Saturday, October 25, 2008

Know What I'd Like to See?

You know those coffee table books full of artistic photgraphs of babies and children? I'd love to see one full of photos of babies and children with Down syndrome. People need to see how beautiful these children are. Wouldn't that be a wonderful thing to see on the shelves of book stores in time for next year's Down Syndrome Awareness Month? I wonder how one can go about making something like that happen . . .

13 comments:

Carla said...

You just do it like everything else you've always done, Lisa! You can, I know you can. Start collecting photos now from every contact you have...and make contact with the organizers of any and all DS groups...from medical to emotional support...I bet one or more of those groups can put you in touch with a publisher and/or point you in the direction of self-publishing. Great idea!!!

Leigh Anne said...

i second carla! i don't think it'd be too difficult!!! i think you should totally go for it!!!

Hector and Jennifer Varanini Sanchez said...

I agree and would love to help you! I have an amazing photographer as well that might like to get involved and could possibly donate her time/services so that all the photos have the same "vibe". I know there are video montages on you tube with some of the most gorgeous photos of kids and babies with down syndrome so it totally is possible!!! You GO girl!!!
Jen

jennifergg said...

hey, i have one for you! it's a very obscure book, hard to find, but beautiful too...i've been wanting to find a home for it. send me your address and i'll mail it to you!

jennifergrafgroneberg@yahoo.com

xo

jennifergg said...

oh, hey? which isn't to say that there isn't room for one more...there's always room for one more great book!

xo

Tricia said...

I definitely think we need one state-side...been thinking about it for a long time...but I was also wondering if you've heard of Conny Wenk? Scroll through her blog...you will be amazed at the photos. Not all the kids have DS...but MANY MANY MANY of them do.

http://connywenk.blogspot.com/

Laurie said...

I absolutely LOVE the idea and am interested in helping in any way that I can!

Cleo said...

What a beautiful idea Lisa!!!. I will LOVE to see MANY books full of photos of individuals with Ds, all ages. I will be the first one (or one of the first)to buy them. :)

Karly said...

Have you seen the Beautiful Faces calendar? It is adorable kids with Ds. You can find it on Amazon. It's along the lines of your idea.

Tara Marie said...

What a wonderful idea.....

I have a link for you: Not the same exact thing, but a coffee table type book.

http://www.bandofangels.com/

The book is called: Common Threads.....

Cynthia Kidder [the founder] also beautiful note cards and calendars.


Also, we should hire Conny Wenk from Germany.....go to this link and keep scrolling.....you'll be in heaven of all the beautiful people she photographs with Down syndrome [I think she needs to come to the States and photograph Sir Finnian]
http://www.connywenk.blogspot.com/

and the current link I put on my blog had a project that is being done in the UK of professional photographers and people with T21...they have a calendar, but not a coffee table book as of yet.

I think you are on to a beautiful project [and I'll buy the first copy!!!!!!]

Thinking of you.

hapagirlhapafamily said...

Great Idea! I'd love to help in anyway possible :) Sonia

Lisa B said...

And while you're thinking about the photo book, I think you should seriously consider doing a book about being a parent of a child with DS - really - you could use your blog as the working manuscript - you are so eloquent in your writing and so honest in your expressions of emotions. And there are so many individual ways to respond to any circumstance but often the "help" or "guide" books only come at the issue from one perspective, which is not helpful to everyone out there. You could offer such a great viewpoint that would resonate with many others who may not connect with any of the books already out there. Seriously, think about it.

holly said...

lisa, what a wonderful idea! check out blurb. you can make your own beautiful, professional books there.

best of luck,
holly