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Charlataes


Charlataes

by

Robin Cook


A Spanish book cover this week which Google translates to "Charlatans "

A really simple book cover this week that has been enhanced by the designer by the placement of needle point. The syringe is from my vintage WW11 russian collection (yes I have a collection - weird I know)! Simply filled with water and red food dye and photographed on a plain background and the stone texture added later.

Again less is often more!!


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Holle Auf Erden


Holle Auf Erden

by

Steve Mosby

 


Another German book cover this week which Google translates to "Hell on Earth "

I have to say this book looks interesting and intriguing and it is definitely going on my reading list. I just love this photograph as a book cover as I feel it conveys the title perfectly. Photographed while on location in America purely to create new book covers. 

The light wasn't as strong as is depicted here and was enhanced in photoshop later, things are not always what they seem!


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Holle Auf Erden


Holle Auf Erden

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Steve Mosby


Another German book cover this week which Google translates to "Hell on Earth "

I have to say this book looks interesting and intriguing and it is definitely going on my reading list. I just love this photograph as a book cover as I feel it conveys the title perfectly. Photographed while on location in America purely to create new book covers. 

The light wasn't as strong as is depicted here and was enhanced in photoshop later, things are not always what they seem!


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Il Lato Oscuro Dell'addio


Il Lato Oscuro Dell'addio

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Michael Connelly


Another Italian book cover this week which Google translates to "The Dark Side of Farewell "

I distinctly remember taking this photograph while on location in New York. It was my first morning in the city and it was about 6:30am ..... this was the THIRD time I had been threatened with arrest for taking photos possibly where I shouldn't (it didn't take me long)!

To be fair I was on a ring road squeezed against the wall under a bridge (with a tripod setup) with cars speeding past at HIGH SPEED! A policeman shouted for me to GET OUT (which I obviously did) while threatening to arrest me. Then I walked straight into the last policeman who had threatened the same 10 minutes earlier in another location --- he WAS NOT pleased to see me. 

I managed to get through the whole 10 days without ending up behind bars !

The life of a Book Cover Photographer !! 


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Altered Carbon


Altered Carbon

by

Richard Morgan


Another French book cover this week and one I am VERY excited about!

Altered Carbon a BIG favourite of mine on Netflix so to have my photography gracing the book cover is a huge honour!

The book cover itself is a very simple composite. The figure holding the gun is my long-suffering brother in law Scott photographed in my studio in Manchester, UK. The background was photographed while I was on holiday in The United States. Both were blended together with lighting effects in Adobe Photoshop to give more drama.


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The Collector


The Collector

by

Fiona Cummins


An English book cover this week, which seems to be quite unusual in itself these days.

Fiona Cummins is an English author who lives in Essex and who started as a showbiz journalist

for the Daily Mirror. 

This particular book cover is for a book about a serial killer ..... no surprise there then !!

 

The actual photograph was taken in a telephone booth in a hotel foyer in Bradford of all places.

It just goes to prove book covers can be created from the most mundane of objects in the most absurd place! 


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La Stanza Delle Torture


La Stanza Delle Torture

by

Stuart McBride


An Italian book cover this week, which Google translates as "The Torture Chamber" --- without a doubt is this incorrect  (thanks Google) !!

How do I know?

Because Stuart McBride is my joint favourite author that's why !!!

My guess is it is the Italian version of Flesh House.

Anyway, I digress. This photograph actually has quite an unusual story behind it. I was "urban exploring" (which I do quite a great deal as it lends itself to my type of photography for book covers). I climbed through an open window and got my camera strap caught, causing me to fall in ...... straight onto the Mortuary Slab, at 5am in an abandoned mental hospital !!!

The glamorous life of a Book Cover Photographer !!


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WORLD CUP FEVER


Everyone is going a little World Cup Crazy so I thought I would add my own slant on it.

I decided to see how many countries my images have been book covers on - something I have never done before ------- (are you sitting comfortably)

UK

SPAIN

USA

HOLLAND

GERMANY

FINLAND

AUSTRALIA

SWEDEN

ITALY

CANADA

FRANCE

CZECH REPUBLIC

POLAND

GREECE

PORTUGAL

SOUTH KOREA

TURKEY

CROATIA

NEW ZEALAND

RUSSIA

HUNGARY

BRAZIL

SLOVENIA

ISRAEL

NETHERLANDS

NORWAY

ESTONIA

and DENMARK

 

.......... crikey 28 counties over the last 8 years !!!!

 


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The Hypnotist


The Hypnotist

by

Lars Kepler


A reprint of a book i have been meaning to read since I first saw it on the bookshelf

The photograph for this book cover was taken in an old abandoned house in my home town that had been used as a toilet by people for years and years ! I often go into smelly places but this was the worst I have EVER come across - the smell was quite unbelievable !!!!

I added the figure, light source and textures later in my "less smelly" office in Photoshop !!

It may have been one of the worst locations EVER - BUT - I have many many covers from inside here so "every cloud has a silver lining" - i guess !


