coming soon ….

(based on a true story) is done….well, almost…being hand assembled….now….

book to be launched May 4 in Sydney at the HeadOn photo fest….solo exhibition :  Australian Centre for Photography….

we built this with zero compromises….zero…all out independence….yes, a miracle…thanks Bryan, Erin, Candy, Roberta, Renata, Eva, Diego, Mike, Valeria, Marcela, Kamila, Tonico, Claudia, Andrea, and EBS printing Verona…

a novella set in Rio, but not about Rio… a puzzle, a game??  interactive/analog…map/poster included …stay tuned…

of course the long term, or maybe even short term, goal here at Burn is to do specially crafted or hand crafted books for a variety of authors….the plethora of on demand book companies makes it terrific for everyone to have a book in their hand…i love these on demand books for many reasons…

yet, finally, i think we all honestly miss the special feeling a book used to bring…the specialness of a book in hand…when everyone has something or everyone has virtually the same thing, then it ceases to be special…so, that is why at Burn we will only be interested in books that could not possibly be on demand books….this hit me as i was often handing someone Burn 02 and saying, “here is your book, oh by the way this is not an on demand book, we printed this in Italy”…i do not want to have to say that…

i want it to be obvious that Burn books are physically technically aesthetically impossible to produce on demand….

so let’s see how it goes…we have done well with the only other two publications published by Burn….01 and 02…..if this works, then we will go forward with gusto into the book publishing biz….not an empire…laughing..no , a specialty shop…..for artists and those who appreciate fine objects….

oh by the way, lest you think we are only building objects for those who can afford them, we will always have, just as in everything i do, a gratis element..for the the gratis spinoff of (based on a true story) we will print a newspaper tabloid version and distribute for free in Rio de Janeiro where the cariocas of every social class welcomed me and allowed me to do my work….without the genuine hospitality of my friends in Rio this book would not exist….and yes yes , there is a NatGeo version of my work coming up in the October issue of the Magazine…

as always , i thank this audience for their support….for some of you it will come back in an amazing way…

 

-dah-

(sent while on the way to meet Antoine d’Agata in Williston , North Dakota in search of BIG OIL  … www.magnumphotos.com   watch our adventures on the Magnum site….Panos driving our camper….oh my oh my)

 

191 Responses to “coming soon ….”


  • I’m always a total sucker if there’s a map inside. Looks and sounds intriguing.

  • You sure know how to build up anticipation!
    Great news!
    Thank you:

    Bryan, Erin, Candy, Roberta, Renata, Eva, Diego, Valeria, Marcela, Kamila, Tonico, Andrea, and EBS printing Verona

    and of course YOU DAVID!

    Having lived it as it was happening when it was happening over at RIO is still fresh in my mind but I know from what you keep saying that it’s something totally different and something to decipher…something to unlock….looking forward to starting this journey!

  • CARLO

    not really trying to build anticipation…we did the riobook bit and so many have just been interested in the progress…we are going as fast as we can…you must remember i shot my last picture right before Christmas , so in book land this is fast fast…in any case, we should have books available by mid May….thanks for paying attention…

    cheers, david

  • DAVID,

    can we pre-order? …please?

    Thanks to all people involved – you all created something great, …and I can’t wait to hold it in my hands to see.

  • David,

    I did not mean anticipation in a negative way….I should always make sure to use the first person when writing because I do not want to speak nor should I pretend I speak for others. This is strictly my feeling…

    I’m excited about this book like being excited about a new album from a musical artist…..know what I mean?

  • THOMAS

    pre-ordering does not work for us….a ship is late and people get antsy they’ve spent their money where the hell is my book….we do not want that…ever…so we will wait until we are set to deliver the next day….but do stay tuned…we printed few…they will go quickly i think….they are a bit expensive, but will grow in value instantly we also think…we could be way way wrong..for it is an unusual book..not everyone is going to get it…but i think the effort will be acknowledged even by those who may despise the intent..yet we are in love..we did all we could and all we wanted…very hard in life to ever say that…stars lined up right…in that positive spirit we will stay and yet walk quiet into the night….

    cheers, david

  • I feel Thomas’ “fears”…
    This Book will disappear , vanish instantly…
    I’d preorder too if I could but DAH is right on this one..
    “Consumers” hate to wait… once they order they (we) WANT IT ASAP..
    especially here in our Great Republic as AKAKY usually refers to…

  • Really, really, really fast! I have never heard of a photo book coming together so fast.

