Food Vendors – A handmade book

Beyond, Fine art photography, Photography, Portrait, Travel

A photo essay consisting five portraits of food vendors from various cities in Indonesia:

  • Soybean curd dessert vendor on the street of North Bandung
  • Crackers vendor in her traditional kitchen in East Bandung
  • Chinese-style roast pork belly vendor in Belitung Island
  • Gudeg (traditional cuisine of Central Java) booth worker in Yogyakarta
  • Noodle vendor in front of her booth in East Bandung

Book dimension 7″ x 10″ (closed) / 8 leaves of 7″ (opened), printed on premium archival fine art 300 gsm paper, digital inkjet printing, custom made red linen hardcover.

Available for pre-order. Email to inegaleri@gmail.com.

See The Making of My Handmade Photobooks.

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North Shore of Belitung Island – A handmade book

Beyond, Fine art photography, Photography

A photo essay exhibiting the pristine beaches on the north shore of Belitung Island, located at Karimata Strait, which connects the South China Sea and Java Sea, Indonesia. This book consists of 7 photographs from Tanjung Tinggi Beach, Batu Berlayar Island, Lengkuas Island, and Karimata Strait.

Book dimension 10″ x 7″ (closed) / 10 leaves of 10″ (opened), printed on premium archival fine art 300 gsm paper, digital inkjet printing, custom made blue linen hardcover.

Available for pre-order. Email to inegaleri@gmail.com.

See The Making of My Handmade Photobooks.

© Ine Burke | inegaleri.com

The Making of My Handmade Photobooks

Beyond, Fine art photography, Photography, Travel

This year, I introduced my first handmade photobooks to the 40th Edgewood Heritage Festival and 211 Art Gallery “Around the World” show, both were held on November 12th, 2016.

An accordion photobook that consists of 5 to 7 photos is a perfect medium to present a short photo essay.  It also serves as a nice display piece that can be stored like a book. After many researches on materials and how-tos, and a visit to Book Doctor in Dallas, Tx., to get materials for book cover, I went ahead with the production. I made two photobooks, “North Shore of Belitung Island” and “Food Vendors”, which photos were taken during a trip back home to Indonesia this summer.

“North Shore of Belitung Island” consists of 7 landscape photographs which leads to the decision to make a “landscape” orientation book (finished book dimension with cover is 10″ width x 7″ height). The “Food Vendors” exhibits 5 photographs of people in small food businesses in “portrait” orientation, thus the book orientation (finished book dimension with cover is 7″ width x 10″ height). They are now displayed at the 211 Art Gallery in Athens, Tx., and available for pre-order (email to inegaleri@gmail.com).

Here’s the steps I went through to produce my first handmade photobooks:

1. Print the content on 13″x19″ premium archival fine art and photographic digital paper.

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2. Cut paper according to design dimension. What I have here are 19″ x 6.5″ pieces for the Belitung Island and 13″ x 9.5″ pieces for Food Vendors book.

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3. Score the paper with bone folder accordingly to create a crease for neater and easier folding.

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4. Make hinges to connect the papers with glue to create the accordion effect.  Use pH neutral glue made for book binding and paper projects.

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The accordion book formed.

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5. Cut board and linen for the book covers. The board’s dimension is 0.5 inches bigger that the book’s width and height, the linen’s is slightly bigger than the board. Wrap and glue the linen to the boards.

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6. Glue the content to the covers.

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7. The finished accordion books.

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© Ine Burke | inegaleri.com

Wings of the City – El Tiempo

Architecture, Black and White, Texas

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(Time) – This highly detailed figure is incomplete. Despite his fractured body, he spreads his wings in the air and the expression on his face is full of determination. Consider the title of the work. What message does this piece have for you? – from Wings of the City, Self Guided Tour. This piece was exhibited at Fort Worth Water Gardens, overlooking the cascading water down the terraces and steps of the Active Pool and the Texas A&M University School of Law.

