December Rose

December Rose” contains 60 images from the Whetstone Park of Roses taken on 12/01/10 (World Aids Day). The book is available at Blurb. Printed on Premium paper, available as a paperback or with a premium ‘imagewrap‘ hard cover.

“Why roses?” you might ask. I could talk about their near-universal symbolism or ruminate on how artificial modern hybrid roses are; genetically-altered mutants bred for human pleasure regardless of the impact on Mother Nature. The symbolism that flowers die, set seed (unless sterile) and are born anew next Spring. How some of these images do contain both new buds and dead blooms. The truth is that I did not select roses so much as they chose me. I was at the Whetstone Park of Roses just to take a few images to ‘close the file’ on the 2010 season when I knew that I had to do this volume.

We donate US$20 (~90% of net revenue*) from the sale of each copy to AmFAR.

We also offer a 2017 Wall Calendar with 12 images from the book. Selected images are available on cards, journals and other gift items at a CP Shop. 90% of proceeds from these shops is also donated to AmFAR.

* Who gets how much?
Softcover ISBN: 9781457983306
US$40.99 – Blurb for Production;
US$20.00 – Donation;
US$02.01 – Photographer
US$63.00 – List Price

Hardcover ISBN: 9781457983313
US$57.76 – Blurb for Production;
US$20.00 – Donation;
US$02.24 – Photographer
US$80.00 – List Price

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