Patrick Brown Portfolio on American Photo March 24, 2012Posted by bohdan.warchomij in : American Photo, Emphas.is, Patrick Brown , trackback
Patrick Brown’s work is being funded through Emphas.is. And suddenly it is everywhere.
American Photo is featuring his portfolio on the magazine’s website.
“You ended up getting this book funded through the crowd-sourcing website Emphas.is. What drove you to go that route rather than going with a more traditional publisher?
If I had only known now what I know then. I went to NY and saw some publishers. I went to London and to Amsterdam. Most of them said it’s not a palatable subject. A couple of publishers sat on it for a while. Then the publishing climate started to change and people were asking for $30,000 to publish a book. That sounded like self-publishing to me, but they get their stamp on it and I don’t have any control over it. With the amount of money I spent on air travel and hotels and other expenses going to see these publishers, I could’ve actually published the book myself. Tina [Ahrens, co-founder of Emphas.is] saw the project eight or nine years ago. She has seen it grow and she’s always been there. She’s a dear friend as well. She approached me when they were branching out into this publishing project. I was a little bit reluctant, but it’s a new and different way of approaching the same old problem of finding finances to publish a book. They gave me great freedom.”
From a Skype interview with American Photo