    If it were anyone else, I would think the quality might be compromised, but knowing its David… backed by a dedicated and talented team… it won’t be.

    So, no pre-order but David, you know one of these books must go to me, so don’t sell it to anyone else.

  • DAVID,

    So will it be.
    I learned to stop pushing and let go.
    Things will fall into place.

    I wish you a good book launching party!

  • For AMERICANS/BRAZILIANS/CANADIANS/MEXICANS ONLY
    ( Europeans do not apply )
    Send me a request on panos.skoulidas@gmail.com
    and (not a big promise) I’ll put a copy aside for you..
    NO PREPAY/deposit needed..
    I have faith and trust in YOU!
    Do the same
    ;)

  • “yet we are in love..”

    That sums it up.. just like parents with a newborn..

    (Bill.. no compromises, not on quality, nor anything else, I can assure you..)

  • Sounds all very exciting and I will of course keep a look out for when this book is ready.

  • is this when we insert a drum roll??????? :)
    what a journey..
    thanks for making it an inclusive one….
    I cant wait to see it…
    touch it..
    hold it…
    aahhhhhh…
    a story….
    ***

  • of course the long term, or maybe even short term, goal here at Burn is to do specially crafted or hand crafted books for a variety of authors….the plethora of on demand book companies makes it terrific for everyone to have a book in their hand…i love these on demand books for many reasons…

    yet, finally, i think we all honestly miss the special feeling a book used to bring…the specialness of a book in hand…when everyone has something or everyone has virtually the same thing, then it ceases to be special…so, that is why at Burn we will only be interested in books that could not possibly be on demand books….this hit me as i was often handing someone Burn 02 and saying, “here is your book, oh by the way this is not an on demand book, we printed this in Italy”…i do not want to have to say that…

    i want it to be obvious that Burn books are physically technically aesthetically impossible to produce on demand….

    so let’s see how it goes…we have done well with the only other two publications published by Burn….01 and 02…..if this works, then we will go forward with gusto into the book publishing biz….not an empire…laughing..no , a specialty shop…..for artists and those who appreciate fine objects….

    oh by the way, lest you think we are only building objects for those who can afford them, we will always have, just as in everything i do, a gratis element..for the the gratis spinoff of (based on a true story) we will print a newspaper tabloid version and distribute for free in Rio de Janeiro where the cariocas of every social class welcomed me and allowed me to do my work….without the genuine hospitality of my friends in Rio this book would not exist….and yes yes , there is a NatGeo version of my work coming up in the October issue of the Magazine…

    as always , i thank this audience for their support….for some of you it will come back in an amazing way…

    -dah-

    (sent while on the way to meet Antoine d’Agata in Williston , North Dakota in search of BIG OIL … http://www.magnumphotos.com watch our adventures on the Magnum site….Panos driving our camper….oh my oh my)

  • Ready to Board… Going North to meet two amazing artists:
    ANTOINE D’Agata
    and
    DAVID ALAN HARVEY…to explore the wild wild west.. Oil workers, gold diggers, strippers, empty roads.. Who knows?
    I’ll be on the steering wheel for as long the state troopers they gonna let me keep my drivers license…
    I’m thrilled..
    Chills up and down my spine.. Anyways, boarding..
    Meeting Antoine in Minneapolis and meeting with DAH in north Dakota in few hours..
    Anyone around Williston,??? Close to Canada borders?
    Let’s meet!!!
    Trust me , itll be fun watching two of the BEST photogs in this planet (DAH/Antoine)working side by side
    sleeping RV’s .. most extreme situations.. No hotels, no motels no big HOUSE ..
    Shooting, sleeping, eating, living on the side of the Road!
    Are you guys ready to join?????

  • With Cowboy Neal at the wheel … :))

    Panos, just remember when the sign on the highway comes up, Prepare to Stop: Roadblock and Search Ahead, don’t take that first exit off the freeway. The troopers will be waiting at the top of the ramp.

  • Good on you Panos!!!! I was SOOOOOOO excited for you when I heard about your road trip! It’ll be a super experience!!!!!!

