After the Water - Sam Portera

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  1. bill schwab

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    I just returned home to find a wonderful surprise in my mailbox in the form of Sam Portera's (Sportera) new book "After the Water". Spectacular! Extremely well done Sam! Great to finally hold these images in my hands after months of admiring them online. Check it out APUGgers... you won't be disappointed.

    Bill
     
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    Thanks for the link, Bill. I placed my order!
     
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    I just got home today and, like Bill, was greeted with a wonderful surprise from Sam. It is a beautiful book, and I highly recommend it.
    Thank you Sam!
    Todd
     
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    i have a copy as well -
    i was blown away !
    having them in hand page after page after page ...

    absolutely beautiful sam!

    very well done!

    john
     
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    Bill et. al.: thanks for the heads up on this. I ordered my copy immediately, both because I've been captivated by Sam's work as have many others here, and in the hopes that I'm helping Sam just a little bit.
     
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    Ordered a pair, as it seemed one of the other photogs I know would like it.
     
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    Immediately ordered a copy too. Thanks!
     
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    Does any european distributor carry the book? I would love the get a copy but want to avoid any extra shipping from the US (I haven't checked the shipping costs, maybe they are not so bad in the end).
     
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    Gee, I didn't even know there was a book! Thanks for the heads up!!
     
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    I was lucky enough to get a signed from Sam when he was here in NM a few weeks ago. It's incredibly well done.
     
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    How wonderful that this has come to fruition. I placed an order.
     
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    I just ordered a copy, too. Can't wait to see it!
     
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    Wow! Thanks everyone! I am speechless, really I don't know what to say.

    Thank you.
     
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    Sam,

    Good for you! I ordered a copy immediately and am really anxious to see it.

    Richard Wasserman
     
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    Order placed -- thanks for the heads up.

    DaveT
     
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    Sam, can i have my book sent to you to have it signed?
    :smile:
     
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    Jeremy I have some here, send me your address.
     
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    I'll add my voice to the chorus: I received my copy yesterday (Monday) and encourage everyone to purchase a copy, put it on your Holiday wish list, buy several as gifts. It really is stunning to see a collection of Sam's photographs all at once. Maybe one day I will be fortunate enough to view the actual prints, but till then there is "After the Water."

    Joe
     
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    Yes I agree with Joe. Everyone should own a copy.
     
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    Done!
     
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    lulu server is undergoing maintenance but will order mine in the morning, I was hoping you would put a book together :smile:
     
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    Can't wait to place my order. Sam can you sign my book??
     
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    Of Course, I have some books here not many left but I have about 15 more
     
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    I'll be ordering one, but Sam, do you have plans to pitch it to a commercial publisher? I think the work deserves wider circulation than you'll likely get from Lulu, and a commercial publisher can also get you potentially higher quality, more consistent reproductions.
     
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    David, I think you'll be surprised at the quality of Sam's book. It is also a great way to pitch his work to a larger publisher.

    Bill