My friend Anita took me to explore the beautiful beach town of Bolinas, CA. A quintissential California beach town, Bolis is the point where the Norther tip of land separates the bay from the ocean. This slender tape bound book features a handful of digital images (of course there's some film to be printed around here) I took before my camera battery died.
The images in this tape bound book are of another student in an alternative photography class. He installed a series of appropriated religious images in a cross hanging in the window. I further appropriated the images by re-photographing them close up and with a patio in the background.
This book is one of a duo and should probably be called "Ode to a plastic camera" because the cute Lomo Oktomat that took these pictures no longer advances film. This simple accordion books are just slightly larger than the pictures so the emphasis is on the repeating grid patterns.
The insides of this book are a collection of work by students in CCSF's Bookbinding class offered during the summer of 2009 and taught by Carrie Galbraith. 18 students plus Carrie each created a short series of related images that were reproduced and distributed to each other. The class used Chicago screw posts to assemble their books, but I decided to stab bind my book and added a hinge to the back cover to add flexibility. Silk book cloth and one of my images embedded into the covers are the finishing touches.
I arrived early for a meeting and took a quick walk through Buena Vista Park. While wandering around taking pictures with my cell phone, I saw three men pushing a Ganesh statue up the hill on a handcart.