  • http://instagr.am/p/J0JLhGBrSw/

    JUST MET WITH ANTOINE.. Boarding again on another plane to go meet DAH in ND

  • Tom I’ll soon find out;)
    Ross , love u too buddy :)

  • Btw, JUKKA if u reading this , D’Agata sending you a big hug!

  • Panos…

    Amazing!!!! Can’t wait to see all your daily images and wishing you the very best time of your life!!

  • Paul thank you and don’t stress..
    A guy from Paris and a the Greek
    Ephialtes coming to your rescue.. Give us an hour or so!

  • PANOS!!

    y’all, do what you have to do, have tons of fun, but put the man on a plane to Sydney when time is due! I COUNT ON YOU.. oime would Civi say.. ;)))

  • Eva.. You got my word.. Anyway I’m surprised my phone works although still on the air..10ft, descending fast, meeting with DAH in next 20 minutes..
    Stay tuned…I’m overwhelmed being so close to those Art Giants …
    I’ll try to give u all as much as I can ..
    I want to share .. Can’t keep it all inside…
    Next thing DAH MEETS ANTOINE:
    ( hope I’ll get this photo on Instagram and post here ASAP :).. Ok still few minutes to land.. I see lakes

  • @ PANOS:
    Nice to read that you are part of that trip! Awaiting report from that remote part of US
    Hope that you did not missed the incredibly 2nd Leg of Champions (BAR-CHE) amazing football level (or soccer) as you call it there…
    North Dakota brings me back the movie “Fargo” brrrr, cold, lonely, desolate, but now you are with good company…

    Patricio

  • Eva.. You got my word.. Anyway I’m surprised my phone works although still on the air..10000ft, descending fast, meeting with DAH in next 20 minutes..
    Stay tuned…I’m overwhelmed being so close to those Art Giants …
    I’ll try to give u all as much as I can ..
    I want to share .. Can’t keep it all inside…
    Next thing DAH MEETS ANTOINE:
    ( hope I’ll get this photo on Instagram and post here ASAP :).. Ok still few minutes to land.. I see lakes

  • PATRICIO I MISSED THE GAME… Don’t tell me Barca didn’t make it.. I’m gonna get upset and take it all out on Antoine…:))

  • Oh it seems game starts in 35′..
    I will miss it.. This is the middle of nowhere.. No tv’s, no humans that care about soccer , nada, kaput!
    PATRICIO I await/rely on your coverage please pretty please???

  • Damn Barca lost? That’s out of control…

  • Panos, good luck on your journey. Did you bring your fly-on-the-wall cam? ;)

    I’ll be here on Saturday:

    http://www.eastmanhouse.org/events/detail/magnum-04-28-12

    Any chance you can hijack the bus and its cargo, and come to Rochester for say, twoish?

    Haha!

  • Panos… have fun! Shoot hard. Go ahead, get yourself covered in oil but if you can, keep it off your lenses. If you get a chance to swing across the border into Poplar, Montana, please give the place a fond tip of your hat for me. I spent a few months a long time ago and had one of the pivotal experiences of my life. It will be recounted in the next book I hope to get out.

  • @ PANOS: Love the liquor shot. No beer, no pictures, no Magnum assignement… jeje.
    Unfortunately you missed the match, Chelsea with 10 players, in full defense during the whole game, Guardiola getting crazy, Chelsea have two oportunities with no mercy at all, 2-2 final result. Chelsea in the final.
    That’s Champions League! But who cares in North Dakota???

    Fortunately you are in a great move over there!

    P.

  • Roberta Tavares

    Head on is definitely on in this side of the world!!! I arrived this morning (3 flights and no complaint focused on the final destination and big prize..the feeling when I finally made it …that is a feeling hard to top) meeting David again and all that complex of feeling involving mood, contaminating me again..what isnt a big challenge..once Im that vulnerable knowing the effects of David around, having the chance to endorse each first , second, third impression I ever had on Eva, to look at her and to express part of my gratitude , cause she is a significant part of the reason and means that make possible Im really here and handling all those expectations. The anxiety for what is coming specially considering tomorrow, the big day we were being waiting for 2 years. This book and exhibition are consuming all their time and energy, so much hard work..Im only adjusting myself and carrying pride around for being part and for those who sharing this moment with us. Thanks and congrats for each one dedicating so much to this..Eva, bryan, candy and David ..who again surprised me with his non stopping mode of interact with everything …checking the two venues and prints where Burn 01 and based on a true story will be exposed , visiting another artists shows and now he is here in front off the computer when everyone cant stand wake anymore …Thanks Sam Harris…that was a pleasure to meet him and a good surprise for this first day.. need to leave nw..but i will be back soon

  • Roberta

    How wonderful that you are there! I’m looking forward to your reports!

