May 06, 2012

David Alan Harvey releases new book

David Alan Harvey, Magnum photographer and publisher of Burn magazine launched his new photo-novella yesterday at Bondi Pavilion as part of the Head On Photo Festival. The novella shot in Rio and titled '(based on a real story)' is yet another innovative approach to photo books. Harvey calls this a 'real' book, published and distributed in hard copy, 3D, analogue and interactive!

Bound only with a string the book comprises a series of A3 double sided photographs that have been folded together one image melding with the next to create new images. It's a clever concept. The book comes with a 'map' of images so the viewer can mix and match to create new stories and then put it back together as it was intended. Harvey and his son filmmaker Bryan Harvey have put this publication together and it is packaged in its own lightweight box, which Harvey told me doubles as packaging for shipping.

At the launch yesterday the book sold out. At $100 (AUD) it's a great buy. You can buy it online from www.burnmagazine.org

Cover of (based on a true story) 
(C) David Alan Harvey

The launch was held in the space where the Burn exhibition is currently showing at the Bondi Pavilion. This is definitely one exhibition worth seeing. The new Burn magazine is also available and features a spread by Paolo Pellegrin amongst others.

I'll be interviewing Harvey in the coming weeks for a feature profile.