For the past 4 years Matt Eich has been documenting the people and communities in Southeastern Ohio. This book he states, is his "love song to Southeastern Ohio".
Here is a digital mockup version of the cover. The final version (our copy arrives tomorrow!) is hard cover with charcoal cloth with a photo inset and a silver foil stamp for the book title.
Matt, Mike and I worked over a period of a few weeks (or less, I can't remember!) to edit, design and meet some tight deadlines. Matt was on the road making pictures during the process and by using Dropbox, email and PDFs, we pulled it off 🙂
We worked with custom photo book printer and bindery, Edition One Books per high recommendations from Ian Martin. Edition One Books has our highest recommendation, too. They are true professionals who have enormous love and respect for photography. If you are a photographer or artist or anyone interested in publishing a visual book, contact Edition One Books. Their customer service is incredible. (Ask for Ben!)
Mike has been working with Matt periodically helping to edit and shape the vast collection of images. Off and on I would see parts of Carry My Ohio and it wasn't until working on this book that I truly got to experience the life of this community...
For me, experiencing and working with the photographs in Carry Me Ohio for weeks brought up a range of emotions wide and powerful that still linger.