Last week I visited Grinnell College for the first time since December 2006, when I photographed a wedding just a few miles north of town. A Portrait of Grinnell: The Architecture and Landscape of Grinnell College officially sold out this winter, and on the top of the agenda was to figure out what kind of demand there was for a reprint. As it turns out, the demand is pretty strong.
The publishing company I used for the short-run of 1,000 books is no longer offering printing services, so I may go straight to the printer in Hong Kong. This time, I’m thinking of making 2,000 copies. Also, I’m planning to update the book slightly with a few new photos, but also to remove a couple that no longer up to my standards. This fall I’ll make another trip out to Grinnell for a long-weekend of photography.
After several hours at Saints Rest Coffee House, I decided to give myself a tour of campus and all of its changes. While I made a few visual “notes” (photos that are more ideas than they are good photographs), I did make a panning blur of South Campus that I was surprised to have come out so well–usually, I only make blurs of natural forms, and I wasn’t sure how it would work out with the straight lines of man-made structures.