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#1 Kenpat

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Posted 23 September 2010 - 10:40 PM

...and it's just as tasty as I thought it would be. Lot's of thanks to Lyle for this wonderful collection. :-D

The Boombox Project is going to be a coffe table book in my house for a long, LONG time.

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Posted 23 September 2010 - 11:16 PM

:thumbsup: :cool: :surf: :-O :breakdance:

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Posted 24 September 2010 - 12:25 AM

where from Kenpat?

All .au retailers (bar one) are saying 1st November, so I'm looking at getting one from a u.s online book seller.



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Posted 24 September 2010 - 12:30 AM

amazon.com glue....... :-D

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Posted 24 September 2010 - 12:39 AM

I looked into buying some of the boombox shots from the book...prints are selling for a whopping $750 apiece. I hope whoever let him shoot their boomboxes is getting a cut... :-D

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Posted 24 September 2010 - 03:48 AM

I've got mine on order. Gots to get me a coffee table now to put it on :-D :-D

#7 Uncle Ed

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Posted 24 September 2010 - 05:03 AM

Amazon shipped mine should be in The Ghettos of Florida in a short.

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Posted 24 September 2010 - 06:58 AM

Mine is at the top of my birthday wish list.... forwarded to family...

That's the first time in YEARS that I've given any hint of what I want for my birthday!!!! I expect to have mine sometime around 6pm on November 8th. :-D

#9 Old school Scott

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Posted 24 September 2010 - 07:54 AM

Has anyone splurged and bought the Japan boombox book?

Cheers OSS :afro:

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Posted 24 September 2010 - 08:03 AM

I looked into buying some of the boombox shots from the book...prints are selling for a whopping $750 apiece. I hope whoever let him shoot their boomboxes is getting a cut... :-D



ooops --i forget to ask lyle for a $$ cut :dunce: :-O :hmmm: :-)
plenty of my boxes are in there --and a few are 'center-folds'-

and my famous jamaican M90 is in there :thumbsup:

#11 71spud

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Posted 24 September 2010 - 08:05 AM

My book is showing "out for delivery" today. :thumbsup:

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Posted 24 September 2010 - 08:12 AM

hey spud -
-be warned that this book will have a bevy of phrases, pages and even entire chapters-
that will be beyond your comprehension -- :-O :huh:
but --
on some level --you will prolly get this jist of it

ENJOY !!!
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Posted 24 September 2010 - 08:17 AM

So what you are trying to brace me for is that not all the boxes will be JVC? :sadno:

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Posted 24 September 2010 - 09:22 AM

I looked into buying some of the boombox shots from the book...prints are selling for a whopping $750 apiece. I hope whoever let him shoot their boomboxes is getting a cut... :-D


Pricing "art" is one of the most subjective topics there is... I'm sure he (or the gallery "experts") put lots of thought into that... Fine art is often based on exclusivity.

As a photographer myself.... I can tell you that the actual snapping of the shutter is probably the easiest part of his process. The real work is in setting up the lighting, and the extensive post-shoot editing process. Consider that the camera used to shoot the pics alone was something like $40,000!!!! And he showed up with two assistants and a truckload of rented lighting gear that took hours to assemble and disassemble.

So, if you consider his upfront investment and the logistics involved in his process it is almost mind-blowing. You might even be shocked to hear that at last year's meet, he did not even snap the shutter himself. Once the lighting was right, his focus was more in line with that of a strategic mastermind..., he was looking around trying to figure out which boxes had the look he wanted.

And when you compare the image he starts with to the final product image, there is a considerable amount of post production as well.

We all knew Lyle was going to be there shooting pics, but I don't think any of us had a clue that it was that massive of an undertaking. I can't speak for the crowd, but I don't think anyone at the meet even asked for a free copy of the book as some form of compensation. We were just happy to see our boxes get some recognition and be part of the project... I think we all realized right away that there was A LOT more to what he was doing than just shuttersnaps.

I looked at his site and saw the fine-art gallery links and found this:

THE BOOMBOX PROJECT

Small size, Edition 1- 10 - $500.00
Medium size, Edition 1-10 - $2,000.00
Large size, Edition 1-10 - $4,000.00
X Large size,Edition 1-10 - TBD

Good for Lyle. I hope he sells lots of those prints!

But.... I'd also add that from what I experienced he's a very approachable guy.... It couldn't hurt to PM him from here and ask if that's really the only way to get a print. :-D

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Posted 24 September 2010 - 09:53 AM

I looked into buying some of the boombox shots from the book...prints are selling for a whopping $750 apiece. I hope whoever let him shoot their boomboxes is getting a cut... :-D


Pricing "art" is one of the most subjective topics there is... I'm sure he put lots of thought into that...

Did you reach out to him via PM, or was that from his website?

As a photographer myself.... I can tell you that the actual snapping of the shutter is the easiest part of his process. The real work is in setting up the lighting, and the extensive post-shoot editing process. Consider that the camera used to shoot the pics alone was something like $40,000!!!! And he showed up with two assistants and a truckload of rented lighting gear that took hours to assemble and disassemble.

So, if you consider his upfront investment and the logistics involved in his process it is almost mind-blowing. You might even be shocked to hear that at last year's meet, he did not even snap the shutter himself. Once the lighting was right, his focus was more in line with that of a strategic mastermind..., he was looking around trying to figure out which boxes had the look he wanted.

