No sooner have we finished printing our coffee table book on Papua New Guinea (due to hit port any minute), than a request comes in to print a similar book on the Cook Islands.
And, I’m delighted. It’s one of my strongest destination galleries, and I think it will be a particularly popular publication.
Interestingly, I posted four cover concepts on my Instagram feed (www.instagram.com/davidkirklandphotography), asking followers to choose the one they liked. The request received the highest number of comments I’ve ever attracted, with this cover (above), resoundingly, the favourite.
We’re now flat-out ensuring the 150 page hard-cover book will be available for Christmas. It will be distributed exclusively by The Cook Islands Trading Corporation.
Otherwise, after three weeks with my publishing hat on, I shed the shackles of production and head for the Cook Islands on assignment tomorrow, shooting for Pacific Resorts (….during which I’m just a little bit hopeful I’ll end up with a couple of new images to squeeze into the publication before it heads to the printers?).