Map Spread from The Hill of the Skull

[Genius Loci] September 2023

Friends, I need your help! The Hill of the Skull will go live on Kickstarter from September 25 until October 26. (Join the book launch livestream via YouTube on Oct 1, 2023). I need help spreading the word! Do you know any podcasts I should reach out to for interviews? Any newsletters, blogs, websites, journalists, or media outlets I should pitch and reach out to? Is there anything you can do to help me on this front?...

31 August 2023 · 4 min · 805 words · Jeremy Bassetti
The Hill of the Skull Book Cover Mockup

[Genius Loci] August 2023

Friends, I am excited to share with you some details about The Hill of the Skull. The book features 50 full-color photographs a 7,000-word travel memoir an afterword written by Pico Iyer a 2,500-word conversation I had with British photographer Alys Tomlinson The campaign will launch on Kickstarter this autumn, on September 25, 2023. There will be a special discount available for the first 100 backers, so sign up to get notified about the launch now!...

30 July 2023 · 3 min · 447 words · Jeremy Bassetti
Florida's Atlantic Coast.

[Genius Loci] July 2023

Friends, Summer is in full effect here in Central Florida, which means high humidity, heat, and chances for afternoon thunderstorms. Just this morning, in the shower, I didn’t even turn the hot water knob because the “cold” knob gave me water that was warm enough. After I dried myself off, I began sweating. For the uninitiated, this is not the time to be in Florida. And yet, it is the time to be in Florida....

30 June 2023 · 3 min · 571 words · Jeremy Bassetti
Afternoon at the Trevi Fountain.

[Genius Loci] June 2023

Friends, Italy was unusually wet, but it wasn’t bad enough to dampen my spirits in Rome, Florence, and Venice.1 Most of my time in Italy was spent working, though at night and on my free time, I found myself doing what I love: drifting alone through the crowds, with a camera, observing. I know writing about the traveler as flâneur is a bit tired these days, but I also can respect the fact that not all travelers enjoy or experience solitary walks in foreign places....

31 May 2023 · 3 min · 624 words · Jeremy Bassetti
A Taxi Driver Rests in Cochabamba, Bolivia.

[Genius Loci] May 2023

Friends, Last month, I all but ignored the narrative section of The Hill of the Skull (which I’ll refer to as THOTS below) and turned my attention to image editing and sequencing. In photobookland, image editing doesn’t refer “image processing” using software like Photoshop and Lightroom. Image editing is the tougher job of selecting images. I came back from the Andes with over five thousand images. Three thousand of those photos were taken in Quillacollo during the time period that corresponds with THOTS....

30 April 2023 · 5 min · 995 words · Jeremy Bassetti