Last night saw the grand unveiling of the long awaited double decker sized artwork – the biggest photobook in the world – at London’s Old Truman Brewery. Featuring travel photography from across the world taken by Pros and amateurs nationwide, the record attempt preview drew over 600 guests and now stays open to the public until Monday.
Shot to stardom…
The 300 photographers who created this legendry photographic feat gasped as they looked up to see their work scaled on Bookzilla’s 20ft x near 14ft pages. “I’ve never seen anything like it – it’s a dream come true,” said Africa continent winner, Hannah O’Sullivan. Photo agents agreed, as two approached organizers requesting winner’s names and details with a view to contact them post event.
80 year old RAF veteran Michael Eady (stole pride of place on the book’s front cover with his mesmerizing ‘Asia people’ category image. Capturing a peaceful monk sitting on a rock, seemingly looking over the world; this photo has now shot him to commercial fame, with Tui’s Thomson Adventure selecting this to grace the front cover of their customer brochure to be seen by over 80,000 customers UK wide (see attached photo).
Pro photographer’s praise fresh talent…
The photo press, nationals, travel bloggers turned up to see the great awe inspiring feat with award winning world-class Pro photographer and ‘80days around the world’ project judge, Annabel Williams saying a few words: “I was amazed to see so many stunning images from all over the world; what a talented planet we are! There are so many deserving photographers whose pictures are just incredible. Hand on heart, it really was one of the hardest competitions I’ve ever judged.”
Don’t miss out on this once in a lifetime exhibition…
The exclusive biggest photo book in the world exhibition is now on show at the Truman from today, Friday 15th to Monday 18th, free to view, 11am – 6pm. Do let me know if you’d like more images, details or an interview with one of the six talented winners.
And now for the question….how to find the book a home after it leaves the Truman. Watch this space!