Maria Inc. contributes to the creation of engaged publications and facilitates their production process. To this end, we offer productive support from book conceptualisation, editing and design through to promotion and distribution.
As a publishing and graphics studio, Maria Inc. provides the following services:
Photo Editing & Conceptualisation
At Maria Inc. we understand that during the process of a long-term project, photographers can experience loneliness and face challenges in telling their stories, working with their images.
Some stories are more difficult to tell than others, and at times, it may be necessary to have an outside, compassionate and queer vision to bring your work to life meaningfully.
That’s why we offer a comprehensive photo editing service that goes beyond technical image editing. We work closely with you to find the right storytelling. We immerse ourselves in your project, digging deep into the editing and sequencing, and look for the right rhythm along with strong narrative elements.
Our goal is to turn your series of photographs into a captivating story that resonates with your artistic vision and values. In addition, we assist in the editorial development of the critical approach to achieve a well-grounded, authentic and coherent position.
We’d love to hear your story, and we want to hear from you!
We believe that a good design can revolutionise a photobook: a balanced design that respects and enhances the author’s voice and the essence of the project.
That’s why, in conjunction with our editing service, we offer the opportunity to design your book with the overall vision of the project in mind. We work to find a powerful concept and a functional form that also fits your budget.
During the design process, we work especially with references coming from the authors themselves so that the book can reflect their personality.
In addition, we make sure to maintain a visual coherence that complements the content and does not repeat hegemonic or stereotypical visual codes.
Our design service includes:
– Review of initial material and references,
– Cover design,
– Layout, composition and font design,
– Optimisation for printing with preparation of final files.
The mock-up, also known as the “dummy”, represents the book in the process of gestation. It is a crucial stage in a photobook publishing project, where every detail counts. With the support of professionals with a careful and sensitive eye, you can improve the sequencing of your images, identify narrative elements that may be missing, and explore various design, binding and material options.
At Maria Inc. we are happy to share our experience and creativity with you to propel your project to success. That’s why we offer dummy reviews that can be conducted in person by appointment in Barcelona and London, or virtually.
Proofreading & Translation
We understand the importance of accuracy, consistency and linguistic quality in every editorial project. We offer a complete proofreading and translation service in Spanish, French, English or any combination of these languages.
For proofreading, we will work on:
– Correction of grammatical, spelling and punctuation errors.
– Improvement of the coherence and structure of the text.
– Clarity and fluency in writing.
We provide translations that are accurate and faithful to the original language.
Our translation services cover:
– Translation from French into Spanish and vice versa.
– Translation from English into Spanish and vice versa.
Do you need specific and personalised support at some stage of your project, including some aspects mentioned in our services? Contact us here and we will be happy to explore the best way to support your project!
Have you self-published a book, are you a photographer or a non-binary artist? Join the catalogue of the Maria Inc. online shop! We will also carry your book on our table during the fairs. Contact us here to know our conditions.
Request a quote for one of our services here. We want to be there for you!