Title of publication: God, Guns & Guts
Name of artist: Ben Philippi
Additional contributor/s: Mark Muller
Design: Ben Philippi
Press: Ben Philippi has created a masterpiece of photography for the freedom lover in all of us. Over the course of four years he traveled from sea to shining sea across the United States and documented the gun owning American that has been an integral part of this nation since its very founding. As a writer his succinct approach allows one to better absorb the true story he tells with his photography. The Examiner (http://www.examiner.com/review/god-guns-guts-a-review-of-the-photographic-journey-into-the-world-of-the-gun)
Publication date: May 2012
Place of publication: North America
Edition size: 1000
Size: 9 inches by 9 inches
Number of pages: 146
Type of printing: Offset Digital
Type of paper: 100 pound
Name of printer: Friesens
Number of pictures: 196
Price: $39.95 USD
Description of book: I spent four years traveling to every corner of America photographing proud, unashamed and legal gun owners in a raw unbiased manner. After meeting many uniquely different people, I can say that America is indeed made from a very special cloth woven from the fibers of God, guns & guts.
My experiences took me many places and I would be remiss to leave out the variety of flavors that make up the landscape, both urban and rural that embrace these individuals, so I included some of the landscape and location images to the book. I also included many of the favorite quotes from the people I photographed to complete the vision of this project.
The best thing about self-publishing: Being able to accomplish and control your project from start to finish.
Artist website: benphilippi.com
Press website: godgunsgutsbook.com