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Cut and Paste - downloadable e-book featuring the work of Ab Hoving

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17 minutes ago, Ab Hoving said:

This is not a book that is officially on the market. My son and I made it just for fun. 

We hope you like it too.


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Thank you for sharing this; your "father & son" team creates stunning, superb art. Emiel's painting is extraordinary, a Master of marine depictions. I'm certain that many MSW members will appreciate viewing your "book"!

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6 hours ago, Ab Hoving said:

On behalf of my son and myself: thank you all for your kind words and the likes. It keeps a man alife.

Perhaps we should have published it after all. 🙂

Mr Hoving, I respectfully believe you should offer your unique creative efforts as a limited edition booklet. Small runs of high-quality printing can be produced by a number of vendors who specialize in these publications. Publishing your work as a hardcover, tangible physical asset would likely not be the most profitable venture, but something tells me this wouldn't be the primary motivation by yourself or your son. I'm also reasonably confident there is also a small market outside of this unique forum that would be interested in acquiring a physical copy of your creative works were it available. Please give my suggestion some further thought.

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There you go, praise indeed.


Along with your models, your little book project are testaments to be proud of.


No doubt our appreciation and encouragement could persuade you to develop and expand the book; it would be a sad state of affairs if you don't go ahead and produce hard copies.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

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Hello Hollowneck and Shipman,

Thank you for your generous advice. As a matter of facts we did order a few dozens of hard copies of the booklet, just to serve as presents for family and friends. People order such one time books at companies to see their holiday pictures in print.


Does that mean we will put it on the market after all? No, the printing costs are relatively high and will at least be doubled  by postage and packing. Even if there is no fee for the makers, it still is too expensive for an occasional purchase and it will bring a lot of work for us. We can spend our time in a more useful way.

So we publish it online and hope people enjoy it as much as we did making it.


We even go further than that. We have sent people the digital file of the picture of their choice and many have printed them on perspex to hang on their walls. Here is one in my own house:


Thank you all for your positive feedback!

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I am simply stunned at your wonderful work and generous gift to the MSW community.  I would love to have one of your images printed and framed in my home on the Outer Banks of North Carolina!  Knowing where they came from, and that they are a father son collaboration just makes it all very special, which is like a bonus beyond belief considering the talent that served as the raw material!  Thank you thank you thank you for sharing.

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