The limited edition books which I choose to print do not follow any particular pattern, the subjects become an obsession or a fascination, and it's a good way to produce a series of images with text.
Since my major thesis at at Art College I have been fascinated and interested by William Morris and the Kelmscott Press, in particular the books which he designed and printed, from commisssioning his own watermarked paper to designing and casting his own font of text. The whole being a labour of love.
The books I print try to follow in the tradition of the 'private press' movement. I start with the image size, this dictates the paper size which in turn dictates the text page. Once I have that firmly fixed in my head I can then work out how the book will be held together. Small mock up bindings are produced with the required number of pages. I then proceed to a full scale mock up binding, choosing the type of stiching required to hold the book together,which in turn dictates the number of tapes in the spine