I was introduced to book making at the Kansas City Art Institute where I received my BFA in Photo / New Media in 2000. During my Foundation year in 1996, I took a book making course with Carl Kurtz. From that point forward, until I moved to Buffalo, I often incorporated book making methods into my photo projects. For some reason that I can’t quite put my finger on right now, I lost interest in book making for many years. But it has recently resurfaced in my mind due to a new project that is begging to be made into a book.
Here is my very first book project from 1996. I documented an old train repair station in Kansas City, MO with black-and-white photos. I adorned the cover with objects I collected from the site.