  • I can’t wait to own this book !

  • This is going to be special.

  • David’s signature makes that book sing……. ps I had no camera so no photos of opening available from me, The DAH circus is still gallivanting about somewhere out there,I went home.

  • Imants,

    We need photos!!!

  • EVA. why is David giving a Nazi salute in the first image?….is there something we should be told?
    has he bought the ‘boys from brazil’ with him as well as roberta?
    You really are the little globetrotter arent you? So glad you are there

    I so wish I could have been there, and in a way I guess I am thanks to these insights.

    David does have the knack of surrounding himself with good people….or maybe good people are just drawn to David…probably equally both things.

    IMANTS Are your books for sale at this thing? Put a red dot on them if they are.

  • Eva…

    Thanks for the images, great to somehow feel there. Only thing is it makes everything round here at home ever so boring :)!!
    It’s amazing how Imants is physically exactly how I imagined him. I usually always get these things wrong, can’t tell you the amount of time I’ve spoken at work with female clients over the phone for years listening to a lovely voices imagining these beautiful women and suddenly been abruptly shocked by the real thing! Same thing with ugly and unfriendly voices, utterly sure I’m speaking daily to some old hag and being pleasantly surprised.

  • Everyone; the opening went off great. It was so neat to meet so many face to face for the first time! I’ve taken a heap of pics and a movies (warning; I’m no Peter Jackson)but…. my card reader died so can’t download any til I get a new one later.

    As Imants says; the book looks great!

    I’m off to the Pavillion in an hour or two to see if they need a hand; I helped out hanging pics til early afternoon yesterday which was fun. Even got to hang 3 Nachtwey prints! :-)

    Today (5pm) it’s the Burn Exhibition opening; I have a heap of pics and movies of the hanging; but will wait til after the opening before posting (and after I grab a new card reader)

    I will try to keep you all posted! :-)

  • So… last night…

    Gratitude (with hangover…)

    DAH’s SHOW IS KILLER, he’d always said he was keeping the best stuff back… wooah! Amazing stuff, the real deal, brilliant, big prints… the master performed, delivered the goods… and yes I was a lucky boy, to be there, to meet everyone and bring to reality all these wonderful people, this burn family… incredible really…

    DAVID thank you! For the years of inspiration, for burn, for bringing us all together and for leading by example…
    and so much energy and time for everyone… dynamo dave!
    MASSIVE RESPECT.

    The book is incredible too… as david keeps saying a real team effort. FRESH – AMAZING BOOK – KILLER BOOK

    Eva… it was wonderful meeting you, finally, I only hope we get a little more (quite – ha ha) time to hang and chat before you disappear. Today I will bring your book, special delivery.

    And Roberta… the pleasure was all mine (how could it not be!).

    Candy, Bryan, Michelle and Kerry thank you also, great to meet you all…

    And IMANTS and ROSS, no longer abstract – great meeting you both too, looking forward to seeing your prints at the Pavilion tonight!

    All… sorry no iphone/instagram but I reckon I’ll take my camera out tonight… today is day one of two day seminar… dah’s speaking, steve dupont, pablo bartholomew lots to soak up…
    Tonight is BURN SHOW TIME…
    And Monday dah starts his workshop… dynamo dave, crazy to think he was just with PANOS (wish you were here) and D’agata doing that and now all this…

    Ok, I need food… Thank you burn… as I said last night to Eva and to Kerry and to… (well they just keep refilling the drinks…) I’m so grateful to all of you…

    Where is CIVI…. VIVA BURN!!!

  • Sam Harris, you lucky animal! That book is going to be worthy something extra one day soon, but I sure never better hear that you sold it!

    Thanks for the pics, Eva!

    As they say, looks like “a great time was had by all…”

    Except me and those other burnians who weren’t there.

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