Melrakki Limited Edition Book Sold Out

Melrakki Limited Edition is now Sold Out. My sincere thanks to all of you who purchased a copy of this book that documented my time photographing Arctic Fox across three years in winter in the north of Iceland. As this book was limited edition it will no longer be available in this hardcover form. However, calendars for the coming 2018 year of the Melrakki project are now available  for sale on my website and there may be a future open edition soft cover book of the project.

Melrakki Book Wins Gold at the Australian National Print Awards

Last night I received some very exciting news that my book Melrakki on the Icelandic Arctic Fox has just won multiple Gold Awards at the Australian National Print Awards. Melrakki took out the Gold Award with High Commendation for excellence in print and the Gold Award for Limited Edition Books. The entry edition for the Australian Print Awards was produced by Nulab in Melbourne after extensive consultation on specialised custom finishes to ensure an absolute no compromise deluxe limited edition with the highest possible quality and finish. The final edition includes a hand bevelled glass cover, with leather spine with deluxe lay-flat album pages. Each page in the album represents the pinnacle of digital printing and matches the subtleties and nuances of the original fine-art inkjet prints.I want to thank Michael Warshall and his amazing team at Nulab for all of their efforts in the production of this super deluxe limited edition. Originally produced as a single one off edition just for these awards we have decided to make this super deluxe limited edition available for sale in the limited quantity of just five (5) copies (the first edition is already sold). The remaining four will be made available for sale on my website over the coming weeks. Each of these four editions will be hand signed, numbered and include a 20″ x 30″ fine art print from the book printed on Moab Somerset Museum Rag. Each edition comes in a presentation box. For existing owners of the Limited Edition there will be an upgrade offer to upgrade your copy to this new edition if you so desire. The remaining four editions will be sold on a first come, first served basis.

Melrakki Arctic Fox 2018 Calendars Now Available

After many requests for a calendar for the Melrakki project (recently reviewed on the Luminous Landscape) I am extremely pleased to announce that calendars are now available for order directly from my website at www.jhoko.com for the coming 2018 year. Printed in Australia by the Nulab Group the calendars measure 42xm x 30cm closed and 84cm x 30cm open and are spiral bound. The calendars are printed on the highest quality stock with a gloss laminate using the HP Indego printer process. The front cover includes an Arctic Fox logo cut out reveal and each month includes one photograph from the project as well as select project notes from the Limited Edition book. The Melrakki calendar is now available to order for $80 plus postage and handling.

Luminous Landscape Website Reviews Melrakki Limited Edition Book

The Luminous Landscape Website has just published a review of my new book on the Arctic Fox ‘Melrakki‘. Read the Review.

Melrakki is just such a project.  The name is Icelandic for Arctic fox.  The beauty in the name Melrakki shines through this beautiful book, illustrating the harsh life of the Arctic fox in the winter.  There is no harsher place in the winter than Iceland, nor is there a place more beautiful in the winter than Iceland.  This book project took Josh three years to complete.  Over those three years, I got to peek at some of the images that he captured, as well as hear some of his stories about what it took to accomplish those images.  Trust me, it takes a hearty soul to sit in a hole dug from the snow and wait in blinding blizzards to capture this elusive creature. 

What I enjoyed most about Josh’s book is not only the fabulous photography but also the story that he weaves throughout the book about what it took to capture these images.  At times, you feel like you are there next to him as he captures these images.  A number of these images will send chills through you, not only because of the implied cold and harshness of the environment but because they are so well captured and technically perfect. 

The culmination of three years of winter photography in the extreme north-west of Iceland, Melrakki is available now for pre-order exclusively as a Limited Edition hard bound fine-art book. Limited to just 100 copies, each edition is hand numbered and signed and includes an original 11″ x 09″ inch fine-art pigment on paper print.

With foreword by pre-eminent scientist and Arctic fox expert Dr. Ester Rut Unnsteinsdóttir, Melrakki includes over fifty photographs and field notes from the three years spent photographing this remarkable predator in the extreme north-west of Iceland.

Melrakki Limited Edition is printed using the highest possible quality Canon Dreamlabo inkjet printer system and is printed on beautiful 250gsm High Definition Lustre paper that fully captures all of the incredible colour and tones of the original photographs. The Canon Dreamlabo represents the current state of the art in book printing and was chosen for this project after extensive testing and proofing as it yielded the highest quality that most closely resembles the original fine-art pigment on paper prints. I am extremely proud to stand behind the print quality in this Limited Edition book.

The included fine-art pigment-on-paper print is printed on Moab Somerset Museum Rag 300gsm paper and is hand signed.

Melrakki Limited Edition is $245 AUD plus shipping and can be ordered online exclusively through my websiteHERE.

I hope that you enjoy the photographs, insights and field notes from this project into the frozen world of Melrakki – the Arctic fox.

Photographs and Text by Joshua Holko

Approximate Dimensions: 22cm x 30 cm

96 pages (over 50 photographs + field notes)
The photo book & the print are together in a protective cloth sleeve

ISBN: 978-0-646-95781-4Cover

Melrakki Book – Customer Feedback

Last week my book project on the Arctic Fox ‘Melrakki‘ began shipping out to all those who had pre-ordered a copy of the limited edition release. The culmination of three years of winter photography in the extreme north-west of Iceland, Melrakki is available exclusively as a Limited Edition hard bound fine-art book. Limited to just 100 copies, each edition is hand numbered and signed and includes an original 11″ x 09″ inch fine-art pigment on paper print. The feedback I have received to date from all those who have received their copy so far has been overwhelming and extremely flattering – thank you.

Josh, The book is a masterwork, it is truly beautiful. I am very pleased a bought a copy. It has exceeded my expectations. – Robert

Yesterday I received my gorgeous book – it is simply stunning. Thank you. I love it. -Brian

The book and your imagery is absolutely stunning.  I have had a quick look through this morning but can’t wait to really take the time to look through it properly. Also, thank you for the ‘Arxtic Fox’ print – it is amazingly beautiful. – ClaraCoverWith foreword by pre-eminent scientist and Arctic fox expert Dr. Ester Rut Unnsteinsdóttir, Melrakki includes over fifty photographs and field notes from the three years spent photographing this remarkable predator in the extreme north-west of Iceland.

Melrakki Limited Edition is printed using the highest possible quality Canon Dreamlabo inkjet printer system and is printed on beautiful 250gsm High Definition Lustre paper that fully captures all of the incredible colour and tones of the original photographs. The Canon Dreamlabo represents the current state of the art in book printing and was chosen for this project after extensive testing and proofing as it yielded the highest quality that most closely resembles the original fine-art pigment on paper prints. I am extremely proud to stand behind the print quality in this Limited Edition book.

The included fine-art pigment-on-paper print is printed on Moab Somerset Museum Rag 300gsm paper and is hand signed.

Melrakki Limited Edition is $245 AUD plus shipping and can be ordered online exclusively through my website HERE. There are only very limited numbers remaining before it will be sold out.