And when you compare the image he starts with to the final product image, there is a considerable amount of post production as well.

We all knew Lyle was going to be there shooting pics, but I don't think any of us had a clue that it was that massive of an undertaking. I can't speak for the crowd, but I don't think anyone at the meet even asked for a free copy of the book as some form of compensation. We were just happy to see our boxes get some recognition and be part of the project... I think we all realized right away that there was A LOT more to what he was doing than just shuttersnaps.

Good for Lyle. I hope he sells lots of those prints!


...trust me, I understand what goes into the process. My daughter has been a model since she was 2, doing magazine shoots and commercials. I definitely understand things from the artists standpoint. Taking pics is the beginning of their work. But knowing what I had to go through to get her started in the business and the hundreds of times she would show up and have her picture taken and not get chosen, I understand things from the subject of the picture as well. I would have happily let him take a pic of my boxes for free...when my car was used in a music video for an up and coming rapper I didn't even think to charge him. I was very happy just to be involved and see the video shooting process from behind the scenes...now that process blew my mind. It too 3 days to shoot a 4 minute video!! So I am well aware of what is involved I was just poking fun at the cost of the prints because it caught me by surprise. I also hope the book becomes a best seller and opens more peoples eyes about how revolutionary boomboxes were.... :-D

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Posted 24 September 2010 - 10:16 AM

:agree:
with you melly and jaetee
i was 'trippple-extra' right proud to have some boxes in the book -- :-O :thumbsup:

and the work involved on just one small phase of all this was amazing --

when lyle came down here for ' the big shoot ' :-D

he was 2 hours early --just for the set-up -
brought 2 more helpers with him -
and rented a TRUCK --all filled up with lighting, etc equipment

so -- there was a lot $$$$ involved

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Posted 24 September 2010 - 01:58 PM

I can't speak for the crowd, but I don't think anyone at the meet even asked for a free copy of the book as some form of compensation.

Lyle wanted to send me a free advance copy and told him he didn't have to do that. I'll buy my copy and do my part to support this project. The amount of work Lyle and his team put in to making our collection look good is unbelievable. I'd like to see a "sequel" someday. :yes: :-D

Hey JT, you might remember this better than me, but didn't Lyle say his camera was a 60 megapixel camera?

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Posted 24 September 2010 - 02:04 PM

Yeah, I help carry a pole, asked him for 5 free books

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Posted 24 September 2010 - 02:06 PM

I also ordered a second one to give away in a contest here in the near future.

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Posted 24 September 2010 - 03:17 PM

I'm looking forward to ordering a copy as well.....I think this will be a great read.

BTW, are the pictures on the top banner here on Boomboxery from Lyle or did Fatdog take those?

The ever changing pictures at the top of this webpage is one of my favorite parts of this site!

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Posted 24 September 2010 - 03:21 PM

BTW, are the pictures on the top banner here on Boomboxery from Lyle or did Fatdog take those?

The ever changing pictures at the top of this webpage is one of my favorite parts of this site!

Those pictures mostly come from Boomboxery members. :yes:

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Posted 24 September 2010 - 04:32 PM

BTW, are the pictures on the top banner here on Boomboxery from Lyle or did Fatdog take those?

The ever changing pictures at the top of this webpage is one of my favorite parts of this site!

Those pictures mostly come from Boomboxery members. :yes:


Wow, kick a$$ job Boomboxery members!

#23 Kenpat

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Posted 24 September 2010 - 05:38 PM

where from Kenpat?

All .au retailers (bar one) are saying 1st November, so I'm looking at getting one from a u.s online book seller..


The reason I got mine so early is that I'm a member at Barnes & Noble. I got early shipping, free next day delivery, and most importantly, a 35% discount.

I am just flat out amazed at the post production work and lighting on these photos. I like his vision, which appears to give even the cleanest, shiny-est boxes like the Grundig 1140 a gritty, urban feel. It's something that permeates this book, from the insightful quotes to the pictures of people and places.

I was too young and too far away to really comprehend how this all started. This book really hit (hits) me hard.

#24 Gluecifer

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Posted 24 September 2010 - 06:38 PM

Thanks Kenpat!
I might order one from Amazon super-stupid-expensive fast post this weekend



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#25 Old school Scott

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Posted 24 September 2010 - 06:55 PM

Just checked Amazon.
Mine is in Transit too.
Maybe Monday!! :dj-party:

Cheers OSS :afro:

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Posted 24 September 2010 - 07:29 PM

Mine hasnt shipped yet :
But I look foward to it. :thumbsup:
I have a print one of Lyles laptop skins stuck on my fridge door
that I enjoy every day.
He is a great guy and deserves all the props he gets. :yes:

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Posted 27 September 2010 - 02:52 PM

Book arrived today and love the pics.....posted an acknowledgment to Lyle, amazon link and wishes for his sales success on my FB page....


Everybody needs to buy this book and spread the word............

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Posted 27 September 2010 - 02:54 PM

Still waiting for mine but I only ordered it last week. :breakdance:

#29 mellymelsr

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Posted 27 September 2010 - 02:55 PM

Mine was shipped today from Amazon... :thumbsup:

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Posted 27 September 2010 - 02:57 PM

:-P
MINE is the special EDition -----

with the 9 page spread of ed

:w00t: :-)