Linda Morrow

Making handmade books has become a rather natural extension of my work as a photographer. No doubt this relates to my long-standing love of books and my many years as a college English teacher. My process is one of discovery, uncertainty, and eventually satisfaction, a process that starts with making a series of photographs, selecting a dozen or so of the best of the best, naming a context into which they fit, designing the book elements, choosing art papers and book cloth, and finally constructing the book hands-on.

When it comes together well, the handmade book is itself a work of art, a one-of-a-kind container for image, idea, color, and language, a tactile pleasure to hold in your hand.