- Tom- Tom
Ben and I are in New York working on the new Fire Island Polaroid book with our D.A.P. production crew. Our friends Jay and Mark loaned us their NY penthouse for our stay – and the owners of the Empire State Building lit it up a purple pink. Made us feel right at home.
We are finalizing the files for uploading to Italy where we go to press on Monday morning. Alex Galan, smiling, is the executive overseeing the project. Fabian, left, is creating the design files to instruct the press for printing.
We did a color check on our files at Duggal, a well-known photo printer in NY with experts in making the work look as beautifully close to the original Polaroids as possible. We found that their crew had an ability to pull rabbits out of hats as they showed us solutions to some last minute issues. We tested the original Polaroids against the match prints Duggal made. Nice.
We have been reviewing the files and making all the last minute corrections – everything from the text and layout to “It looks like we’re a double page spread short.” All issues resolved. But – when we get on the plane for Bologna tomorrow, we’ll take a deep breath. Next are the press issues. I’m excited to see the book roll off the presses. We hope for smooth sailing.