Which would make you want to pick it up?

So, it is cover time for Jonah’s book. They want color, veggies, something different, something to show the bounty of the farms and something to compliment the title, which is: Field Days.

This was my first attempt… any thoughts?

The one above would probably have some cropping. I don’t know if it is cover potential, but I am proud of it.

Then there is this field photo, or the one that I posted long ago…. click here.

Thanks for voting!!

About the author paige green

Paige Green is a documentary and portrait photographer, whose storytelling approach to photography frequently addresses issues involving agriculture, land use, and food. Her work is featured in nine books and has been published in Glamour, National Geographic Traveler, New York Times Magazine, Conde Nast Traveler, GQ, Country Living, House Beautiful, and Culture. Paige lives in Petaluma, CA with a house full of boys.

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  1. hey hey hey you have been busy – cool . will have a closer look later but now it is voting time – i pick number one!

    and the table with all the veggis on i would use as an inlay paper – love you and say bye bye


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  3. Andy:
    #1 Chick in the tub with eggs
    #2 Beets
    #3 Carrots
    #4 Cabbage (or is that butter lettuce?)

    #1 Cabbage
    #2 Field


  4. Definitely loving the stand of bounty in front of the red barn for a book cover. Great space for text on top and bottom with a very strong focal point. Not sure I like it as well with the title, though. Seems like there should be a field involved. But a field itself would be too…lacking??? I’m picturing something IN the field as a subject (maybe the farmers or some crops) with limited depth of field to isolate the subject. Also, some morning or evening sun would be a big plus. You know, FIELD and DAYS.

    Just another opinion. Your other pictures of veggie close-ups are wonderful, btw. Just don’t think they’re screaming book cover. I particularly like the one with the mix and the one stem bending around.


  5. #1 The field of course
    #2 The carrots
    #3 The beets & garlic

    back cover: The chalk board


  6. Kelly Wainwright June 11, 2008 at 9:07 pm

    Paige – ha ha! I saw Andy’s comment! 🙂
    Hey – I just had to say – I love them all!
    soo cool!
    just loove your stuff!!
    (can I say it more?
    can I say it enough?)…
    I might pick #2 – all the veggies by the barn. But, I have to say, I love the veggie-diagram on chalkboard.
    very nice.


  7. I’m torn between the beets and the table against the red shed. Both are simple, striking attention-grabbers, and neither was all too obvious (like the field, which should certainly be inside the book somewhere). Great stuff!


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