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Interview With David Breen of Triplekite Publishing

A New Publishing Venture

Tim Parkin

Tim Parkin

Amateur Photographer who plays with big cameras and film when in between digital photographs.

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We have recently seen the release of an inaugural book from large format photographer Dav Thomas - "With Trees" reviewed elsewhere in this issue. Dav is a friend of On Landscape, having written a few articles in the past, and also a friend of the editor, Tim Parkin. Dav mentions that he was cajoled into the book by the twitter community and credits David Breen, his publisher, as being the enabler of the book and Director of Triplekite Publishing.

We had a chat with David Breen and asked him a few questions about the project and future plans. We've included a few pictures from the first print run of Dav's book at the Gutenberg press in Malta.

Where has Triplekite Publishing come from and why was the business created?

Triplekite is a business I started a few years ago when I left my employment with Virgin. It was set up predominantly to deliver corporate development consultancy, which may seem to be a long way from book publishing. I would probably put down the venturing into book publishing to firstly, my collecting of "photo books" and secondly, as a reaction to the quality of some of the things I was buying. And probably in true Virgin style I had a moment when I thought to myself, I should just publish books then. That way I can diversify my business attentions a little and bring into reality the kinds of books I most enjoy at the quality I want them. Triplekite Publishing is therefore a fledgling business which is planned to sit alongside my core business.

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  • Beyond Words

    Having met David properly for the first time last week, after many online and phone conversations, I can only vouch for his commitment, enthusiasm and good instincts. Dav’s book is a beauty and, if they keep up this standard, Triplekite will make a significant contribution to Britain’s photographic publishing landscape.

    • breenster

      Neil, that is very gracious of you to say. Thank you, you have played no small part in my education in all things photo book

  • Great interview, very interesting. “With Trees” is a fantastic book and a fantastic achievement and you and Dav are right to be proud of it. It’s a bit special. I followed the progress of the book intently, it was an interesting and engaging journey which many of us on twitter felt part of. Totally agree with what Neil says above, all of those qualities shine through in the final product and its making.

    Great work, well done!

  • Simon Miles

    Well, I bought With Trees on the strength of what I saw here and I have to say the print and production quality are really exceptional. I look forward to future productions with interest

    • breenster

      Thank you for your kind words Simon, we have one new book in production and another two as yet unannounced

  • Sean Lewis

    The print quality of this book is exceptional, really brings the images to life! I look forward to seeing more, good luck for the future.
    Sean

    • breenster

      Thank you Sean, we have one new book in production and another two as yet unannounced.

      the current title is available for more information and a special thank you for pre order online here

      http://www.seafeverbook.co.uk

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