Ian Macdonald-Smith Launches New Book

June 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

The pre-publication launch of Ian Macdonald-Smith’s latest book Watercolours in a Second is offering Bermuda residents the opportunity to purchase the various editions of the upcoming book for a 20% discount before international crowdfunding takes place.

A spokesperson said, “Watercolours in a Second is a book of 250 abstract photographs of water reflections, all taken at 1/250 of a second to create one second of exposure time. Taken over 25 years from 1987-2012, this book is a chronological journey through 22 countries starting and ending with Bermuda.

Watercolours in a Second also introduces a new genre of art called Self-Expressionism; inviting viewers to share their subconscious and conscious interpretations of those forms and patterns in each photograph. The photographs are not manipulated, so each interpretation is valid.”

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Ian Macdonald-Smith’s ‘Watercolours In A Second’ June 2019

“Quotes about art and creativity accompany each photograph in the book, from the ancient Greeks through to the present day; these provide perspectives about art from different ages and temperaments.

“There are three premium editions, Gold, Silver and Bronze. Each book comes with gilded pages, a cloth slipcase and an archival digital print: The Gold Edition, a 20” x 30” photograph , the Silver an 11” x 14” photograph and the Bronze Edition an 8” x 10” photograph. The Silver and Bronze Editions have been designed with a pocket at the back of the book to store the photograph, if so desired.”

Mr Macdonald-Smith said, “I chose to sell the pre-publication Gold, Silver and Bronze Edition books with the respective photographs for less than I would ordinarily sell an individual photograph.

“I also want to give Bermudians the first opportunity to buy the book. This is where I started my art and launching a new genre unique to photography is special. I am passionate about the series and while I’m not the only photographer to capture water reflections, the way I have pursued the series and then presented it is original. I hope that more people explore and capture water reflections – they are fascinating and are happening constantly.

“Photograph lends itself so well to self-expressionism and I’m sure it will become an ever expanding genre with clever ideas and series enhancing the way we all perceive objects.”

Gold Edition

  • Edition: 250
  • Cloth hardcover with slipcase
  • Gold foil blocking with an embossed, edition specific image on cover Gold gilt edges.
  • One 20” x 30” archival print available for each photograph in the book.
  • Pre-publication price: $1,000
  • Publication price: $1,25

Silver Edition

  • Edition: 500
  • Cloth hardcover with slipcase
  • Silver foil blocking with an embossed edition specific image on cover
  • Silver gilt edges
  • Two 11” x 14” archival prints available for each photograph in the book
  • Pre-publication price: $500
  • Publication price: $625

Bronze Edition

  • Edition: 1,000
  • Cloth hardcover with slipcase
  • Bronze foil blocking with an embossed, edition specific image on cover
  • Bronze gilt edges
  • Four 8” x 10” archival prints available for each photograph in the book
  • Pre-publication price: $250
  • Publication price: $325

First Edition

  • Hardbound with dust jacket
  • Pre-publication price: $100
  • Publication price: $125

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