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Laura El-Tantawy

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From “A Star in the Sea”, on embracing the unexpected. Now available to order through the link in my bio. #UniversehasitsWay #selfpublishing #artfulbookmaking #artbooks #thankful

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Posted @withrepost • @fopmawier Such a great experience to be able to work together with photographer @laura_el_tantawy again! * The last few days we worked on these beautiful colorful boxes for the special edition of her new book "A star in the sea". * Each box is unique with a batik fabric handmade by Laura and her mother @nadia_elhusseiny * In collaboration with @syb300961 @colourandbooks @flevodruk #josmorreefinebooks * * * #astarinthesea #bookbinding #handbound #boxmaking #lovemyjob #craft #batik #colour #handmadewithlove #booklover #bookstagram #instabooks #bookbindery #bookbindingstudio #bookbinding #buchbinden #reliure #photography at Friesland, Netherlands

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Flamenco for @afarmedia / one of my favorite assignments EVER! Available now on newsstands. Will post more photos later 🎸 +💃🏻 + ❤️ = 🔥 Thanks @lostluggage @davidmolinagadea for making this happen. at Madrid, Spain

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A Star in the Sea 🌟 On the printing press today. Such a fulfilling & humbling feeling to see something through from start to finish. I never want to take this feeling for granted. Thankful for everyone whose been with me on this journey. Always with ❤️ ==> L. #astarinthesea #UniversehasitsWay #thankful #selfpublishing #artbooks @nadia_elhusseiny @colourandbooks @fopmawier @syb300961 @flevodruk at Flevodruk Harlingen B.V.

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The End of a Good Day - Friesland, The Netherlands 18/6/2019 #fullmoon #AStarintheSea #sealthedeal #thankful #selfpublishing #UniversehasitsWay at Friesland, Netherlands

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💃🏻 Les Indes Galantes 💃🏻 maybe you spotted these in Paris or Brussels: my photo “Protest Abstract” from #intheshadowofthepyramids is the main campaign image of Les Indes Galantes, premiering in Paris’ Opera Bastille on September 26th. If you see one, pls send me a photo! I’d love to see it for myself! Big thanks to Lisa Bruyneel and @neutralgreyphoto2018 / Photos © Lisa Bruyneel

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Book making has become an essential part of my work. I love books as an object of art - a tactile slice of time & memory. Making books has been an exciting way for me to explore my interests outside photography. It’s easy to forget sometimes that we are multidimensional when we are so focused on one element of what makes us who we are. One of the highlights of making a book is the collaborative effort behind it. It takes true team effort. For me it’s also about family and inspiration. I’m so grateful to have been able to bring my love for artistic expression & the inspiration behind it (my mother) together. We worked for nearly two months on these Batik pouches inspired by the images in A Star in the Sea. Which one will be yours? Always with 💗 ==> L. #handmadewithLove #selfpublishing #thankful #astarinthesea #sealthedeal #bookart #batik #UniversehasitsWay

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A look inside 🌟A Star in the Sea🌟 Available now through the link in my bio. Thankful for the wonderful, creative, patient team who managed to make this a reality for me @syb300961 @colourandbooks @fopmawier & for the opportunity to once again collaborate with my mother @nadia_elhusseiny to create something special - in this case unique handmade Batik pouches for each book. I feel grateful & proud. Always with 💕 #ALaborofLove #bookart #selfpublishing #thankful #sealthedeal #UniversehasitsWay

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*New Book Release 🌟 A Star in the Sea* Available for pre-order now |||| A Star in the Sea is an overture for embracing the unexpected. The photographs, text & title pertain to three independent, personal life events: A love story; my first & only trip to my place of birth in the UK & a vision on a beach in Italy. It is inspired by a desire to redefine my relationship with the ideals of success & happiness. In this context, A Star in the Sea is an opportunity to celebrate imperfection — an artistic gesture to have faith in the Universe. The book is conceived as an artistic object demanding intimacy — something you want to protect & treat with care. Each book comes in a custom handmade Batik pouch. A collectible edition of 26 Batik fabric bound box sets, each including a copy of the book & one of the original 26 polaroids from the series will subsequently be released in late June 2019. Photography & Text: Laura El-Tantawy Design & Book Concept: -SYB- Self published edition of 150 Signed & numbered Dimensions: 10.7 x 10 x 1.8 cm Hard Cover: 4mm greyboard with 140 grams Wibalin Natural Brown thread & wax seal Inside paper: Chromolux 90 grams Pages: 29 pages with 7 folds, including 21 photo pages & 8 text pages Fabric for handmade mini pouch & collectible box sets: 100% Egyptian Cotton Custom hand printed Batik Fabrics: Nadia El-Husseiny & Laura El-Tantawy Production & Lithography: Colour & Books Print Management: Jos Morree Binding: FopmaWier Boekbinderij Weight: 0.16kg Released June 6, 2019 ISBN: 978-0-9932876-2-6 Price €90 |||| Order link in my bio. always with ❤️ ==> L. #UniversehasitsWay

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Chair & Rain at Golden Hour - London, UK 26/5/2019 #thingsiseefrommywindow💥 ☔️ at London, United Kingdom

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A Star in the Sea 🌟- Never took myself for the sewing type but life is full of surprises 🌈 . Have been working with my mama on something special for my upcoming monograph A Star in the Sea. ❤️ #bookart #labouroflove #selfpublishing #astarinthesea @nadia_elhusseiny #UniversehasitsWay at London, United Kingdom

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Meditative Musing no.1 - Birmingham, UK 28/4/2019 #InsertYourOwnMusic at Birmingham Canals

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Green Dream - New image from a recent trip to the United States for my long term series “I’ll Die For You”, exploring the relationship between man & land. This one taken using the super new #PanasonicLumix #PanasoniclumixS1 #panasonicEurope 📷 #lush #green #lumix #lumixs1 at Atlanta, Georgia

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Waking Up With Jet-lagged Eyes - New York, USA 26/3/2019 #bigapple 🍎 at Midtown Manhathan

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Beach Memory ... My Eldest Sister Not Long Ago - Sharm Al-Sheikh, Egypt #PicturesofPeopleILove @deltantawy at Sharm Al Shaikh, Janub Sina', Egypt

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Red Light Spells Danger - London, UK 21/2/2019 #BillyOcean #picturesfromsongsilove #astarinthesea at London, United Kingdom

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Prospect of Light at the End of a Storm - London, UK 7/2/2019 #thingsiseefrommywindow 🌧 + ☀️ = 💗 at London, United Kingdom

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Freshly received maquettes of my upcoming monograph “A Star in the Sea”. Oh, which size will it be? 🤔 #bigdecisions #decisivemoment #ifitsmeanttobeitwillbe #bookart #thankful #selfpublishing @fopmawier @colourandbooks @syb300961 at London, United Kingdom

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