Texas Grit :: Photos by Liz Potter
In March of 2019 I got a wild hair and decided to self publish a book of photographs. I had been furiously shooting black and white film with my new Pentax 67 from the moment I purchased the camera in mid-Dec 2018 and started to see a collection emerging. I found a small book printing company, run by artists and designers, quickly taught myself the design program needed to accomplish a print-ready document, and designed and laid out a book of 86 images.
First printing is 100 books, each signed and numbered. I printed a map of all the photo locations on vellum and attached them to the inside front of this first edition printing!
The book is 8.5x11 in size, all black and white photos, soft cover. It includes some portraits and a bit of writing about meeting the people, but is predominantly images from the far west region of Texas. My degree is in photojournalism so I have a documentary style and hope it helps to capture the personality of the small towns, landscape, borderland, and people I sought out.
It's more a labor of love than anything else, and hopefully will resonate with people interested in film photography and the weird and wonderful places I explored.
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