Josie Iselin is a photographer who has foregone the tradition of the camera and uses a flatbed scanner exclusively to generate her stunning imagery. Iselin will present an illustrated talk with images from her newest book, “Beach: A Book of Treasure,” Tuesday, June 28 at 6:30 p.m. at the downtown Camden Public Library.

Sherman’s Books will have copies of her books on hand for signing. Iselin’s photographs will go on display Friday, June 24 at Rockland’s Archipelago Gallery in Rockland in an exhibition that will run through Aug. 19.

Iselin, who holds degrees from Harvard and San Francisco State universities, began her art career in the field of photography and installation art, exhibiting throughout the Bay Area and teaching at the California College of Arts and Crafts. She is the author of five books and currently is working on another in her San Francisco studio, Loving Blind Productions. For more information about her work, visit

Iselin has used her flatbed scanner and computer to generate her imagery for almost 15 years and is still captivated by the fluidity with which this technique allows her to render and design with three-dimensional objects. Each book is built within the computer, in essence as a piece of sculpture. As a writer and designer as well as photographer, Iselin can be considered the ultimate craftsperson in her task as bookmaker.

“Beach: A Book” is a celebration of what one finds at the beach. In her writing, Iselin emphasizes ways to think about the ocean environment to be a better steward of it, infusing personal, aesthetic and historical anecdote into the science.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by email to