THE MAKING OF THE BOOK
The concept of the book started some 9 months ago when Kenny started experimenting with the camera on the iPhone. The book explores that journey, from the quaint fishing village of Crail, Fife, climbing icy slopes of Meall nan Tarmachan to the sun blessed beauty of Kassiopi, Corfu.
During this period we have filmed the ‘Making of the Book’ from initial design sketches, photo selection, paper stocks to final production.
This series of short stories will explain and describe situations of how and why the images were chosen to be represented in the recently launched book ‘(IPHONE ONLY) PHOTOGRAPHY 1‘. It will give an insight into how are Creative Director, Kenny Allan, sees the world.
Sunday 29th January. Snowing, chilling icy winds, oh what a perfect day!
“As a climber, I often steer clear of the normal ascent of mountains, in favour, of a far more isolated challenge. On this occasion, it was no different. My chosen route was populated with one lonely stag, high on the mountain, visible, fleetingly, through the descending blizzard. As my ice-axe and crampons penetrated the solid mass, I stopped to rest. Breathing heavily, I viewed my surrounds. Wow! what a shot. Precariously poised, I fumbled into my jacket to retrieve my iPhone. Ok, I have three points of contact with the mountain, I’ll get that shot. Mmm, slight problem, chunky winter gloves, I won’t be able to press the camera button. Carefully, I managed to get one glove off with my teeth, unfortunately, within seconds my bare skinned hand started to shake with cold. So, hanging onto the side of the iced mountain, ice-axe and crampons firmly placed, I steadied my frozen hand and clicked”.
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