2018 Portfolio Box Set
2018 Portfolio Box Set
Back in 2013, I created a book that chronicled my photographic endeavors that year. There was something about seeing the work printed and bound in a book that was very rewarding. I offered it for sale, and much to my surprise, it quickly sold through the modest edition of only 20 books.
The yearly portfolio book continued until 2016, and was reinvented as a unique box set in 2017. The box set was a success, and the edition of 125 sold through in only 6 months. I learned a lot from making last years box set, and am excited to announce that the 2018 will be in an edition of 200. I have already secured all the materials I will need to handcraft each box set, and I started production of the prints in June of 2018.
The box and all materials used are acid free for long term storage. Each photo is printed using pigment inks on a hand-trimmed 8x10" sheet of Hahnemühle Photo Rag Baryta paper with a thin white border. The box can be displayed on a bookshelf, on a coffee table, or individual photos can be framed if you wish. It's all up to you.
My 2018 Box Set contains a total of 12 photos, representing my best work from 2018.
Each box set includes a title page that is individually signed and numbered, as well as three information sheets printed on vellum. Each photo is initialed and numbered on the back as part of the series. The portfolio box set is wrapped in a hand-glued sleeve that is printed on Hahnemühle German Etching paper.
Thank you as always for your interest in my work. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me. This is something that I'm very proud of, and I think you'll love it too! Thank you for the support everyone!
Before The Storm
Layers & Light
Leaves & Frost
A Love Story
A Will to Survive
A Quiet Moment
Passage of Time
Box Set 1 - 50: $129
Box Set 51 - 100: $139
Box Set 101 - 150: $149
Box Set 151 - 200: $159
UPDATE: As of writing this (Feb 6), 135 box sets of the edition of 200 have sold. With the backlog of preorders out of the way, I am now able to ship box set orders as they are ordered.
What customers said about my 2018 Box Set
“I received my boxed set of prints a few days ago and I wanted to let you know that I was thoroughly impressed. The quality of the actual box, the sleeve that wraps the box, the descriptive notes and the hand written thank you note demonstrates your incredible attention to detail. There is something special about holding the actual prints in my hand while watching the videos you made while taking those photographs. It inspires me to go out and take more photographs.”
Larry L. | Iowa
"I just received your 2018 portfolio box and greatly enjoyed studying the compositions...wow, just gorgeous! I appreciate fine quality and your work, and the portfolio presentation, are simply top notch in my book. I have followed your photography for a few years now and I always look forward to your video journals, and of course the reveals of your masterfully composed images. I know I will keep returning to this box set for inspiration. I wish I had not missed the 2017 box...but will anticipate the one for 2019. Keep up the great work!"
Slavomir & Heather | Washington
“I made sure to buy the 2018 [Box Set] as soon as they were released back in August. I waited in eager anticipation until it finally arrived in late November and was truly blown away with the quality. Truth-be-told, I didn’t want to open it for a while – the box itself is just that nice to look at and present, say, on a book shelf. Alas, I did end up opening it and was further blown away by the quality.
The first item I noticed was an envelope with my name written on it; inside was a handwritten note with a personalized “thank-you” message. It is truly amazing just how good such a small thing can make you feel. Diving further into the box you’ll find the prints, encased within a protective, clear bag. This year’s set includes 12 photos from 3 trips. Before each set of prints is a semi-transparent sheet of paper which provides not only the titles and technical details but also a handwritten artist statement (summary?) of Ben’s feelings of the images and trip.
The prints themselves…well they’re just absolutely stunning. It is one thing to watch the photographs pop up on the screen while watching Ben’s videos or scrolling through social media, but to hold them and especially to frame and hang them is totally different. You get so much more of a personal, emotional connection to them. You can almost feel yourself getting lost in the scenery, feeling what Ben himself felt while exposing that image.
Ben – you have truly outdone yourself with this. The massive amount of time you have spent personalizing each and every one of these box sets and meticulously putting them together shows itself in the breathtaking quality and beauty. I excitedly look forward to the 2019 box set and can only expect the absolute best of it.
To those reading this – do yourself a favor and get one before they run out. You won’t regret it.”
Cody S. | Pennsylvania
“I’m sitting here, coffee in hand, admiring Ben Horne’s latest portfolio collection. I thought for sure my favorite this year would have been from his Zion Day 1 video, “A Quiet Moment,” but I was wrong. This year it’s “A Love Story.” Two trees, one bleached and stripped bare, accepting the enduring embrace of another, whose denuded branches offer needed, lasting support. As he often says in his videos Ben likes an image that tells a story, this one will be telling its story for years to come. It's a beautiful image; graceful in its composition; indelible”