June 06, 2011

The New Book Has Arrived!

After three years of location photography, and several years of research and writing by author Doug Frey, “Marietta The Gem City of The South” has finally arrived. This 400+ page book illustrating the homes and history of this southern city was the largest photography project I have ever taken on. The printing was done in China and is just beautiful. Even better than I had hoped. Just goes to show you that properly applied color management really does work.

We had our first official book signing Friday night at the DK Art Gallery Friday night to a full house of excited Marietta residents wanting to get the first copies of the 6 1/2 lb coffee table book. The response from everyone was just incredible, and this book is something the entire city can be very proud of. Doug, book designer Michael Leidel, and myself signed the first copies for over 4 hours as the first books were picked up by people who bought them in advance along with local residents coming in on the First Friday Art Walk they have at the square every month. Some people bought several copies as gifts. There are still a lot of copies to be signed, so I will be busy getting all of that done in the next week.

I have a new portfolio section on my web site dedicated to the project that can be viewed at www.DiVitalePhotography.com. I also have been working on some black and white versions of the images and have posted them on a web site if you would like to see at www.divitalephotography.com/marietta_homes.

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