First published in June 2014, Texture alpha – exploring surfaces, was designed to showcase the potential in producing photo-essays for consumption via an iPad. Textures alpha features eighty stunning full-page images grouped in five chapters.
All the images in Texture alpha involve surfaces that are patterned. Some of those patterns are integral to the surface being photographed, with others the ‘surface’ has acquired its pattern through an event or over time. The other key element is how light plays across, or is reflected by, that surface to reveal it’s texture.
Test readers for Texture alpha were intrigued by the book’s more abstract images. Guessing the subject of those images became a challenge, and in one instance a competition. To support readers wishing to play ‘guess the subject‘ we have added a discrete link – on the less-obvious images – to a glossary entry that holds a short explanatory note.
A second title in the Textures series is in production, as are other photo essay titles which are building on what we have learned in our photo-essay publishing journey.
Texture alpha – exploring surfaces is available for purchase through Apple Books.