Enter the Forest | Photo Book

The photo book Enter the Forest shows the German forest from its calm and unobtrusive side. Diverse forest landscapes, largely left to itself, unfolding their unique charm through careful observation. Often only transient moments of an ever-changing flora, captured on analog film.

A minimalistic book design gives each photo enough space to breathe. The entire project (photos, scans, printing, binding, etc.) emphasizes the best possible quality and sustainability.

All photographs for this project were taken primarily in northern and southern German forests between 2014 and 2020.

The photo book project was partially funded through a kickstarter crowdfuning campaign.

Book Details:

  • 54 Color Photographs, captured on medium format film
  • 128 pages, bound by thread stitching and gluing.
  • Landscape format, 30 cm x 24 cm / 11.8” x 7.9” inch
  • Coated paper 170g/m², bright white matte (100% Recycled)
  • Offset printed with a fine screening
  • partial UV coating on the photos
  • Cloth hardcover with embossing.
  • Dust jacket, matte scratch-resistant cellophane finish.
  • Text in English and German
  • Made in Germany
  • Published by Kehrer Verlag

Planned book release: January 2023

Postcards

The beautifully offset printed postcards will feature a selection of forest photos from the book.

You have the option to choose between two and four randomly selected postcards or to take the complete set of eight postcards. The complete set includes a nice collector’s box to protect and store the postcards.

Enter the Forest   Photo Book, Photographed by Alexandre Miguel Maia

Postcard Details:

  • Size is 14,8 x 10,5 cm /  5.8″ x 4.1″ inch (DINA6)
  • 360g/m² bright white recycling paper
  • scratch resistant UV matte coating on the image side
  • Offset printed
  • 8 different postcards with photos from the book
  • Postcard Collectors box (For the complete postcard set only)
  • Made in Germany
Enter the Forest   Photo Book, Photographed by Alexandre Miguel Maia

T-Shirt | Book Logo Design

Personally, I prefer to wear t-shirts with a minimal design and no text. So it was a perfect fit to use my hand painted book logo design for one. The organic cotton from the shirts really feels smooth and robust and has a normal fit.

T-Shirt Details:

  • Unisex
  • 100% Organic Cotton (GOTS)
  • multiple colors to choose from
  • Sizes from XS to 3XL
  • Organic, Ethical, Climate footprint reduced, shirts from ContinentalClothing (PositiveEarth Collection)
  • Silkscreen hand printed in Germany by Kolt, a little label in Berlin with a great philosophy for sustainability.

Available colors and sizes from XS to 3XL:
Enter the Forest   Photo Book, Photographed by Alexandre Miguel Maia

  • Navy Blue (dark, almost black)
  • Denim Blue (unsaturated blue)
  • Bottle Green
  • Burgundy (wine red)
Enter the Forest   Photo Book, Photographed by Alexandre Miguel Maia

Fine Art Prints

The photos will be printed on high quality photo paper. This “Fine Art Print” has a satin look and feel like a traditional photo print. It also allows a high color reproduction and shows fine details to let the photo look alive. Once you selected a print for your order, you’ll get a link to a preview gallery where you can choose your favorite photos from the book.

I recommend framing the photo prints with a natural white passepartout in a plain frame, as shown in the example above. This will make the print stand out even more in your living room or office. However, I will also be happy to help you find a suitable frame for your selected photos. (Frame and passepartout are not included).

Note: You can also add more prints without additional shipping costs.

Print Details:

  • print size 30 x 22,5 cm / 12,5 x 8,3 inch
  • slim white border around the photo. Outside measure 30,8 x 23,3 cm / 12,1  x 9,2 inch of the paper.
  • Ilford Smooth Pearl, satin, 310 g/m²
  • Signed on the verso on label
  • Exclusive in combination with a book order.
  • Professional photo lab “Fine Art Print” by “Open Eyes” in Hamburg.

You can also order aluminium dibonds prints seperatly from the book at your desired size.

Order Book and Extras

The signed photo book can be ordered in different tier packages and with other extras. The T-shirts can also be purchased separately.

Enter the Forest   Photo Book, Photographed by Alexandre Miguel Maia

Enter the Forest   Photo Book, Photographed by Alexandre Miguel Maia

Note: Extra costs may apply to you, due to customs when it is shipped outside the EU.

To order the book, send me an email with your chosen book level, addons and your shipping address. Looking forward to hear from you. Thanks!