Thursday, 23 August 2012

The Liminal Points Project

This is the inaugural publication from Rokov Publishing, an independent publishing house established by London based photographer Nick Rochowski to be a platform for collaborative output.
Here's a description of the project by Nick Rochowski "The Liminal Points Project is a re-exploration of Penn Wood, Buckinghamshire and a journey back to a vivid childhood fantasy. Working at dawn, dusk and night blending natural and constructed lighting techniques in conjunction with elements from the landscape, the betwixt, large-scale images lie in a place that is somewhere between realities, as if you have stumbled upon a happening. For the artist it is a raw, solitary experience and a manifestation of contemplations on the wider world. There is a power nature holds when one is left alone with it and something that resonates in all people. Visually inspired by cinema of the late 70s and early 90s and writers Katushiro Otomo and J.G.Ballard, the work collaborates with illustration artist Greg Haynes and the influential music of producer Deepsea. These different creative elements form new levels within and around the work".

Cover is hot foil blocked and de-bossed on a well known cover board from that other, Hull based, paper merchant (!) in Racing Green 350gsm. Size is 305x235mm, landscape format.
The cover is a 6pp with two spines effectively creating a capacity folder. The text is saddle stitched (using copper wire - nice touch!) into the left hand spine. The 32pp text is printed on our Omnia 150gsm. The photography is amazing and the images have been faithfully reproduced on the Omnia, capturing all the detail that is present especially in the dark areas.
Equally, the illustrations by Greg Haynes have retained all the fine detail:

London based electronic musician Simon Rendall, who goes by the moniker Deepsea, produced the soundtrack for the project. His music incorporates samples from old records and field recordings with new music technology to create the soundtrack.

Produced in a limited edition of 250, it also includes a signed and numbered 9" x 12" book edition print from the artist, printed on Hahnemühle Photo Rag Satin 310gsm paper.

Book design is by Peter Koo and print is by Push Print, handled by Emma Horner and Roy Killen.

Nick Rochowski:
Simon Rendall:
Greg Haynes:
Posted by Justin Hobson 22.08.2012

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