DC Portals is a photographic exploration of some of the neighborhoods in Washington, DC that are less likely to be encountered by casual visitors to the city. Doors, windows, passageways — these are images that intrigue photographer Rachel Bingham; this miniature book showcases a small sampling of the many such photos she has taken while living and working in Washington, DC.
Digitally printed in full color, the book features photographs from a variety of neighborhoods. An edition of 100 was planned, but due to some production difficulties, fewer than 76 are available. Two bindings are offered: regular and deluxe.
The regular version of DC Portals has pictorial covers with cloth spines and is bound in a casual album style. Endpapers feature the DC flag of 3 stars over 2 bars. The book measures approximately 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″. Most of the regular covers feature a DC townhouse scene; a few “informal” covers have a graffiti cover (available by special request). Books come in a protective wrapper of marbled paper. Accompanied by a lenticular “print” that alternates between 2 photos. Limited to 45 numbered copies. Price: $58 plus shipping of $3.50).
Twenty-six deluxe copies (lettered A to Z) are available. Books are bound in full blue leather with double endpapers (marbled or paste-papers plus the DC flag papers that appear in the regular edition). Bound by Wesley Carpenter (Green Dragon Bindery).
The front cover features a cut-out area backed in decorative paper, into which a custom-made DC cityscape is set. The 3-D cityscape by jewelry artist Ola Shektman, features the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial (yes, there is a tiny Lincoln), the White House, and the U.S. Capitol and is cast in bronze. A Washington, DC postage stamp is tipped into the book.
The book is housed in a leather fold-out case lined in a combination of decorative paper and cloth. The cover of the box is gold stamped. The inside lid of the box features a special lenticular print that alternates the cover images from the regular edition (depending on how you angle it). Price: $650. Shipping an additional $7.50.
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