Welcome to my world since the beginning of the summer. Here I am working on my laptop surrounded by over 320 images on eight giant boards, which feature full-size images being considered for the Vanishing Cuba book. Carefully curated and paired up to replicate each spread in the book. Sometimes moving them around to end up with the best possible combinations. If you want to know what the book will look like, you need to see it, feel it, and live it.
This, of course, follows years and months of editing, production decisions, and design choices. It’s been an incredible journey. I was prepared for much of it, but I can now say that I never realized the sheer magnitude of this project. It took on a life of its own.
The book goes to press in exactly six weeks. I can’t wait for you all to see it!
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What an honor to have my first published book reside in the University of Cambridge Library in the United Kingdom. Many of you probably don’t know this, but this prestigious University (considered one of the top ten in the world) has over 100 libraries within its library system. Vanishing Cuba can be found in its Latin Studies Library.
Earlier this month, Shades of Grey sister magazine Shades of Color featured a comparable 32-page pictorial and interview. I was the first featured artist in this beautifully designed 238-page magazine for the second time.
THE GETTY Research Institute, Los Angeles, is the latest to acquire the Deluxe Edition of my book, Vanishing Cuba. What an honor! I have always admired the Getty Center for its dedication to excellence. Knowing that my book has found a home there and will forever be available to view and study is outstanding.