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Production Narrative

by l. Bach

While the darkroom situation was extremely primitive on the island, all I could do was to make sketch prints and assemble ideas and sketch prints, which would later be printed back in the States on large 20 x 24 inch format paper.My education and background as both a photographer and designer, gave me the freedom to explore and create almost anything I could imagine. Often times there were drawings that gave way to photographing elements which in turn gave way to a complete photograph, as in a theater or movie piece. The images were shot with a square format Bronica and Mamiya cameras. The light on the island was unyielding and intense. The figures glowed in the baking sun, bathed in sweat and brown as laborers. I had the need to somehow keep the characters anonymous, although the models were the trio of friends and lovers. Faces were for the most part hidden, but anyone reading or looking at the poems or photographs knew quite clearly who we were and what the tangled story was about.

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turnings:

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Critical Discussion

Detailed Analysis

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The Paros Dream Book

Agents

Laurence Bach

type: initiating

role:
photographer
designer

dates:
conception: single 1972


Robert Cooke Goolrick

type: initiating

role:
author


Measurements

vertical: 8 inches closed

horizontal: 7.75 inches closed

Production Information

production means:
offset (local)

binding: smyth sewing (AAT)

substrate:
bookBlock: paper

media:
ink (local)

Appearance

format: codex (AAT)

cover: paper

color: no

pagination: unpaginated 62

Colophon

Laurence Bach worked primarily with a Mamiya RB67 camera, Negatives were printed on Agfa-Gevaert Brovira paper, numbers 2, 3 and 4 and measure 24 x 30 inches. The photographs were made during the summers of 1974 to 1977 on the Greek island of Paros in Cyclades. The prints can best be described as photographs within photographic mats. The first edition of The Paros Dream Book is limited to 800 smythe sewn copies. The paper is Vintage Velvet 80# text. The type face is Sabon Regular and Bold. The book was designed by Laurence Bach. Printed and bound in Rochester, New York The Visual Studies Workshop Press 31 Prince Street Rochester, New York 14607

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