Books and Magazines: Forgottonia
Client: Bruce Morton
Printer: Edition One Books
Edition: 50 signed copies - 109 pages
8.5 x 11 inches soft bound with paper cover
Introduction by Aline Smithson
About the author: Bruce Morton currently lives in his childhood home of Bowen, Illinois. He received his BS degree from Southern Illinois University and a Master of Fine Arts degree from Arizona State University. Bruce has participated in numerous exhibitions in the United States as well as Great Britain for over forty years. His work has been featured on online galleries and published in several blogs such as Lenscratch and F-Stop Magazine. Bruce believes he has reached a point in his life where photography is what keeps him going. Just the act of pushing the button is all that is required to maintain a healthy life.
Details: From the introduction: Forgottonia, yes, such a place exists. It is actually the nickname for 16 counties in far west central Illinois. The nickname started in the 1950s and 1960s when the interstate highway system was being designed and constructed. Many times a route from Chicago to Kansas City, was promised to run thru the heart of this region, but in the end it was never built.
I met Bruce when I was a foreign exchange student studying photography at the Derby College in Derby, England in 1977. He was a visiting artist invited for the year to teach photography. We reacquainted on Facebook in 2008. Bruce came to me with about 300 images to select from. I did the photo editing, sequence and layout for Bruce and we worked together on the final sequence and made a few proofs before the final edition of 50.