Book captures evocative pictures of the land
Ten years after his internationally acclaimed photo art collection-turned-coffee table book, Pieces of Jamaica: The Real Rock Edition, renowned photographer David I. Muir is planning a second volume.
Pieces of Jamaica volume two will be published by Island Syndicate, which Muir runs with his business partner, Calibe Thompson. Select featured images from the 2022 edition of Pieces of Jamaica will also be available in paper and canvas prints and on commemorative memorabilia like notebooks, apparel and backpacks.
Fans who are interested in the project can join a mailing list for updates and learn more about the book, merchandise, upcoming events and sponsorship opportunities at piecesofjamaica.com.
The 2022 edition of Pieces of Jamaica commemorates Jamaica’s 60th anniversary of independence and, Muir promised, will offer a stunning depiction of Jamaican culture, not typically published or celebrated, in a visual narrative of Jamaica’s beauty.
Collaboration with Sean Henry
The book and associated products will be available for pre-order in April at piecesofjamaica.com with distribution beginning in the summer.
Photographer and fine artist Sean Henry has joined Muir to capture evocative pictures of Jamaica.
Henry will contribute photos as well as fine art pieces to the printed collection.
He is best known for his lifelike illustrations of Jamaican scenery, culture and portraits in watercolor, pastel, ink, charcoal and mixed media.
Both recently completed a project to capture visitor-oriented images for Jamaica Tourist Board campaigns.
The new photo art collection is meant to satisfy the appetites of Jamaicans in the diaspora, fans of the island and residents who revere their home.
In Pieces of Jamaica, more than 150 pages of new images will tell a story of the island, her culture, people, landscapes, traditions and more.
The book will showcase both familiar and little-known areas that beckon readers abroad to visit and encourage those on the island to explore. Throughout the book, national prose, quotes from Jamaican thought-leaders and influencers, as well as the artists’ own words will be featured.
Profile of Muir and Henry
Muir is an entrepreneur and community leader whose special love for candid, cultural and lifestyle photography is a signature component of his art collections. His photographs have been displayed in exhibitions at home and abroad.
In addition, he is an in-demand commercial photographer working from his base in South Florida.
As president of Island Syndicate, a multiple-award winning publishing company dedicated to storytelling excellence, Muir is poised to create the quintessential Jamaican photo collection.
Henry is best known for his lifelike illustrations of Jamaican scenery, culture and portraits in watercolour, pastel, ink, charcoal and mixed media.
A graduate of the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts, he founded screen printing and graphics house IYA Limited, which he has operated since 1988.