ily views Islanders have of their friends, family, nature and beauty of this very special place.
The goal of the project – through the Eyes of Islanders – is to offer a way for photographers to participate in a professionally vetted, laid out book, available initially in small quantity First Edition, made available to each winner, as well as the sponsors.
Not surprisingly, several businesses in the Islands have invested in the First Edition to put it on display so visitors can appreciate the beautiful photographs within. Next year’s book promises to be even better. With the help of a skilled editor and additional professional graphics design, as well as section with prose and poetry, 2012′s Eyes of Islanders project, will deliver a keepsake every Islander will treasure.
Founding members of the Eyes of Islanders project contribute to the success of the project and we’re excited about bringing a more professional, archival quality book to the sponsors. With the strong support of the founders, a quantity purchase will be made thus reducing the costs so its possible for hundreds of people to purchase the book. Today, you can buy the “Eyes of Islanders” for iPad and iPhone here: Buy “Eyes of Islanders”
It’s amazing how beautiful the first edition of the book Through the Eyes of Islanders is. Those initial buyers are thrilled with their books. Entirely made by Islanders for Islanders, with images and words of Islanders. A true keepsake.
The Winners are:
The “Eyes of Islanders” book features the Winning photographers and notable photographs from the following San Juan Island photographers:
Russell Lee Post
Jerry D. Eisner
Randal Dean Monge
The Orcas Island Airport book offers pilots a quick reference to the airport area, with beautiful images from around Orcas Island. Available as both an eBook and bound book.
How can you get involved in self-publishing? Check the Eyes of Islanders Photo Contest and enter a photograph – that’s the easiest way to potentially be included in a yearly documentary book.