Sebastiao Salgado’s Coffee Book

I bought Sebastiao Salgado’s book The Scent of a Dream.  When I ordered it, I didn’t realize how large it was.  It has 319 pages with large monochrome pictures and is 14×10 inches in size.   It is also very heavy.  Now that I have it, I’m not sure where I’ll put it since it doesn’t fit on my bookshelves.

The quality isn’t as nice as the books I have made, but it is fine considering the cost.  I would have liked it better if he had reduced the number of pictures and printed it with better paper and cover.  The pictures do look better in a large size since there is a lot of detail in the coffee trees, etc.

One of the reasons I bought the book was to see how they did it.  I have made 3 books so far and would like to make one of my own in B&W someday if I get enough suitable pictures; but it won’t be this large and heavy.