Jared Leto Speaks On New Photo Book “Notes From The Outernet”



Jared Leto, of 30 Seconds to Mars fame, has recently dabbled in publishing, creating a printed entity that brings forward the notion of “the life we all live offline.” He just launched Notes From The Outernet Version 2 – the follow up to his first printed book that feature photos throughout his travels. Here, he tells us about the editing process, teaming up with NASA, and how along the way, he’s managing to make his dreams a reality.

Life+Times: What was the initial idea behind this book? Why did you want to publish a series of your images?
Jared Leto
: I published this series to have a tangible record of my experiences around the world that I could share with friends and other people that have interest. When you take digital content and transform it to a physical object, it creates a more meaningful and valuable artifact. That, and I love books and design.

L+T: What’s behind the name of your photobook? In your opinion, what does “outernet” refer to?
: It refers to the life we all live offline. We spend so much time in front of devices; the book deals mostly with the experiences away from our digital selves.

L+T: What was the response from Version 1? What do you want people to take away from Version 2?
: The response was phenomenal and sold out very quickly. Notes 2 is an evolution, both in content and design. It’s really beautiful – both books have a unique dimension. But Notes 2 has over 800 photos and over 300 never before released pictures. It’s a big thick book – like War & Peace of photobooks.

L+T: The signed edition is limited to 500 copies. How can people get their hands on these?
: They are available HERE but may be sold out already. And thanks to whoever helped make that happen.

L+T: What can we expect from Version 2? What are some people, places, and things that were captured in your photos?
: I think what’s unique is that it’s very personal and many private moments are shared.

L+T: I’m curious about the editing and selection process that went into putting this together? Was this something you did on your own? Did anything get left on the cutting room floor that you had a hard time omitting from the final package?
: It’s a very very time consuming process to put the book together – especially when dealing with so many photos. I have a great team who helps bring the vision to life. God is in the details so there are always many many revisions until I feel it’s right.

L+T: What else are you working on these days?
: We just launched our first single from space a few days ago for starters. Literally. We partnered with NASA, shot our music up in a SpaceX rocket to the International Space Station and made a dream come true. There’s a new video coming very soon….and album as well, then back on tour. But, most importantly, I’m helping to make my dreams a reality.

  • http://twitter.com/KatScorned123 katherine johnson

    this is . . :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/amanis.olmos Amanis Olmos

    this especially, is encoded on the hard drive of my brain system, really take my breath away, Jared Joseph Leto meow

  • Anonymous

    Great questions and very insightful answers as always,Wow notes from the outernet volume 2 is huge and of course the best quality like everything Jared produces individually and MARS produces collectively.

  • http://twitter.com/StarNoctis ♪♪Sylvie

    Wish I had this book with all my heart but the Italian customs would make me pay an extra fee of 50 Euros AT LEAST! This is the real problem for me! :( (

  • http://twitter.com/hbraica Haydée Braica

    It convinced me I’m going to buy :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/donna.barrows1 Donna Nota-Barrows

    Ordered mine cannot wait to get it!

  • Anonymous

    He was a visionary of MARS.

  • http://twitter.com/OAmanis Amanis Olmos O Fold

    you are so dedicated and disciplined in everything you do, do not doubt that this book chronicling your life experiences, excellence shines, thanks for being there opening your heart and your life, so feel the heat in you inhabit. <3

  • http://twitter.com/SissyRED_ANGEL △ SissyDJonhs △

    Don´t is only one book, Is see through the eyes of someone who has a vision about what do, about the world what the surrounds.

    Who don´t be curious about the memories of Jared Leto?

  • http://twitter.com/draganamihajlo4 dragana mihajlovic

    excellent book, everything is in the book, the real art and design, but I have to mention NASA, genius idea, all s well designed for us-dreams come true

  • Fionna

    I think it isn’t only a book. You open your heart for them who would know and show them your life outside the stage. Amazing!
    I would like to have it..!

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