Coal-Zinc-Lead (Concept)

Derrick Lin


Designed by Matteo Giuseppe Pani
Country: Italy

Coal, Zinc and Lead are 3 different materials that you can find in nature. They are also the name I gave to a photography book that I made from scratch. Starting from its layout, passing through the style I chose for it and ending with the photographs that I took and lastly selected for the collection.

Coal, Zinc and Lead were extracted in Sardinia since the beginning of the 20th century. Although, 2000 years ago The Romans already knew about mines for the extraction of some minerals.

Although, Sardinia even now has problems concerning mines which are closing, I personally believe it is a beautiful land with hundreds of colors which belong to nature, traditional costumes and rugs. Therefore, I decided to create a book cover which was brighter and more positive in contrast with the inside of the book.