A brief introduction to Photo Books
In Indian bookshops, a photo book is called by its other popular name, the Coffee Table Book. They are big, they have beautiful photographs and they are for display in a home, office or waiting room. They do create an impression. Photo books are often used to display a beautiful idea, place, company or bring alive a personality. Even in book shops, they are close to the entrance on a table or prominently displayed in the shop window.
The most seen photo books or coffee table books that we see in Mumbai are by the great photographers of India. Raghu Rai, Raghubeer Singh, Prabuddha Dasgupta, Sooni Taraporewala and a few other icons. Apart from the photographers, there are photo books about Mumbai and many more about Bombay.
Nostalgia and memories come alive in these grand books. Coming and going on these shelves are the photobooks by contemporary photographers who are trying to tell new stories.
Photo books in Google-speak.
If you search for photo books on Google in India, you are directed to a different type of photo books that are personalised photo books. They share the same name but have very different purposes. Personalised photo books are used mostly by professional photographers who shoot weddings and people to present their stories.
What is this Footpath Bookshop?
Footpath Bookshop makes and sells photo books that are in a digital format. They are more like coffee table book minus the grander or weight. The advantage of the digital format is that they are easier to share, read and are affordable.
It is called Footpath Bookshop because the digital photo books feature photographs from this blogger and our theme is streets. Footpath Bookshop makes digital photo books that tell stories about Mumbai.
Books by Mumbai Paused from The Footpath Bookshop
Digital photo books with stories from the streets of Mumbai are now available at Footpath Bookshop