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Self-published photography books, Sean McDonnell’s Living Lockdown ?

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170x240mm Books.
4pp Cover onto 250gsm Uncoated 100% Recycled.
Matt Lamination to outer.
64pp Text onto 170gsm Uncoated 100% Recycled.
Four colour print throughout.
Trimmed, collated and perfect bound.

Living Lockdown by Sean McDonnell: A Photographic Journey Through Unprecedented Times ????

A Glimpse into the Lockdown Life

“Living Lockdown” by Sean McDonnell is a compelling visual narrative that captures the essence of life during the COVID-19 lockdown. This photobook, printed by Ex Why Zed, a leading London photo book printing company, offers a unique perspective on the shared experiences of people across the globe during these challenging times. The book is a testament to the resilience and adaptability of the human spirit, as seen through the lens of McDonnell’s camera.

The Winning Print Spec

The book was printed in a 170x240mm format, with a 4pp cover onto 250gsm Uncoated 100% Recycled paper. The cover was given a matt lamination on the outer side for a sleek finish. The 64pp text was printed onto 170gsm Uncoated 100% Recycled paper, with four colour print throughout. The pages were trimmed, collated, and perfect bound, resulting in a high-quality London photo book printing product.

Giving Back to the Community

What makes “Living Lockdown” even more special is McDonnell’s decision to use the book to raise money for the Ealing Foodbank. The pandemic has exacerbated deprivation levels in many London boroughs, including Ealing. McDonnell saw the creation of this book as a way to give back to his local community. This act of kindness adds another layer of depth to the already profound collection of images in “Living Lockdown”.

The Reception of Living Lockdown

“Living Lockdown” has been well-received by the community and photography enthusiasts. The book has been praised for its poignant depiction of life during the lockdown. It has also been featured in various platforms, including the Ealing London Photography website, where it was described as a “beautifully produced zine” that captures the “strange and unsettling times” of the lockdown.

Sean McDonnell’s work has been appreciated for its ability to find beauty in the mundane and to capture the essence of a moment. His Instagram page, @street2sean, showcases his unique perspective and his talent for street photography.

The Power of Photography

“Living Lockdown” is a testament to the power of photography to capture and communicate human experiences. It’s a reminder that even in the most challenging times, there’s beauty to be found and stories to be told. Whether you’re a photography enthusiast or someone who appreciates a good story, “Living Lockdown” is a book that will resonate with you.

At Ex Why Zed, we are proud to have been part of this project. We believe in the power of art and photography to make a difference, and we are committed to supporting artists in their endeavours. Whether it’s printing on Colorplan Factory Yellow for Jerome Toole’s “Plant Portraits” or providing book printing services for “Living Lockdown”, we are here to bring your vision to life.

Exploring More with Ex Why Zed

If you’re interested in exploring more photographic narratives, we invite you to check out some of the other projects we’ve worked on. From “Don’t You Forget About Me” zines to “New York” by Sixstreetunder, we’ve been part of many exciting and meaningful projects.

We are committed to providing high-quality book printing services and helping artists and photographers bring their visions to life. Whether you’re looking to create a photo book or a zine, we are here to help. Explore our portfolio to see some of the projects we’ve worked on and to get inspired for your next project.

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