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Mike English has produced books for Cancer Research UK (Knickers Model’s Own” by Caroline Jones), Prestel Publishing (The Art of Sports Photography by Marc Aspland, Chief sports photographer of The Times of London), Fylde Guitars (“Wood Sweat and Tears” by Roger Bucknall) and Henwood and Dean boat builders (Head, Heart, Hand by Colin Henwood).
Without the commercial imperative of working for a client, Mike has now decided to produce a photo book on Le Mont St Michel, an island off the coast of Normandy that was home to a Benedictine Monastery. Today, friars and sisters from “Les Fraternités Monastiques de Jerusalem” ensure a spiritual presence.
The photo book will be full of beautiful photographs of the Mont St Michel: some broad landscapes, but also images showing the more intimate corners of the monastery. It will be produced to the highest professional standards. There are 80 pages, with 48 plates printed in black and white and one full color image on carefully selected matt coated paper to bring out the best tonal range of each photograph.
It will be available in two editions, a signed, numbered limited edition, which comes in a clam shell box and a trade edition, which for Kickstarter backers will be signed.
All the design and photography is completed. It is in the production of the printed version where potential problems might occur. The resources raised in the campaign will be allocated for the production of photo book.
Have a look at the Kickstarter link below for more information: