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Looking for a simple, affordable, yet elegant solution to presenting a set of your loose prints? Neil Enns of Dane Creek has a solution.
“Dane Creek Folio Covers provide an elegant and inexpensive way to package your favorite images. They are great for fine art photographs, wedding packages, and gifts for friends and family.
Dane Creek Folios began in the spring of 2009 when we couldn’t find an existing source for folio covers after seeing Brooks Jensen talk about them in LensWork magazine. We started out with a single color: charcoal. As our customer base grew we listened to their requests to expand the range of color options. Eclipse Black, Haute Red, Chocolate Truffle, Natural White, and Midnight Blue joined the original Charcoal line. Our covers are designed to hold 10 sheets of high-quality 8.5×11″ photo paper. Each cover comes with a piece of matboard to add stiffness and finish the inside, as well as a clear plastic bag to protect your completed folio.” – Neil Enns
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(Neil is also a member of my Next Step Alumni.)
Back in December of 2009 I had the pleasure of joining John Paul on a trip to Antarctica. On that trip I saw firsthand the beautiful folio packaging that Brooks Jensen <http://www.brooksjensen.com> created to sell his work. I very much enjoyed the presentation style, as it is an intimate way to share images with people and a nice departure from large, framed, images.??When I returned from the trip I looked all over for a source of covers to do my own folios <http://www.danecreekfolios.com/folios-for-sale>, but it turns out that nobody (including Brooks) offered them for sale. What was a chance viewing on a ship in Antarctic waters has now become a small side business for me! I now manufacture and sell folios covers <http://www.danecreekfolios.com/> for photographers who are interested in using folios to present or sell their work.??The fun part for me about working with folios is they are an excellent way to explore storytelling and photo essays. John Paul has great guidance on these two topics in his Illuminating Creativity lessons <http://www.johnpaulcaponigro.com/downloads/creativity/creativity.php>, and the folios are a perfect size to hold a story of 7-9 images plus title page and colophon. I am currently working on a project <http://danecreekfolios.squarespace.com/blog/2010/4/12/second-beach-wa.html> involving images of the Washington Coast that will be packaged as a folio with images assembled using John Paul’s Photo Essay technique.