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"The Photography Collectors' Newsletter"

LODIMA PRESS

A Small Independent Press Dedicated to Publishing Photography Books of Exceptional Quality


Following the publication of Edward Weston: Life Work (2004)
and the 19 volumes of the Portfolios of Brett Weston (2005–2017), we have now published

EdWard Weston

Fiftieth Anniversary Portfolio

 

The entire portfolio is reproduced in facsimile. We have even used a different paper, similar to that which was used in the original portfolio to print Edward’s portfolio text pages.

And as an extra bonus for the book, James L. Enyeart, former Director of the Center for Creative Photography (the repository of the Edward Weston Archive), has written “A Memoir” about the history of CCP’s acquisition of Edward’s entire archive.

The reproductions are of the highest quality—a hallmark of all Lodima Press books.

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Hardbound, 40 pages, 12.5 x 12.5 inches
Reproduced in 400-line screen quadtone
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THE PORTFOLIOS OF BRETT WESTON

A NINETEEN-VOLUME SERIES

 

Between 1939 and 1980 Brett Weston produced sixteen limited edition portfolios of original photographs. He believed passionately in the power of his original prints and chose the portfolio as the way to reach an expanded audience while still maintaining control over image quality. Today, Weston’s original portfolios are rare, expensive, and relatively inaccessible in museums, archives, libraries, or private collections.

Printing technology now makes it possible, however, to bring the Brett Weston portfolios to a larger audience in reproductions that, in their rich detail, tonal scale and color, surface quality, and aesthetic appeal, are almost indistinguishable from the original prints. Printed in Belgium by Salto in unprecedented 600-line screen quadtone, and later by Dual Graphics in 400-line screen quadtone (after Salto ceased printing books). Printed on heavy coated stock, the photographs have been reproduced actual size whenever possible.

To recreate the feeling of the original portfolios, great care has been taken not only with the reproduction of the photographs, but with every aspect of these books. Where there is text in the portfolios, it is reproduced in facsimile, and the color of each book’s cover has been selected to match the covers of the original portfolio cases.

The art historian Roger Aikin, a close friend of Brett’s, has provided an introductory essay for each book in the series with writing that sets the photographs in the context of Weston’s life and career. Dr. Aikin’s critical analysis comparing the photographs of Brett and those of his father was published in 1973 and remains the finest analysis of its type we have ever seen.

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Many of the photographs in these new books have never before been reproduced. The hardbound edition is limited to 250 numbered copies and the softbound edition is limited to 1000 copies.

In addition to the 16 portfolios there are 3 additional volumes in the series. Number 17, Prints for Students, is a collection of prints that Brett offered to students at a significantly discounted price. Number 18 is the Special Edition of 1951. Number 19 is a Career Overview by the art historian Roger Aikin. Also included in the Career Overview is a “Memoir” by the Michael A. Smith, who knew Brett well and who is the publisher of Lodima Press books. Numbers 18 and 19 are contained in the same binding making 18 books in the set.

The hardbound copies were originally available only to subscribers to the entire series. A very limited number remain from subscriptions that were cancelled, and are available individually. The price for each of these is currently $150. Still fewer complete sets of the hardbound books are available. These complete sets are currently priced at $2700.

The softbound edition is limited to 1000 copies, and books are available individually for $62.50 each. The entire softbound set is discounted to $995.

Number 1. San Francisco (1939)
Number 2. White Sands (1949, 1976)
Number 3. New York (1951)
Number 4. Fifteen Photographs (1961)
Number 5. Ten Photographs (1963)
Number 6. Baja California (1967)
Number 7. Fifteen Photographs of Japan (1970)
Number 8. Europe (1973)
Number 9. Oregon (1975)
Number 10. Portraits of My Father (1976)

Number 11. Vintage Collection (1976)
Number 12. Twenty Photographs (1978)
Number 13. Alaska (1978)
Number 14. Hawaii - Leaves and Lava (1980)
Number 15. Abstraction #1 1925–1980
Number 16. Abstraction #2 1927–1980
Number 17. Prints for Students
Number 18. Special Edition of 1951
Number 19. Career Overview
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THE LODIMA PRESS PORTFOLIO BOOK SERIES

 

I do think this is one of the most exciting publishing projects in recent years. If I had stayed in publishing I would have fantasized about producing a series like yours.
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This is an ongoing series of beautiful, yet affordable photography books of previously unpublished work by leading and emerging contemporary photographers. These books are printed to the high standards for which Lodima Press has become known—600-line screen quadtone on heavy cover stock, insuring that the reproductions are true to the originals.

Each book in the series contains from 10 to 18 photographs and includes a statement by the photographer. The books have 24 pages and are 9 5/8″ x 8 5/8″ in size.

Published in a signed and numbered hardbound edition limited to 100 copies for $135 each. They are available only to subscribers to the entire series. The softbound edition is limited to 1000 copies, and books are available individually for $39.95 each or by subscription to the entire series for $29.95 each.

The series was available in both a softbound edition limited to 1000 copies (sold individually and by subscription to the entire series), and a hardbound edition limited to 100 signed and numbered copies, originally available as a complete set and by subscription only. We are now making available the few signed and numbered books from incomplete sets. 


 

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Today, almost every photographer would like to have a published book of their photographs, whether it is a book printed by offset printing or a print-on-demand book. But few know where to begin, regarding both the technical aspects of making a book and the conceptual and creative aspects.

We provide consulting services to photographers who wish to self-publish books of their photographs and to those who wish to have their book published by an established book publisher. We provide expertise in all aspects of making your book: from creative ways to fund the book, select and sequence the photographs, design, print, and bind the book, to distribution and sales.

We have published over fifty photography books, one of which was awarded Le Grand Prix du Livre (Best Photography Book of the Year) at the International Festival of Photography in Arles, France.

 

About Lodima Press

Founded by Michael A. Smith to self-publish his first book, Landscapes 1975–1979, which was awarded Le Grand Prix du Livre (Best Photography Book of the Year) at the Rencontres de la Photographie (International Festival of Photography), Arles, France, in 1981. In the 34 years since, Lodima Press has come to be known for its unwavering dedication to reproductions of the highest quality (printing most books in 600-line screen quadtone), and publishing books of exquisite beauty by a number of leading and emerging photographers. We also provide consulting services for photographers seeking guidance in getting their work ready to submit for publication or to self-publish.