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Wings of the City – Abrazo Monumental

Architecture, Black and White, Texas

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(Monumental Embrace) – This sculpture represents a winged man embracing a woman in a charged moment full of hope and compassion. Do you think art often evokes strong emotions in the viewer? Why or why not? Be sure to walk all the way around the piece to admire the detail in the wings. – from Wings of the City, Self Guided Tour.  This one of three bronze sculptures by Jorge Marin which were exhibited at Fort Worth Water Garden, this summer. This part of the water garden is called The Mountain. #ShowyourWingsFW

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Wings of the City – Archivaldo

Architecture, Black and White, Texas

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“(Archivaldo) – This winged figure fixes his gaze directly in front of him. Consider where this figure is placed, in front of the Fort Worth Convention center. What is this piece’s relationship with the architecture? Does he complement the space?” – from Wings of the City, Self Guided Tour. Archivaldo is placed in front of the Fort Worth Convention Center, North Entrance, by General Worth Square, downtown Fort Worth, Tx. It is gazing towards the direction of Alas de México (see the last photo).

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Wings of the City – Bernardo Oriental Monumental

Architecture, Black and White, Texas

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“(Monumental Bernardo Oriental) – This seated figure rests his arms behind him while firmly placing his feet on the sphere. Notice the type of hat he wears and think about how it relates to the exhibition. Why do you think the artist chose to mask these figures?” from Wings of the City, Self Guided Tour. This second sculpture is placed at General Worth Square, near Fort Worth Convention Center. #ShowyourWingsFW

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Wings of the City – Alas de México

Architecture, Black and White, Texas

Eight bronze figures created by the internationally acclaimed contemporary sculptor from Mexico, Jorge Marin, are now exhibited in downtown Fort Worth, Texas, until the end of August 2015.  I captured five out of the eight sculptures.  This one is titled “Alas de México” or “Wings of Mexico” and placed at the Sundance Square Plaza. “It encourages interaction by allowing visitors to see, touch and take pictures with the sculpture. Thousands of people around the world have had their portraits taken with the wings.” #ShowyourWingsFW

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 Photographs © 2015 Ine Burke | inegaleri.com

Flying Fish Gallery

Ben Wheeler, Old Downtown, Photography, Travel

Flying Fish Gallery, an art gallery nestled in the heart of revitalized old downtown Ben Wheeler, Texas, is operated by husband and wife, Randy and Sherri Martin. The art pieces shown and sold here, are created by artists who lives around the area, including Randy and Sherri’s. Sherri repurposes objects made of metal, wood, or sometimes paper, she found in a flea market, garage sale, or estate sale. She would work with an object by observing it first until she sees a new object comes out of it. Then she would start dismantling, combining, and adding elements to it and go toward where her initial instinct told her to go. For Sherri, animal is the object she loves to make. Randy’s artwork are also shaped by used metal comes from old farm implements or other industrial material. His artworks are displayed outdoor, some mobile, as garden ornaments. Take a peek of Sherri and Randy’s work and gallery through my photos below. The whole art gallery is an art by itself. It’s welcoming, warm, bright, but tranquil at the same time. Sherri Martin was featured in the County Line Magazine in June 2012. Click here to read the coverage. The Flying Fish Gallery is located at downtown Ben Wheeler, along FM279 Artisan Trail, connecting Ben Wheeler and Edom, Texas, off Hwy 64.

I have the honor to be one of the artists whose work is made available for sale through Flying Fish Gallery. My second photography book, My Northeast Texas, is presented beautifully among other local artists’ work in the following photo. The County Line Magazine reviewed the book in March 2013 issue, Artist Publishes Book of Her Northeast Texas Views (Click here to read the review online).

My book displayed with other art pieces and painting in Flying Fish Gallery
The painting is by Anup Bhandari

For more information about my book, go to MY NORTHEAST TEXAS.