I've produced a set of playing cards featuring some of my photos. They're called B SIDES, and you can purchase them at the bottom of this post. Specs:
• Standard size deck (3.5" x 2.5") contains 52 playing cards plus two jokers.
• Card front features b/w photo visually depicting the face value of the card. Card backs feature TV test screen pattern.
• Photos selected from In-Public, family shots, unseen B Sides and outtakes, and other 35 mm personal favorites.
• Made by Printer Studio, printed on 100% casino quality paper stock. Production quality is excellent.
• First edition limited to 75 decks.
• Includes clear protective case and two handmade 5 x 7 RC photos.
I think of B SIDES as a placeholder for the photo book I haven't yet gotten around to making. In some ways it's even better than a book:
• Inexpensive— A typical photography monograph costs $40+. A pack of B SIDES is $12. That's a $28 dollar savings for every pack bought. Buy 100 and you just made $2800. If you buy enough packs we could both get rich.
• Malleable— A typical photography book is carefully sequenced and meant to be read in one particular order. A pack of B SIDES can be sequenced in 8 x 10^67 ways. Don't like a certain sequence? Just reshuffle.
• Portable— A typical photography book is large, unwieldy, and precious. A pack of B SIDES fits in your pocket, protected by a plastic case.
• Entertaining— When you finish reading a typical photography book, it's done. But when you finish browsing B SIDES you'll find yourself holding a deck of cards. Play games, build card houses, do magic tricks. The possibilities are endless. And when you get tired of card games, Bingo! You've got photos to look at.
• Versatile — Photography books normally appeal only to photo geeks. But B SIDES have multiple appeal. They make a great stocking stuffer for the family shutterbug or the family cardshark.
Orders accepted now. Cards will begin shipping in late November.