Thank you, thank you, thank you…

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California Calling is currently being reprinted to restock amazon – this should happen over the next two weeks.

An open letter regarding ‘California Calling’…

*****

Dear all,

Photography has never been about money for me – I want to make that clear. The day it is, is the day I put my camera down forever…

When I started exhibiting my work all of those years ago the only thing I wanted was for my work to find an audience… Nothing has changed – that’s all I strive towards today.

When I embarked on my California trip to produce the book I knew I was doing something different to my normal work. In some ways that was its greatest appeal. Of course, like work in a gallery I hoped it would find an audience, but the truth is I have been humbled and amazed to the reaction of the book.

I’m proud of this book, but as a photographer you have this constant fear that projects won’t live up to what you hoped that they could be – I think it’s a healthy feeling…

To everyone that purchased it – I want to say a heartfelt thank you, thank you, thank you. Time and time again you support me and my work and that is the single greatest honour anybody can give me. It doesn’t matter what’s happened in my personal life – you have always given me so much support and made me feel so grateful for my professional career.

It is of the biggest importance that you know how genuinely appreciated you are. You made me believe.

From the bottom of my heart thank you – each and everyone of you…

From a child expelled from high school all the way to a photographer with a book deal. If I can do it, you can too.

Peace & Love,

Carl xx

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26 thoughts on “Thank you, thank you, thank you…

  1. The model photography is awesome (as expected) so are the landscapes. But I love the photographs of you and your friends. Really gives the book a unique twist. Well done Carl.

  2. Bought mine the second the email came through! Made my day when it arrived and I’ve not stopped looking at it!!!

  3. deserves every accolade it gets and so much more. the quality of the book is amazing. oh and now i want to go to california!

  4. I was so excited when the book arrived and it didn’t disappoint at all. It truly is brilliant. Well done Carl – I already look forward to your next project.

  5. The book is amazing. It is literally the best quality book I’ve ever felt – and the photographs are stunning.

  6. It’s perfect. I laughed so much at some of it. The photography is just a reminder of how good you really are. x

  7. It is different to your normal work but it is also so obviously your work. The one quote on the back that says you “see things differently” is absolutely correct!

  8. I got quite emotional when the book was delivered. Felt like I’d waited sooooooo long for it! Years. Needless to say it didn’t disappoint.

    This book is exactly why you are my very favorite photographer. It’s just unique. I hope there’s news soon on another book.

    Btw – this open letter is really beautiful to – you obviously have a great affection and passion for your work. It’s visible in all of your photography.

    It’s really nice for you to tell us how appreciated we are, but please know you are massively appreciated and so is your desire to create real change within your industry.

    So to you I say “thank you, thank you, thank YOU” for a truly wonderful book that has completely broken the mold of photo books.
    x

    1. Thanks Isabelle – but don’t get emotional 🙂
      There will be more books I promise. Your words are very, very kind and appreciated. As is your constant support x

  9. The first double page photo (the one of LA) is literally the greatest photograph I have ever seen. How the fuck did you manage to get that?

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