106,560 Minutes South Beach

$75.00

Each book is made by hand, by me, in my apartment in South Beach! Shipping the final 30 copies July 6th 2021

#1-70 have been sold.
#71-100 Available NOW

June 2021: Books #70-100 are almost complete! NOW IN STOCK. Shipping all final copies July 6th 2021. These are the final 30 books that will be made and sold. Get em while you can. Thank you!

Jan 2021 update: Happy New Year! I took a bit of a break from making these books, but still have #70-100 to go. Follow me on Instagram @SeanWasHere for upcoming announcements. Thank you.

August 2020 update:
#1-70:  All orders shipped on August 28th 2020.

*Limited to 100 Copies Made*

Each book will be signed and numbered.
Soon to be the coolest book on your coffee table.

*No people or vehicles were removed from any photos in this book*

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Description

During the first few months into quarantine, I took the opportunity to rediscover the neighborhood I’ve called home, on and off, for the past 10 years. Living in South Beach during the COVID19 pandemic has been quite an experience. It will probably be the closest I will get to witnessing the neighborhood as quiet as it once was when the Art Deco buildings were made up of retirement communities in the mid 1900s. This book showcases some of my favorite photos that I’ve captured between the time the city of Miami Beach closed and barricaded off its beaches, to the time they originally scheduled to reopen: 106,560 minutes.

June 2021: Books #70-100 are almost complete! NOW IN STOCK. Shipping all final copies July 6th 2021. These are the final 30 books that will be made and sold. Get em while you can. Thank you!

January 2021: Books #70-100 will be made and available to buy Spring 2021.

August 28th 2020:
Wow! Big thanks to everyone who bought a book. I was only planning to make the first 50 books in this round but had so many inquiries about it I pushed it up to 70 books. I’m actually making each book by hand, one by one. From cutting paper out of large sheets, to printing, to scoring pages, to trimming pages, to binding pages, to letter-pressing each cover… each book takes about 3 hours for me to make from start to finish. To reach 70 books before the end of August literally took all my waking hours to accomplish in time. Really happy about myself for actually getting it all done 🙂

I really obsessed over every detail. Researching paper stock, letter pressing, binding, printing color calibration… It was a journey to say the least. This book feels a part of me at this point, and I feel great about how they turned out! Thanks for the overwhelming positive response. Photos of the books below, along with a self portait of the night I finished the 70th book.

And yes! #71-100 will be made and for sale in the Spring of 2021.

Specs: 32 pages. The book measures 8.25″H x 6″W. Printed on photo matte paper – 235 gsm (thick!). Paper is water-resistant and pulp/acid- and lignin-free. Printed using archival pigment inks. These prints are of the highest quality!

 

May 26th, 2020:
I’ve been out of work 3 months now- not a single gig/contract. Since 2012 I’ve been working as an independent contractor creating motion graphics for brands and building art installations for events, galleries, and festivals. This past March marked 8 years of running my own business! Now, with this pandemic shutting much of my industry down, I’m finding myself with a lot of free time.

With this down time I’ve been working on a special personal project that I’m really excited to share, this photo book. All photos were taken between March 19th and May 31st, 106,560 Minutes, the dates Miami Beach beaches were closed and barricaded off. (Scheduled to open June 1st).

I’m still in the process of editing and selecting photos for this book. To get a sense of what this book will look like, check out photos of my first book, 51,741 Miles : Life In A VW Bus

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

Specs: 32 pages. The book measures 8.25″H x 6″W. Printed on photo matte paper – 235 gsm (thick!). Paper is water-resistant and pulp/acid- and lignin-free. Printed using archival pigment inks. These prints are of the highest quality!

Photo Preview of book contents:



Sean Was Here Street Photography Miami Beach South Beach Art Deco