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Ken Rosenthal Photographs 2001-2009 Limited Edition

Limited Editions of Ken Rosenthal Photographs 2001-2009
Ken Rosenthal has created four beautiful limited editions of his publication Photographs 2001-2009. Each features a foil stamped hardbound copy of the book, signed & numbered, with one of five toned silver gelatin prints tipped-in the cover. We asked Rosenthal to share a with us some of the process of putting these special editions together:

"The design and scope of the limited edition of Photographs 2001-2009 changed fairly radically from the time I first discussed the project with Jace Graf of Cloverleaf Studio. Funding for both the standard and limited editions of the catalogue was raised on Kickstarter. Due to the success of the Kickstarter campaign, I was able to afford to produce a much higher end limited edition than I had expected. I chose several images that I loved, and have done well, for the toned silver prints to accompany the catalogue. I discussed my ideas for the catalogue with Jace, but really gave him full artistic license with the project. My main wish was to release a limited edition that had some very unique features, and not just have a slight re-packaging of the catalogue with a print included. I was very familiar with the special editions he had done for my friend Kate Breakey as well as the limited edition he made for my wife Lisa M. Robinson’s book Snowbound, and trusted him implicitly. We initially spoke prior to the printing of the catalogue, and he let me know exactly how he wanted to receive the book blocks for the type of binding he envisioned for the project. We then met this past fall in Tucson, after the catalogue had been printed, to look over materials and discuss the project further. I selected the cloth and endpapers from samples he brought with him, decided on having a letterpress colophon printed, and I gave him some samples of small silver prints to take back to Austin. I had initially planned on tipping in ink-jet prints of the image of the man in the top hat on the cover, but upon reflection decided to go into the darkroom to make silver prints. Ilford released a gorgeous new fiber based paper last year, with a heavy 100% cotton rag base by Hahnemühle, and I wound up printing the cover images on that paper. When I made the test prints for Jace, I printed several different images, and the idea came to me to use several different images from the catalogue for cover images rather than just one. I ultimately chose 5 images, one from each series represented in Photographs 2001-2009, to be used on the cover in an edition of 10 each. The five different covers, combined with the different options for the loose prints, mean very few people will wind up having the exact same limited edition." -- Ken Rosenthal

More information the limited edition can be found here

Read the interview with Ken Rosenthal here
See Ken Rosenthal's work on the Photographer's Showcase here