new edition (bilingual)
Dear future readers, I am glad to inform you about the forthcoming publication of my new photographic book on the forest of Fontainebleau. This unique forest inspired my very first book and I just couldn’t resist to publish a new photography book to celebrate its beauty, 20 years later. I am glad to inform you about the forthcoming publication of my new photographic book on the forest of Fontainebleau. This unique forest inspired my very first book and I just couldn’t resist to publish a new photography book to celebrate its beauty, 20 years later.
I published 15 photography books, which were all dedicated to the beauty of the Nature and the wild landscapges of France. However, Fontainebleau has a special place in my heart ; it was my childhood wonderland where I was allowed to roam free and to discover the magical and mystical strenght of the forest.
Such decision requires a different approach. Therefore, your support is so important to publish the book. I made the decision to turn it into an object of aesthetic desire to give pleasure to the readers.
This is what the publishing world calls a “Beau-livre”; in other words, a large-format book with large carefully printed illustrations. It is the best form of art editions, especially photographic editions, which is as much to be leafed through and savoured by the eyes as it is to be read. Because this is a photographer’s book above all.
It is through photography that I propose you to discover or rediscover this exceptional forest. More than 100 photographs, selected among thousands of images, which are as many invitations to wonder, contemplation and sharing of all these magic moments that I could live in the forest of Fontainebleau. A photographer’s gaze can only be intimate and personal, deeply subjective, but it is also a bridge between beings, between each world that inhabits us…
This new book intentionally takes up the title of the first one, Fontainebleau forêt fantastique, published in 2000 ; it is both a wink and a loop that is established 20 years later, set as a new milestone. This 2020 edition is brand new, simply taking up a few emblematic images from my beginnings and a few factual texts. And then, why change a title that is more topical than ever: the Fontainebleau forest is indeed “fantastic” !
This book, as you will see, leaves an important place for texts. A rare bias for a portfolio of photographs, but which corresponds to my approach as an author and photographer who likes to “write his look”. Images have their own language and can be perfectly self-sufficient, but writing has always been an important part of my life. The texts will share with you another inner approach, as well as a reflection on our relationship with nature and the forest in particular. You will find information, anecdotes or historical references about the forest of Fontainebleau, but also more philosophical or spiritual angles.
I often say it in the photo workshops or conferences I give, “Photography is choosing, it’s taking sides”; this maxim also applies to writing… The texts in this book also assert their subjectivity and verbalize an artist’s view of nature and mankind.
As you know, the forest of Fontainebleau attracts visitors from all over the world and its fame is international. As an extension of the castle, it is currently competing for the title of World Heritage of Humanity at UNESCO.It therefore seemed important to me that the text should also be available in English : this new edition will therefore be bilingual.
Large square format 28×28 cm,
132 pages, high quality 170gr matt coated paper from sustainably managed forests,
sewn cardboard binding,
About 1.3 kg,
printed in France by the 8-colour HR-UV press in Escourbiac.
As a special client, the book is offered to you at the special unit rate of 39,90 euros (before application of the public rate which will probably be set at 49 euros once the book is printed).
This pre-order offer is therefore an opportunity to acquire Fontainebleau fantastic forest at a very advantageous price, while being sure to be among the first served.
Here are the different options that I propose to you. For each option, you can pay via the secure site PayPaL (where you can pay by credit card without opening an account), or choose to use check to send me by mail. Delivery only in France for the moment ; contact me by email for a specific request for delivery outside France
Option 1 : only the book,
– to be picked up on Fontainebleau to be published : 39,90 euros/copy order
– the book, mailed to your house :
> 52 euros/ 1 book order
> for 2 books = 96 euros order
> for 3 books = 135 euros order
For an order of 4 to 9 books to be mailed, options 1, 2 or 3 books must be combined to obtain the total amount.
From 10 copies, free delivery within a radius of 30 km around Fontainebleau : in this case, choose the option “52euros/1 book” and choose a quantity >9
Option 2 : the book + a limited edition photographic print (among 3 photos), signed 18x27cm,
– to be picked up on Fontainebleau to be published : 87 euros/copy order
– the book + print, mailed to your house :
> 98 euros/ 1 book order
> for 2 books = 188 euros order
> for 3 books = 274 euros order
From 5 copies, free delivery within a radius of 30 km around Fontainebleau : in this case, choose the option “98 euros/1 book” and choose a quantity >4
Option 3 : the book in a luxurious collector’s box, + a limited edition photographic print, signed 18x27cm, ideal for corporate gifts, VIP, but also for lovers of beautiful things. On order only : 180 euros/copy.
The launch of the production of these exceptional boxes can only be envisaged from 30 copies ordered.These 30 copies are not necessarily from a single sponsor, but may be the threshold reached by the addition of several different orders, so send me your wishes for pre-orders by email and I will keep you informed as soon as the 30 boxes are reached to start production. Nothing will be cashed before this threshold.
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