At long last I'm ready to SHIP my most recent project:
Behind The Seams: The Shaeffer Collection Volume One: CHANEL
This is a CD-based album exploring Claire Shaeffer's wonderful collection of Chanel garments, inside and out. I doubt there's ever been such an extensive collection of full-garment and close-up, full-color photos—over 600 images—detailing the work and influence of a single designer, so readily available; all thanks to the wonders of the pdf format. It's been quite a mammoth task, shooting, editing pix and commentary, designing, building, proofing, testing… But it's finally done! So, herewith some screen shots and some links, including this one that will download a 12MB PDF preview, based on an early version, with working navigation, and some example slide collections.
If you've ever wondered what all the fuss was about regarding couture garment-making, prepare to be amazed at the astonishing skills and efforts that emerged from the Chanel workrooms. Each pdf page is 11x17 inches at 100%, so the slides can be zoomed in on for great detail. The couture blouses are particularly spectacular!
Both the Preview and the Final Version REQUIRE the use of Adobe Reader 9 or later, to see the photos, so be sure you've got this version installed before you open the preview. Click above to get it…
The CD is available now for $40, plus $5 First Class shipping, anywhere in the world