Around the Studio

Material scraps after cutting the materials sets for my upcoming presentation at Foothill College: Digital Photography Bound with the Japanese Stab Binding more

18" x 60" Portfolio

This is the third attempt to make a side panel for a 61.25 x 18" portfolio for a single panoramic print. The other attempts were either failures, suspect archival choices or too expensive. This one still needs some de... more

Studio Equipment

I pulled my dry mount press out only to find one of the leveling brackets was broken. A weld let loose. Drilling and tapping the post to create a new attachment, since I don't have any welding tools. more

A hot stamped label with the stamping die made from an artist's signature.

Titling a photographers portfolio with the artist's signature

I had Sheila Morgan sign her name several times for me before she left our design meeting. I digitized the signatures and worked with them as I did design sketches. Selecting the best for the project, I sent it out to... more

Sewing the provided signatures for an artist's book

Creating a prototype artist's book

The folios have been sewn and now I'm considering how to go about backing the book block. Because of the thickness of the photo paper there is a fair gap between each signature. This means the backing materials will b... more

Just-the-Facts-Ma'am Notebook

You've seen them in every old police series-the classic flip top notebook. Handy and stylish, this notebook features a 1/4" capacity ring mechanism (manufactured exclusively for Dreaming Mind) and a pocket for... more

Journals from provided paper

The inquiry: "I’ve found paper I’d like to use for a journal. Can you make a leather book from it?"

The result: a full crimson leather journal with gold title containing the provided paper. more

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