Dedication and craft – building your own portfolio book is certainly a labour of love. And I have to give anyone who takes it on a lot of credit for seeing it through. Like photographer Jeremy Bales, who recently shared this time-lapsed video with No Plastic Sleeves.
He says, “When I set out to make a full-bleed book, mounted and trimmed by hand I had no idea that it would take so much effort: making sure my prints would line up, carefully making cuts, scoring and folding gently. But the more I put into the project, the more I realized that the custom, one-of-a-kind nature of the book would be strikingly apparent to anyone who viewed it. The process became a weekend-long practice in zen. It’s one that I look forward to doing again when the time comes.”