I spent Sunday afternoon working on my book Take a Seat – I probably should have been finishing off some decorating, or outside gardening, especially as the weather was so good. But I’ve been feeling increasingly unhappy with the book now that I have a dummy, it’s just rather dull and looks bitty. J expressed reservations about including some of the older pictures on Saturday – the oldest dated from 1986. Anyway, having slept on it I decided to make some changes.
I went through the dummy and marked up all the pre 2010 pictures for removal, 23 of them. I reviewed these again and decided to keep 10 taken between 2000 and 2010 that I felt made a strong contribution. As I wanted to keep the total number about the same this left a gap of about a dozen pictures. I went back to my files to identify possible substitutes. I found 20 pictures that I might include, some making me ask myself, ‘Why didn’t I included this in the first place?’. Once I’ve decided which to include these need to be integrated into the overall scheme; and at the same time I’m going to review the relationship between colour and monochrome images. The two pictures here will be included.