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A portfolio that speaks volumes: Matt Portch

A portfolio must make an impact, and Melbourne photographer Matthew Portch achieves this with his large format book featuring red, white and blue that complement the large format images of North America on the inside. We ask him about the process of putting it together.

Matthew Portch is a Bristol born lad who now lives in Melbourne, Australia. After a successful career in graphic design, photography captured his interest. He was particularly inspired by the work of North American large-format colour film photographers of the 1960s and 1970s, which is evident in his latest portfolio. Rather than combine a variety of images from different commercial and personal projects, his folio focuses on a single photographic series that walks the line between quietly understated and high impact. We asked him about the process of putting it together.

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APPA Book Award history 2005 -2018

The AIPP Australian Professional Photography Awards have incorporated a Photography Book Award since 2005, and the winning books have been created by photographers from a diversity of genres – landscape, architectural, commercial and portraiture. This post showcases the winning books, their creators and the judge’s rationale for their selection.

Every year the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP) hosts the Australian Professional Photography Awards (APPA), which has included a Book category since 2005. Momento Pro has been a proud sponsor of the Book award since 2006 and we’ve had the good fortune of sitting in on the judging every year. Below is a visual history of the 13 winners to date, a showcase of the 2018 entrants and winner, and a link to the full judging video. Keep your eye out for the sequel for the Album Award category in coming weeks.

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Books for photographers + photo collectives

Experience the finer details of portfolios we’ve recently printed for photographer Simon Harsent and Sydney-based artist collective, Photoplay Photography.

Before we get too far into the year we thought it timely to feature some of the portfolios we’ve printed for photographers and photography collectives in recent months. Getting your work seen is one of the biggest challenges for photographers today, and a beautifully edited selection of images in a book could make all the difference. Get inspired to create your fresh folio with some help from Simon Harsent, and Photoplay.

 

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Promote your business with a book

Print is not dead, and these bespoke corporate publications prove that print can often be a more appropriate and influential format for promotional activities than digital, as long as the individual elements – paper, binding, cover and finishes – are suitable for the purpose of the book and the brand’s values.

Photo books can be used for all kinds of purposes and one application we see more of as the year draws to a close is bespoke publications for corporate promotions. In this blog we look at three examples created for The Woolmark Company, Sony and ENGIE. Each project had its unique brand values and marketing objectives to achieve, which was clearly reflected in the materials they chose to use. Read on to find out why they selected particular sizes, papers and finishes, and the effect they had on the book.

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