working on project 3

Creating tactile project number 3.  This project has been deemed “impossible to translate” by a few vision impaired / blind proofreaders I have discussed it with.  I’m curious if I can pull it off.

Lisa J. Murphy

Artist / Author of tactile mind: A book of nude (3-D) photographs for the blind/vision impaired.

Artist / Author of tactile atelier bookmark: A set of four photographs for the blind /vision impaired.

TACTILE MIND STUDIO LIMITED

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tactile mind book in surface magazine, China

Article about tactile mind in surface* magazine, China.

Years ago when I was photographing fashion, I was always submitting photos to surface* ( U.S. branch), with the hope they would want to commission a shoot.

This is one of my most favorite fashion/design mags of all time~

Lisa J. Murphy

Tactile Mind Studio Limited

Artist / Author of tactile mind: A book of nude (3-D) photographs for the blind and vision impaired.

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Lisa J. Murphy enjoying the artistic process of next tactile project

Just prepping for a photographic shoot for my next (smaller) project, due out on the week of Sept. 27.

Enjoying the process-

Lisa J. Murphy

Tactile Mind Studio Limited.

Artist / Author of tactile mind: A book of nude (3-D) photographs for the blind and vision impaired.

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tactile mind book article in Ego Magazine.

tactile mind article  in Ego Magazine (Kiev, Ukraine).  I’m still in shock  that my book went so far globally! wow.

Lisa J. Murphy

Tactile Mind Studio Limited

Artist / Author of tactile mind: A book of nude (3-D)  photographs for the blind/vision impaired.

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Lisa J. Murphy, tactile mind and self-publishing.

I read an interesting article today on the CBC website about self-publishing vs. working with a publisher.  What stood out for me in this article is the general rule that when working with a publisher, the author/artist  walks away with  5 – 15 percent of book generated income. How can someone possibly give away 85-95 percent of their hard work? I don’t know.  I am a huge advocate of self-publishing. I know people who could not get a publisher for their work, and thus quit the entire project instead of just giving self-publishing a try. A lot of people think that having a publisher behind a book brings value to the work. Maybe it does, maybe it doesn’t. If work is good, it’s good; and people have differing opinions anyway. Having self-published tactile mind, yes I can say it was a lot of work and still is. What I learned about self-publishing was very important in finishing this book and having the confidence to sell it.

Lisa J. Murphy

Tactile Mind Studio Limited

tactile mind: A book of nude (3-D) photographs for the blind/vision impaired

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Lisa J. Murphy, tactile mind book exhibition, and her qualms with people taking photographs.

I had an interesting conversation with Len at Lens Factory today while I was setting up tactile mind books for the signing this weekend.  I had  put up a beautiful custom print  from the “Love Robot” shoot, and I mentioned that I didn’t want people walking in and photographing my photograph and my books. I think that makes sense.  Sadly, he didn’t agree with me, and said I would be angering a lot of people in the neighbourhood. I find the whole attitude of people taking pictures of pictures tacky and tasteless; if you really like an artwork – buy it.  I find it offensive that people don’t put a value on the time and skill it takes to produce art. I find it offensive that people don’t put a value on the time and the efforts of the subjects that help to create art. Any of my friends who posed for tactile mind would be horrified if they saw someone taking pictures of their photograph.  I will be holding my ground with this one.

Lisa J. Murphy

Tactile Mind Studio Limited.

tactile mind: A book of nude photographs for the blind/vision impaired.

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Lisa J. Murphy writes a complaint to BBC One about use of ‘tactile mind’ imagery within their programming.

So finally today I had a chance to write an email of complaint to BBC about televising my images without a proper licensing agreement  within one of their programmes. This happened almost 2 months ago, with the show “Have I Got News For You”. I was asked for images – which I supplied as I did with all media, and I was not made fully aware of the conditions of the agreement at the time, & then when saw the licensing agreement and passed it to a lawyer, decided I would not be signing it.  I was then informed that the episode had already aired, using my imagery.  The woman, who worked with Hat Trick Productions, and who I had been dealing with, sounded a little stressed that I had decided against signing anything. (I was not made aware they wanted a 5 year licensing agreement – and the payment to use my imagery for the entire 5 years was 150 pounds= 2 pounds a month). To work with this woman and give her the benefit of the doubt (we all make mistakes),  I told her a week’s license was all I would be interested in, and then my images were to be edited/removed/ whatever.  She did not contact me for another week or two after this, and then provided me with another  licensing agreement  that did not guarantee removal of my images. Lesson learned.  I didn’t sign.  Why did I wait until now to email a complaint to the BBC about all of this? -I don’t know if anyone at the BBC was actually aware this had happened.  I had already discussed my case with a lawyer; not worth persuing.   I just feel that I should stick up for my work,  regardless of the time frame, period.

Lisa J. Murphy

Tactile Mind Studio Limited

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Artist Lisa J. Murphy in full ‘tactile mind’ production mode.

Yes, you heard it folks. And nothing screams ‘success’  like making tactile mind books while wearing rainbow troll pajamas and a respirator mask. I walked outside and scared a squirrel.  A beautiful afternoon in Toronto.

Lisa J. Murphy

Tactile Mind Studio Limited.

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‘tactile mind’, VoicePrint, and a yellow bra.

So I had an on-camera interview today with VoicePrint Canada about ‘tactile mind’ the book .  I was a little late running out of the house, and instead of spending an extra 30 seconds hunting through my drawers,  I threw a yellow bra on under a (sheer) black top. Genius move. I checked myself in a mirror – the bra was not visible. Just received a picture taken after the shoot. Guess what? Yellow bras glow in florescent lighting. My mother is going to be appalled.

Lisa J. Murphy

Tactile Mind Studio Limited

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