We’re rolling out plenty of new things this month - three new albums to choose from, prints, prints and lots of prints (4Rs, 8Rs and gorgeously large 20” x 24” prints), a new team, and *this* new website. Let’s focus on the tangibles first: the albums and the prints.
We previously offered the industry standard classic wedding album - that big, bulky album with cardboard stock for pages, so heavy that you can use it to tone your arms. The print quality is good though, that's why we're still offering it. In addition to that, we're also have two new albums to choose from: a MOLESKINE X MILK Book 9.25" x 9.25" Photo Album and a Blurb 13" x 11" Premium Coffee Table Album, printed in the US of A.
Next, the Blurb premium coffee table album. If you're into collecting coffee table books, this is the thing for you. The specs? 13" x 11", hard cover with dust jacket, Proline Pearl Photo glossy 190 GSM paper. Put it right beside your copy of Sebastião Salgado: GENESIS and nothing would seem amiss.
We're still offering the classic hardbound album. It's the largest, thickest and heaviest among the three, with a whopping 11" x 14" cardboard stock pages. The print quality is top notch in my opinion, there's no compromise in that area, and if you want something that's durable and more conventional looking, this would suit you better.
In our older albums, we used fancy spread layouts, trying to fit as many photos into a page. Now, we’re changing things. If you’ve noticed, we’ve adopted a clean and ultra minimalist look. That’s plenty of white space and a ratio of 1:1 photo per page (2:1 at most, and even stretching to 1 photo per two pages for key photos). Think Cereal and Kinfolk - lots of white space and elegantly arranged photos, all of them submissive and obedient to that invisible and all-powerful grid.
Viewing photos on a screen just isn’t as sensory satisfying as having printed photos. There’s this missing tactile experience, and, arguably, a well-printed photo from a bona fide film lab looks better than it’s counterpart in the digital domain. Yes, even against one on a Retina display. I collect coffee table books (read: Taschen and teNeues) and it’s just experientially different from viewing an e-book or pdf from a computer screen.
The Moleskine, Blurb, Classic Coffee Table albums, film photography and prints are included in selected redsheep wedding packages.
That's it for now!