Elena Chimonas' Blog

Photographic Inspirations

Book binding workshop with Victoria Locas

About three weeks ago the lecturers had organised for Victoria Locas to come in and show us her work. Locas is the creator of Archive Books and kindly held a book binding workshop for us. I was mainly interested in her book binding but her instilations were also of interest to me. I had a look at her website later on and this has given me a few ideas of how to photograph my book once I make it.

I thoughrally enjoyed learning how to make a book as I have come from an artistic background and it had been a while since I’d had my hands on some crafts and had the chance to think creatively using a different form of art. Since the age of 18 when I knew photography was where I wanted to specialise I put my all into that one idea and explored everything through the means of photography so it was a fresh start and nice to have my eyes opened into my old way of thinking. Now I can combine the two worlds and hand make beautiful small books to hold my photographs. I am excited about collecting the materials and making my final piece.

This is the book that i made in the workshop.


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