The photographs in this book are deliberately arranged by tonal narrative, not geography. You may see an image of boat captains drinking vodka during a storm in the Russian Far East beside an image of a sinking cemetery from the Marshall Islands. This causes the compartmentalisation of ‘region’ and ‘territory’ to disappear and highlights the understanding that climate change is global. No matter where you are, you can and will likely be affected. Images are a universal language and so the photographs themselves lead the narrative. Journalistic captions can be found at the end of the book.
Sokhin’s journey include Alaska (USA), Kamchatka and Commander Islands (Russia), Northern Mariana Islands, Guam (USA), Palau, Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Kiribati, Tuvalu, Timor-Leste, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Fiji, Samoa, Tokelau (New Zealand), and Niue.
Vlad Sokhin’s superb book Warm Waters, the outcome of years and years of hard work, is on purpose only produced as an eBook. It has much less impact on the environment than a printed book: no printing, no binding, no paper, no transport! It is thus also much cheaper to buy than our top quality printed books are. In doing so we hope to reach a bigger audience. The extremely important subject of the book needs to be seen all over the world by the biggest audience possible. We hope this goal will be reached. It is a completely new strategy for us, being a high end, niche market art book publishing house.