CAPTURING THE SPIRIT OF A SMALL TOWN
THIS IS A PHOTOGRAPHIC BOOK, WHICH CAPTURES THE SPIRIT OF THE TOWN, THE PEOPLE, THE EVENTS OVER A 4 YEAR PERIOD.
My aim for this project was to record the unique character of the community and township of Berry.
For a town with less than *4,000 people, this book represents just a cross-section of the community.
I hope this book and the thousands of photos taken, will be a valuable record for future generations, an historic visual document to be shared and handed down to generations as a mark in time. I believe I have captured the spirit of this small town.
This project has been a joy, and I have met a lot of wonderful people, who have welcomed me into their homes and businesses to photograph them. Thanks to Shoalhaven City Arts Board for a small grant ,Berry Chamber of Commerce, Elders Real Estate Berry, BCAC, Berry/Bomaderry Bowling Club, Berry Garden Club, Ellards Limousines, A.J. Campbell's and Berry Rural Co-op complex who have sponsored and supported me on this amazing journey, and helped me discover what I already knew. What a wonderful place Berry is to live.
The palest ink is better than the best memory. Chinese proberb
History Begins Today
To see some photos included in the book and to find out more please see the video(top left tab, under home).
If you haven't already seen it...here are some comments I have received about the book.....
CONGRATULATIONS on a truly outstanding book – which represents and captures, truly the heart and soul of our beautiful Berry!
Well done! Sandra Groom
Hi Kim. I'm really dissapointed that I couldn't make it to the book launch but life can be somewhat unpredictable with 2 little ones. Congratulations on a fabulous book. I went to the girls book shop yesterday and bought two copies. I love it.
well done xxx Neijelle
Brilliant: So much more than a snapshot- a work of art at many levels, the concept, the execution, the photographs, the process and the response. A beautiful gift to the Berry community who turned up last night in their numbers to pay tribute to this beautiful work.
We are privileged to have such an artist and community member in our midst. What value she adds to our lives.Thank you Kim Posted by Bill Pigott
Congratulations Kim, on such a wonderful undertaking. More people should be documenting their village/community/family in such a beautiful way for posterity.
Posted by Lyn Kluewer
Your book is absolutely fabulous. You should be very proud of it. Wasn’t it wonderful to see so many people last night? Sylvia Pepper
We have had our first good look at your book and we are delighted with it. Congratulations. It is a remarkable achievement and you must be very proud of it. Many of the photos are a work of art and the whole book is interesting and beautiful. I'm sure you will get many compliments and I promise you none will be more sincere or enthusiastic than this one from us both. I do hope it sells well - it should. much love and thanks
Congratulations. It's great that it was a success for you.
You have put in such an effort. Regards,Reuben
Thanks so much Kim, we had a lovely time at your book launch. It was a great function. And the book is a knock-out! Congratulations, what a beautiful creation. Wendy Bloom
…..and thankyou for your wonderful tribute to Berry. Laurel
.I have read right through your book and think it is a wonderful, colourful and exhuberant testament to the people and community of Berry. The photos are fantastic - really show what people do and the bond between people - there is a certain pride. Congratulations Kim -
all your hard work and creative talents have come together to produce a
very valuable book.
Congratulations on a fabulous effort Kim. I'm amazed at your tenacity and the amazing effort you've put into this - it's all been worth it! You should be very proud of what you've achieved. We are! Chere Le Page
Great photography and exposure of a small town! More importantly, are the associations and involvements of the residence in this project and their affiliation that will remain and continue to strengthen the town’s commitment and values for generations to come. Well done Kim! - Kathy Paquet
Kim,your book is beautiful. All credit goes to you for the four years of work that went into bringing it to fruition. We are taking it away with us at Christmas so we can show it to our family and friends. Are we going to brag about the beautiful township in which we live? You bet! Marion and Roy Cochrane
Hi Kim, we spent two weeks in yoour beautiful Berry recently. My friend Sandra is sending me a copy of your book and I am longing to see it. We met very briefly in Berry - what a lovely part of the world you live in. Congratulations on the launch of your book.
Marian from South Africa
Title:"A Snapshot of Berry 2007-2010" by Kim Dove
ISBN : 978-0-9808362-0-2
The price is $44 a book.
THIS IS A LIMITED EDITION..........COPIES ARE SELLING FAST AND I MAY NOT REPRINT ANOTHER EDITION
116 pages of photos. Prints of your photograph will also be available for sale on matt board for $50 a photo.
MY NEXT BOOK WILL BE "A SNAPSHOT OF BERRY 2011-2015"
I would love to hear from anyone interested in being in the next book or from anyone wishing to sponsor or support me so that I can go for a larger grant to help with expenses over the next five years.
IF YOU KNOW OF ANYONE THAT MIGHT BE INTERESTED IN BEING IN THE NEXT BOOK OR WOULD LIKE TO ORDER A BOOK PLEASE CONTACT
KIM DOVE 4464 3391
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