Silence means… a book is ready!

We admit, it has been quite a while that we delivered you some news on our project. Now it is high time to update you on everything that has happened after our return from the AIR at Shiro Oni Studio in Japan, late September 2017.

We came back with tons of images and poetry lines to sort through, to select and to kill quite a few darlings. What left was still an impressive amount which we put in the capable hands of Akiko Wakabayashi, a Japanese designer living and working in Amsterdam. Trained at the legendary studio of Irma Boom, the acclaimed photo-book designer.

Together we went through the creative rite of finding the right voice for our story and developing the right marriage between the Kaunas and the Onishi imagery/poetry. After three not yet completely OK tries, Akiko created a version that was not only impressive but especially fitted our story. With this design, we dared to venture out in the world to find publishers and co-sponsors.

When in Arles this summer, we met up again with Gintaras Cesonis, the director of the Kaunas Gallery. And it is with great pride and joy that we can now announce that they will become publisher and co-financiers of the book. Mid November, we will meet up again to talk through the final details and we foresee a launch somewhere around or just after the summer of 2019….. Actually, we have received the first copies today!

If you want to be in on the first (signed) copies of the book…follow this link!

1 Comment

  • Gerard B.J. Lansink
    8 months ago

    Lovely Margaret and dear René.

    our congratulations with the start of the Exposition and the Launch of the book “The Kindness of One”
    Maria and I hope that you both may enjoy the coming out of yours “Path of Live”
    We both are very proud to have this kind of family, family with this artistic talent.
    We regret that we are not in the position to visit one of these days, but be sure that we will visit you in the future.

    With the best wishes of,

    Maria and Gerard.

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