Kumpul Buku Foto is a gathering for Indonesian photobook lovers. The books featured (ie. promoted or traded) were either by Indonesian photographers or about Indonesia. And those who came were basically collectors, who would like to keep a piece of history of Indonesian photography.
The theme of the event, held on 3 May 2014, was “indie”, celebrating the DIY movement of photobook making, as we live in a digital age where practically everybody can make their own photobooks.
I took the opportunity to promote the Supper Snapshots book and display it along with the postcards and the recipe book. I also sold a couple of copies (exactly three copies, actually) at the bazaar. Surprisingly, all the Supper Snapshots books were sold out. I couldn’t even keep my own copy. It was very overwhelming.
I sold the Supper Snapshots books in bundles, along with recipe books and postcards. I even printed new flyers to support the promotion. Each bundle was sold at Rp150,000, and they included:
- Supper Snapshots book (144 pages, hard cover, 15x15cm)
- Recipe book (16 pages, A6 size)
- 3 (three) postcards of your choice
- A3-sized flyer which you can turn into a poster
I also had a photo with the Supper Snapshots book, at the Studio Foto on Location by mas Edy Purnomo.
Anyway, the event was sponsored by photoklip, a photobook-printing service under Rakyat Printworks. Rakyat is a digital printing service I often go to, including to print Supper Snapshots books. I had the opportunity to meet Pak Mory and Bu Lilis from Photoklip, and Pak Rianno – the director of Rakyat. I told them that I printed all the promotional materials and the books of Supper Snapshots at Rakyat and they were looking forward for me to use their services in the future.