Creating book covers is one of the best assignments one can have. Interpreting the writing visually in a concentrated form of a single image is a consuming, exciting, challenging… Adding the responsibility of determining the fate of a title in a particular market makes takes the task to another level. Coupling an artistic response with the responsibility of giving the book a chance to reach out for the chooser’s attention is a design balancing act. Seeing the final layout multiplied and ready for distribution is as satisfying as seeing someone picking up the book amongst the the sea of choice, looking at it, reading the annotation at the back and finally committing to the book.
I approach each assignment afresh and as a response to the writing, the target audience and the editor’s brief. I aim to provide alternative solutions and options to reinvent myself and the approach. The result needs to be true to the book, commercially reasonable and technically perfect.
Below is a selection of the titles I have worked on:
Señor Vivo and the Coca Lord Novel by Louis de Bernières
Grief Is the Thing with Feathers
Novel by Max Porter
Novel by John Edward Williams
Three Apples Fell from the Sky
Novel by Narine Abgaryan
One of my photographs has been chosen as one of the top 50 images in the Smile category of the Sony World Photography Organisation awards. My work was selected from 95,541 images entered from photographers across 186 countries.
22 April – 8 May 2016 As a ‘commended photographer’, my photograph will be exhibited on the World Photography Organisation website, and at Somerset House, London as part of the 2016 Sony World Photography Awards exhibition. I hope you will have a chance to view it.
I am honoured to be selected for the latest edition the 125World. Featured in the print publication as well as in the exhibition held in the 125Live Gallery “All the featured art work has been chosen for it’s visual innovation and technical expertise”. My photo work “Aspirations” will be part of the show which is to run from 9 to 20 October in the cool area of London’s Brick Lane Old Truman brewery.