"Art Knife Invitational Portfolio"
Author Francesco Pachì
Photography Francesco Pachì
History text by Steve Shackleford
Printed in October 2019
Presentation Photo Book sizes cm. 25 x 35
72 pages printed in high quality metallic paper
Premium leather cover with insert in acrylic glass
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In recent years I have had the privilege of being invited to San Diego
to take pictures of what I believe to be the most important
knife show in the world: the Art Knife Invitational.
I was lucky enough to shoot photos and make books for a large number of knifemakers
and collectors, and working for the AKI and its history of cutlery is a challenge
that I have always accepted with great enthusiasm.
After all these years I felt the need to assemble in a portfolio some of the photos
I took in San Diego for the last four editions of the Art Knife Invitational,
photos which conveyed my strong emotions more than others.
Like all my digital books, I wanted it to be printed in very few copies where
the first word was “Quality”: the photographic recording, the computer processing,
the print on the best high-grade presentation paper, the details of the leather binding.
In short, to create a book that became an object to collect
at the same level of the marvelous masterpieces that it contains
in order to highlight their absolute beauty.