I was recently on press for Hometown by Barbara Peacock. I met Barb several years ago in New York City. Our next meeting occurred at the printing of Willard Pate's with animals. That meeting began the collaborative process of creating a photo book for her long term project about Westford, MA.
When working on a book project I become intimately aware of every detail in a book and almost every nuance of each photograph. Every book project has its challenges, and in the end I'm very happy with what we accomplished. Some things we solved ahead of time, and only a few things needed to be adjusted on press.
I had a wonderful time with Barb and her friends while we were at Puritan Press in Hollis, NH. But it was even more special to see Westford, where Barb grew up and photographed for her project. Barb's project was easy to connect with personally, and I felt like I got to know her hometown. It was a pleasure to work with Barb and I already miss talking all the time.