MyPublisher x Aran Goyoaga – Giveaway

Our friends at MyPublisher make really cool albums and books with your photos.

Their Premium Albums are built with beautifully curated materials and have an array of detailed options that elevate beyond the average printed album/book. From leather options to page thickness and everything in between, you get to choose all the details.

These Premium Albums are top of the line quality and have a super professional esthetic while the ease of the layout process allows photographers of any level to create these masterpieces. Simply upload your photos and they design it taking into account your personal style preferences. Approve the design or request revisions then they’ll handcraft and ship you beautiful new album. Easy!

To give you an idea of just how cool these Premium Albums are, we teamed up with award-winning food writer, stylist and photographer Aran Goyoaga and asked her to create one using her beautiful photos and MyPublishers amazing design service. Here is what they came up with!

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Aran’s beautiful album is a limited edition. There are only two in existence. Aran gets to keep one and we are going to give the other away to one of you lucky Yodelers!

To win this one-of-a-kind masterpiece from Aran simply sign up for MyPublishers newsletter in the widget below. If you want there are a few ways to get additional entries through the widget as well. We will choose a lucky winner on June 9th, 2015. Good luck everyone! (retail value of $700)

After you enter the giveaway don’t miss Aran’s interview below.

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Name: Aran Goyoaga

Occupation? Author, food stylist and photographer

Preoccupation? Curiosity

Can you tell us something about you that most people don’t know? I constantly twirl my hair between my fingers and I think I might have outgrown an ice cream addiction.

What is your favorite thing about photography? The juxtaposition of movement and stillness and light and shadows. I see everything in frames.

Can you offer a few pieces of advice to aspiring photographers? To look for inspiration beyond the type of photography you do is probably the most important thing. Always carry a camera and train your eye to see things beyond the obviously beautiful, which is also the hardest thing.

What is the theme of your MyPublisher album made for this project? Northern Picnics, which is a compilation of food gatherings and picnics I have had in Iceland, Sweden and the PNW.

Why did you choose that theme? Picnics and impromptu outdoor gatherings are a big part of my life – have always been since I was a child. It reminds me of rainy days at my grandparents’ farm in the basque Country and sitting on their stoop with sandwiches and fresh figs from their fig tree. Just something about eating outside in the element and also being unfussy about it. In the Iceland picnic we had, we brought a gas stove, carried big pots and pans. We went all out. In Sweden it was different. We had both urban picnics and also country ones with foraged greens. The picnic in Seattle was all about crab.

What was the experience like working with MyPublisher to create your beautiful Premium Album? It was very seamless and quick. Also lots of customizable features.

What is your reaction to seeing your photography in a book format as opposed to online? It is always so much better to see photos printed as they take on another dimension of color, contrast and brilliance too.

What was your impression of the premium photo album MyPublisher produced for you? I liked how the images shine without the paper being too shiny. Also, the pages are made of thick stock and a great leather cover and binding. Definitely a keepsake.




Aran Goyoaga


Seattle, WA

Can you sum up Seattle?

The perfect balance of urban and massive nature.

Can you sum up the people of Seattle?

Unfussy, intellectual, looking for experience rather than accumulative matter, reserved and kind, lovers of potlucks.

Best place to eat?

So hard to decide because there are so many… The London Plane, The Fat Hen, Oddfellows, Sitka & Spruce, Delancey, Honore, Mamnoon, Ba Bar and many more!

Best place to drink?

Essex for the night and Milstead for the day.

Tips for the visitor?

Eat through the city, go see a show at night, hike the Discovery Park trail, have a picnic and watch the sunset at Golden Gardens.