Deconstructing the Chloe-Jasmine Whichello book

Here is 18 minutes of video shot during Damien Lovegrove’s recent Concept To Print tour. In this section he is discussing the  ideas and images in his book titled Chloe-Jasmine Whichello.

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The Chloe-Jasmine Whichello book is loved the world over by photographers and artists for it’s simple beauty and design.

“Chloe and I set out on each shoot to create a series of photographs with a depth of emotion and a rapport that lingers.” Says Damien. “We worked through the tears and laughter to capture these pictures full of personality and beauty. I sculpted the light and together we created the moments that have been captured here forever. When you look into Chloe’s eyes in these pictures you can see into her soul.”

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Here are sample spreads showing the layout strategy and use of both negative space and full bleed design.

“This really is a photographers style and posing guide. It’s rich in variation and covers all bases. It’s not one with f/ numbers and focal lengths, it’s on another level entirely. It’s about communication between Chloe-Jasmine and I, It’s also about art, design and composition. Many well established theories of good practice are challenged in this book. It’s a body of work that is eloquent and self supporting. Despite the vast array of photographic techniques employed to create these pictures, the book has a rhythm. There is a core continuity and a narrative that is bourn out in Chloe’s poetry. Some would say it’s a naive work with substance. All I know is it’s a work of passion.” Damien Lovegrove.

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This special offer rate is available here until the end of June 2014. The postal rate has been reduced too for all UK mainland orders.

The book is available from here as a signed lavish 1st edition perfect bound hardback with 158 pages. It is 34cm (12″) square with a French fold blind embossed dust jacket. The pages are the finest 180gsm paper stock with a spot UV varnish on each photograph.

ISBN: 9780956782007

“Please feel free to comment on the book if you already own a copy. Feel free to ask me questions about the photographs. Just mention the page number that the photograph appears on together with your question and I’ll discuss the attributes and how I shot it for you.” Damien Lovegrove.

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About Damien

Damien Lovegrove learned his trade as a cameraman and lighting director during 14 years at the BBC, working on programmes such as the Clothes Show, Top of the Pops and Casualty. Fifteen years on, Damien has become one of the foremost trainers of photography and entrepreneurial business strategies in our industry. A published writer and regular columnist, Damien has travelled the globe sharing his knowledge and expertise. “Photography fascinates me” declares Damien. "Much of my photography is inspired by a burning enthusiasm within me” explains Damien. “Picking up a camera gives me such a rush that I’m instantly driven to create pictures.”

6 thoughts on “Deconstructing the Chloe-Jasmine Whichello book

  1. Thanks Lee.

    Making this book has been a career moment for me. I’ve moved on somewhat since doing the book but somehow a body of work like that draws a line in the sand. It embodies all that has gone before it. Everything I knew about photographing a woman is in there.

    Kind regards,

    Damien.

  2. Hi Damien

    I bought a signed copy of the book when I attended your ‘Concept to Print’ seminar at Stoke-on-Trent. I have read through it and admired the photographs quite a few times now, in fact I picked it up for another look just a couple of nights ago. It’s a beautifully lavish book that I’m sure I’ll keep going back to.

    Cheers
    Paul

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