The Fabric of Raleigh/The Fabric of Durham – my first book – was released in the summer of 2017 and is available here for purchase.
The book features both my The Fabric of Raleigh and The Fabric of Durham series, and each series will have its own front cover, making it a reversible book – a so-called tête-bêche format. Thus, as both series are of equal importance and deserve their own front cover, the two series meet in the middle, mirrored!
Accompanying the more than 40 portraits are behind-the-scenes photos from the making of the portraits, and many essays, stories and quotes.
The Fabric of Raleigh/The Fabric of Durham is published in collaboration with fine art book publisher Horse & Buggy Press (Durham, North Carolina), and is designed by Dave Wofford from H&B. Dave has been designing books for over 20 years, many of which have won publishing awards for both their content and for their design and production values.
With a trim size of 11 3/4″ tall by 9″ wide, the casebound (“hardcover”) book is Smyth sewn instead of glued, for strength, durability and making it easier for the spreads to open and lie flat. The images are reproduced via full color offset printing on high-end 102 lb. GardaPat matte coated paper which assures the highest possible quality.
Christer Berg is a professional commercial, editorial, and fine art photographer and educator. Well-known for his portrait photography and with a strong passion for telling people’s stories through portraiture, Christer has earned many awards, including a Best of Show and multiple First Premiums at the North Carolina State Fair, and several First Place awards from the Professional Photographers of North Carolina, one of the nation’s largest associations of professional photographers.
He has also received two American Advertising (ADDY) Gold Awards and won awards in a number of states across the country, including in Colorado, Kansas, Massachusetts, New York, and Washington State.
In addition to leading his own studio lighting and portraiture workshops, Christer is also a frequently engaged as a photography lecturer, judge, and critic. Christer’s personal photography can be found at cb-photography.pro, and some of his commercial and corporate work at portraitswithpurpose.us.
Contact Christer if you have any questions about the book or if you are interested in pre-ordering the book in larger quantities as the book makes for a great gift to customers, partners and employees, showing your engagement and support for a diverse, vibrant and creative Raleigh and Durham!