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Charlataes


Charlataes

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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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BOOK COVER PHOTOGRAPHY BY DAVE WALL

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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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BOOK COVER PHOTOGRAPHY BY DAVE WALL

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REPRESENTED AS ALWAYS BY THE AWESOME ARCANGEL IMAGES

 


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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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BOOK COVER PHOTOGRAPHY BY DAVE WALL

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Altered Carbon


Altered Carbon

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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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BOOK COVER PHOTOGRAPHY BY DAVE WALL

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The Collector


The Collector

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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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BOOK COVER PHOTOGRAPHY BY DAVE WALL

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La Stanza Delle Torture


La Stanza Delle Torture

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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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BOOK COVER PHOTOGRAPHY BY DAVE WALL

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REPRESENTED AS ALWAYS BY THE AWESOME ARCANGEL IMAGES

 


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