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La settima lapide


The seventh plaque

by

Igor De Amicis


An Italian book cover this week by Igor De Amicis

As always - less is MORE when it comes to book cover photography!

A very simplistic picture of a prison cell door looking down at night casting shadows across the floor. I then toned the image to show a warm outside the cell and a cold nighttime feel was then added to the cells inner living space. It is these simple subliminal messages that help convey a story to the image. 


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The Wanderer by Michael Ridpath


The Wanderer

by

Michael Ridpath


Another image from my trip to Iceland a few years ago!My trip to Iceland was a REAL gamble for many reasons - the main 2 being - I am NOT a landscape photographer and the trip (living in a car in sub zero degrees for 10 days) was VERY expensive !! Finally, the images are starting to filter through as sales which helps me justify going back to this AMAZING place !!

So back to the photograph; shot out the window of my hire car (which i lived in for 10 days ---- WOW it was cold)!

Why was it shot out of the window and not on a tripod ?

Quite simply the wind was gale force -- pretty much all of the time so it was the only option!!


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Zgielk czasu by Julian Barnes


Zgielk czasu

by

Julian Barnes


A Polish book cover this week- Zgielk czasu - which if Google translate is to be believed means Time-Lapse.

As can be seen on the cover Julian Barnes is Laureat for The Man Booker Prize - pretty cool I have to say ! 

A really like this photograph - not my usual style but none the less it says something to me. The actual photograph of the vintage piano was taken while on assignment in Iceland. 

 


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Zu Nah by Olivia Kiernan


Too Close

by

Olivia Kiernan


A German book cover this week- Zu Nah ( Too Close) .

A photograph of a doorway with open curtains that I took while on assignment in New York. Again it just goes to show images are EVERYWHERE and for the book cover market - less is more !


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Tamburlaine by Christopher Marlowe


Tamburlaine by Christopher Marlowe

ROYAL SHAKESPEARE COMPANY


Somthing a little different this week. A complete marketing solution for non-other than The Royal Shakspeare Company - a new play by Christopher Marlowe.

An image that was taken in Miami of red paint dripping down a wall that I noticed while sightseeing. It just goes to show that no matter where you are and what you are doing saleable photographs are there for their taking.


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All the hidden truths by Claire Askew


All the hidden truths

by

Claire Askew


A rare UK cover this week. I won't lie I never thought this image of a dead daffodil in a graveyard would ever sell, i honestly didn't think it was good enough for a book cover. How wrong I was !!! I will be honest and say the designer has salvaged the image with quite simply BRILLIANT typography !! 

I really really LOVE this cover !!


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The Rabbit Hunter by Lars Kepler


The Rabbit Hunter

by

 Lars Kepler


Another image from my trip to Iceland a few years ago, and another book cover for Lars Kepler! My trip to Iceland was a REAL gamble for many reasons - the main 2 being - I am NOT a landscape photographer and the trip (living in a car in sub zero degrees for 10 days) was VERY expensive !! Finally, the images are starting to filter through as sales which helps me justify going back to this AMAZING place !!

So back to the photograph. The designer has kept the "mood" of the image and then added boats, sea and then the figure ---- sometimes I wish the designers knew how to use Photoshop better though as the man is VERY badly done - sadly.

Sounds like a GREAT read though - think I might buy thsione !!


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Cold Heart by Stephen Edger


Cold Heart by Stephen Edger

 


Another UK book cover this week yet again by the author Stephen Edger (that is 2 in a month)

Again a really simple photograph from a place I used to visit regularly before it was sadly knocked down to make way for MORE new houses. It may have been dark wet and smelly but I have had SO MANY book covers from this location it must rank top of my list of used locations


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Le Grandi Dinastie Dell' Antica Roma - Storie E Segreti by Andrea Frediani and Sara Prossomartiti


The Great Dynasties of Ancient Rome

Stories And Secrets


A French book cover this week that looks and feels like the book title I posted here 2 weeks ago - also a historical book but from Italy and about Egypt - whereas this is a French book about Italy ?!?!?!?

Another statue taken while on holiday and then made to look like it was made of Gold.


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November by Jorge Galan


NOVEMBER


I am pleased this image has finally been chosen to grace the cover of a book. I took a liking to this gravestone (yes it is a gravestone) while on location in Malta a number of years ago while walking around the largest cemetery I have ever been to! I have a number of different versions of it as it really caught my eye. I was the one who added the texture and blood (obviously) and the designer has then added the landscape below to add to the narrative of the story itself - which is very common. 


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L'incredibile Storia Dei Faraoni - I segreti di un'antica civilta by Cristiana Barandoni


The incredible story of the Pharaohs
The secrets of an ancient civilization

by

Cristiana Barandoni


Another Italian book cover this week by the author Cristiana Barandoni.

A super simplistic image of a Pharaoh taken while on holiday - NO - I never switch off.

Not much Photoshop just giving the appearance that the statue is gold and not sandstone.


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