Sequencing a Photobook or a Photo Zine

Have you ever thought about what goes into sequencing a photobook or a zine? As some of you know, I’m in the process of making my own photobook The Hill of the Skull. I’m no expert on photo book sequencing, but I have been thinking about it for the last several months and I would like to share with you some points that I’ve learned along the way. I hope it will help make the process for you easier than it was for me....

03 May 2023 · 6 min · 1182 words · Jeremy Bassetti
The Hill of the Skull Paperback Cover

The Hill of the Skull by Jeremy Bassetti

Journey to the heart of the Bolivian Andes in this spellbinding book, where a professor’s unexpected encounter with a shaman on a sacred mountain sparks a transformative pilgrimage of the heart and mind. In August 2022, I traveled to a town in the Bolivian Andes to do research on a pilgrimage to a sacred mountain called Cerro Calvario — the Hill of the Skull. I wanted to keep some distance between me and my work....

How to Approach a Photobook with Words

It goes without saying that creating a photobook with words is unlike creating a photobook without them. And it is also unlike creating a wordbook without photos. A book with words and images is its own beast. It is a chimera, a hybrid monster that you should respect and listen to if one confronts you. Hi. I’m Jeremy Bassetti, and I’ve caught a chimera by its tail. Which is to say, I’m working on a photobook with words....

29 September 2022 · 6 min · 1164 words · Jeremy Bassetti