I'm very excited to announce that Everyday: A Yearlong Photo Diary has just been released for the iPad. This link will take you to it at Apple's iTunes/iBook store where you can download a free abridged version, complete with a new foreword, the original introductory essay, and a small selection of the pictures. The full version is available for $3.99. I hope you'll explore the publication, and if you like it, provide feedback at the Apple bookstore. Most of all, please share it with your friends! I'm also working on versions in Italian, Spanish, Japanese, and Chinese.
It works on all iPads running iBooks 2.2 and looks spectacular on the most recent model with the retina display. It will not run on iPhones.
Why did I go back a redo something that was already complete? I've long thought about re-releasing the book in electronic format. Indeed, in 2004 my original proposal to Chronicle Books (the publisher of the hardbound copy) included an electronic version, but it was just too early in the e-book world for such a thing to find an audience.
But more importantly, it's been ten years (!) since I first started making daily pictures with the intent of sharing them with a wider audience as a book of narrative photographs. Back in 2002, the idea of making and sharing personal and daily pictures was uncommon. A decade ago, the photography and communication world was very different, well before digital cameras (and iPhones) became commonplace. Now we have ubiquitious picture-sharing sites, photo blogs, Facebook, and the wildly popular Instagram - all new and engaging ways to make and share photographs. I'm hoping the iPad edition of Everyday finds a home with this new audience, partly because they'll find something they like in the work, but also because so many people now participate in the practice of shared daily photography.
In many ways I think the electronic version of Everyday is a much better marriage of content and form than the original printed volume in that it's a closer realization of my original idea of a flowing visual narrative. What's more, every picture is presented in the same size so that significant details can now be seen. Captions are also included as my handwritten text, a subtle, but important change.
The book is published by One Tree Press - a new venture for me. I'll be partnering with artists and photographers to re-release their out-of-print physical volumes as e-books.