Twelve Thousand Miles — One Year on Film in the American West

Full color, 76 page – printed on 100lb coated matte text stock. Featuring 85 images taken on film. Perfect bound, 8.5”x11”.

Experiments & Outcomes: A Year on Film
Each book ships with a hand stitched and folded, 26 page booklet. A photo index and behind the scenes guide about film, cameras and lenses, light and exposure, the labs and scanners I used, the design process for the book and print process.

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I drove 12,000
miles across the
Western US &
Canada. 

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A trip to Hawaii, a flight to San Diego, winter in Eastern Oregon, summer in Arizona – exploring, discovering new places and taking pictures.

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It was a year of deliberate practice, making mistakes and correcting them. Finding old cameras, learning how to use them or first, how to fix them.

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Finally I learned about bookmaking — binding, printers, paper and ink. This book is the conclusion of many experiments. 

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For more about my year in film follow @filminthefreezer on Instagram.

David Bryan - Freelance Motion Graphics Artist and Designer - ©2024 dcbryan