I made a book. It’s called black and white.
A long time ago Warren Ellis suggested I make a black and white photobook; something that didn’t cost an arm and a leg to get printed, something that anyone could pick up by way of print-on-demand, something that people from the internet could afford to buy five of - if they felt so inclined. It was, of course, a great idea, and I wanted to do it, but I got distracted by a few things. Or maybe just one thing: life.But that’s the entire point of this: here is my life of the past year and a bit laid out in a collection of 76 black and white photographs. Some of them are terrifically sad, as I suffered many losses and a bout of self-inflicted heartbreak during this time; some are ridiculously happy, as I learned to be better at recognizing happiness; many are concerned with my body and sexuality, as those are issues I’ve always been interested in and during the past couple years I’ve been confronted with a lot of criticism and revelations about the representation of my body in my photography. You don’t see anyone else from my life, or actual things I might do day-to-day, but you do see how I feel about the moments and events that end up changing me. And I hope that’s something that you like. Or find interesting. Or you could always give this book to your cousin. But I hope you keep it because your cousin’s a bit of a prude.
This book is softcover, black and white, and very affordable. You can buy one now for $13.58. And then you can buy one for everyone you know! And you can reblog this! If you feel like it. :)

I made a book. It’s called black and white.

A long time ago Warren Ellis suggested I make a black and white photobook; something that didn’t cost an arm and a leg to get printed, something that anyone could pick up by way of print-on-demand, something that people from the internet could afford to buy five of - if they felt so inclined. It was, of course, a great idea, and I wanted to do it, but I got distracted by a few things. Or maybe just one thing: life.

But that’s the entire point of this: here is my life of the past year and a bit laid out in a collection of 76 black and white photographs. Some of them are terrifically sad, as I suffered many losses and a bout of self-inflicted heartbreak during this time; some are ridiculously happy, as I learned to be better at recognizing happiness; many are concerned with my body and sexuality, as those are issues I’ve always been interested in and during the past couple years I’ve been confronted with a lot of criticism and revelations about the representation of my body in my photography. You don’t see anyone else from my life, or actual things I might do day-to-day, but you do see how I feel about the moments and events that end up changing me.

And I hope that’s something that you like. Or find interesting. Or you could always give this book to your cousin. But I hope you keep it because your cousin’s a bit of a prude.

This book is softcover, black and white, and very affordable. You can buy one now for $13.58. And then you can buy one for everyone you know! And you can reblog this! If you feel like it. :)

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  3. sinnyaustralia reblogged this from therealkatiewest and added:
    Someone can buy me this for christmas, if you feel like it :)
  4. nikkotine reblogged this from therealkatiewest and added:
    buy once i’m back...have money again” list. katie west love, forevaaaaa.
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    DO AS KATIE WEST COMMANDS
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    Schon bestellt :-)
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  10. gazzamie reblogged this from therealkatiewest and added:
    Done! (Merry Christmas to me!) And you should too.
  11. riskylengths said: Yay! Fantastic! I will now convince my wife this is a perfect Christmas book for me. Oh wait, she says it will be a great gift for the both us!
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    Katie West’s photographs...like awesome kissing...soul...
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    New Katie West printed material = HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY.
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    have never been disappointed...one costs so little there’s just absolutely no reason not
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