Momento Pro was honoured to produce this custom collector’s edition book and box set for British war photojournalist Tim Page. Nam Contact is an epic retrospective of his unseen black-and-white Vietnam War pictures encompassing an oversized 448-page book, a reproduction of a 1966 Kodak flexographic box with an insert for a loupe, and an embossed folio case for a signed and numbered print. Learn about its creation in Will Shipton’s article, Nam Contact: Symphonic coda to Tim Page’s Vietnam, originally published in Inside Imaging on 16 April 2021.
Singaporean born, Melbourne-based filmmaker, Ling Ang, has been journaling her dreams for years, and her upcoming photo book Souvenirs of Sleep is where she reveals them. Her limited edition book produced by Momento Pro weaves together photographs captured from her conscious world to illustrate the narratives of her subconscious mind. Here we interview Ling and designer Ned Rahmanovic about the book’s origins and playful design, and take you behind-the-scenes of its production.
At Momento Pro, we not only print and bind photo books, we advise on the design and binding that best suits their purpose and budget, as well as ways to fund, launch, promote and sell them. For the inexperienced photo book creator, there are many decisions that will affect the cost and success of your publication. Our aim is to guide you through the maze and help deliver the best outcome for you and your book. Here we outline some projects we worked on in 2019, and the secrets behind their success.
The success of a photo book is subjective but at the Australia & New Zealand Photobook Awards the guiding principle is the “fitness for purpose and audience” for every element of the work: the photography, the design, layout, sequencing, text, typography, cover and format. An engaging visual narrative and originality of the concept and design are also vital.