Totally L.A., the book I published with Lulu Studio Photobook, had arrived yesterday in the mail. How exciting!
It’s a 9×7 Landscape, casewrap hardcover binding photo book/portfolio printed on #100 white silk stock paper.
In the book I arranged some 80 color images plainly and genuinely depicting Los Angeles, or at least genuinely as I see it. (I say it because in the past I got email from someone who claimed the Los Angeles I was portraying in my photographs is far from being the real L.A. since I did not actually photograph in South Central or any other such bad neighborhoods. This is true; I only took some few pictures at the fringes of these areas. But sadly I stay away from these lovely districts and so I’ve never had the good fortune to take pictures documenting the life and activity of the numerous gangs in the area. but like I always say, L.A., like some other big cities, has many faces and so the Real L.A. is always something personal based on one’s experience) Now back to the book:
I find the book to be similar to what I’ve designed on the screen using Lulu Studio. The cover is in full color and looks quite appealing. The interior paper is premium quality and the printing is finest quality, vivid and just superior to any book I’ve published in the past.
However, the one thing I don’t like about this book is the PRICE.
I think compared with bookstore prices a small coffee table such as this one should not cost more than $25.00.
This is probably the main downfall of Print on Demand.