Perhaps you heard through the grapevine that I left my staff position at Abrams. I'm still working on some projects with them and am possibly going to be doing some work with other publishers of really beautiful books. So, hopefully, we'll be able to work on more books or other projects together.
Basically, I left because I wanted to take time to rest/wander/breathe/explore, to think about the things I've always wanted to do and see if I can make some happen: spend more time in the garden, learn Adobe Illustrator, travel to India, learn how to set up a tent, and on and on. I am not retiring from work. That is not realistic or even what I want to do. But I am taking some time to figure out how to live better and not always feel like I'm being chased by email and deadlines.
I have been debating about establishing an online presence for myself, such a s a blog or website, and yesterday Natalie Chanin convinced me that I have to do it now since people are wondering what I'm up to and some think just choosing to take a break and breath and explore means that I was fired or am sick or something else is wrong. Natalie said "Start by putting up a site with a photo of a blank piece of paper and a short note." And that made me think of your photos of blank paper—one that you put on Instagram recently and one that is on your website.
I am wondering if I can use a photo of yours for this purpose? Of course, I'd credit and link to you. Looking forward to hearing back.
Congratulations on leaving Abrams. I love your motive for the move!
Yes, no problem at all. Let me know the photo you are interested in and I can send over a jpg.