One of my favorite April photos
I took a while to get this book photographed in this way. I knew I wanted to make a half-joke about how this spring has felt like "The Long Loneliness" but wanted the title of the book to be the focus, not the book itself. I started by photographing just the spine of the book, but that didn't get the effect I wanted, as I have beige/white walls, and I wanted the background to be dark to make the book stand out. I couldn't stand the book on edge as it would result in a weird crop in the editor. I needed something other than the book in the picture as well.
I tried photographing the book cover, but it was too busy and I didn't want to have the author name and picture of the author in my photo. I realized I needed to really consider just the title - it doesn't even need to look like a book. For reference, here's a picture of the book: