After several years of exploring almost every road in Ohio County I have amassed a huge collection of photographs. They range from old barns, to parades, to churches, cars, cows, and most anything and everything in between. So this summer I decided to bring the collection together in the book simply titled "Home". The images in the book are meant to tell the story of where Ohio County is in 2011 and the years surrounding it. The book is not a history book. You will not find vintage photos, you instead will find photos of the present, photos that I hope will inspire you to take pride in our county. I hope it will inspire you to take action and improve our county in areas that need improving, and preserve what needs preserving. The book also features several essays and stories by and about some of the people who have been influential to me as an Ohio Countian. The book is full color and is 80 pages. It features almost 200 photos and several pages of text. All of the photographs were taken by me since I began this project in 2008. Since ordering is set up as a preorder you can preview the first 20 pages of the book today, decide if you would like to order and the book will be printed in a couple weeks once I know how many to order. While the preview is short I encourage you to keep in mind that there will be 60 additional pages that will be just as beautiful and meaningful as the first 20. The preferred method of payment is paypal. You can pay on my website (chandlerclark.com) I also take checks/money orders. All books must be prepaid. Please do not order from blurb... as you will only receive the draft version.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE A BLACK AND WHITE VERSION.. THEY ARE ONLY $14.95. EMAIL ME AT BEN@CHANDLERCLARK.COM TO ORDER.
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Wednesday, June 15, 2011
It is another year in Centertown, Kentucky. The community still is surrounded by rural charm and the community pride is continually increasing. Since "Coming Home" was completed in the summer of 2010 the former school building has come down and in its place a memorial park has been created. In 2011 the camera has found its focus on the little things, be it wildflowers or a freshly planted garden, or maybe even the facade of time worn home. In this edition the photos are meant to capture those litte details that went unoticed in "Coming Home." The two are meant to love together side by side as pieces in the telling of the rich story that unfolds on the quiet streets and in the fields and farms of Centertown, Kentucky, fore this truly is Our Town!
To order simply click on the paypal button below. The new book preview is ready! The book is black and white 120 pages, with over 100 new Centertown photos. It is $14.95. Please don't
purchase from blurb... you will only receive the preview version.
Posted by Ben Ashby at 3:09 PM
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
The book is done. Finally! Praise God! After months of taking photos... and retaking photos it has finally come together and I couldn't be more proud. The full color edition of the book is 80 pages and has 158 full color photographs. It also has a couple of essays and things included it its contents. The books feature photos from Hartford as well as Pleasant Ridge, Beda, and several other communities around Hartford. The full color edition is $24.95. To purchase you can pay with paypal (which is the preferred method) or you can send me a check. You can direct any questions or comments to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. The preview below is only the first 15 pages.
Posted by Ben Ashby at 5:32 PM