I thought about Raymond Meeks as one photographer who has been experimenting with the book form for quite sometime now. This was actually triggered by reading several conversations across the blogsphere about the future of photo books. I just wanted to point him out as I thought he was doing something unique and unconventional. Also, here is an interview with Darius Himes about his creative process.
I first saw Raymond Meeks’ work published in several Communication Arts’ Photography Annuals in the late 1990s. Then he disappeared for a few years. I couldn't find anything about him on the web. He then resurfaced and has successfully transformed himself from a commercial photographer to a fine artist living in Montana with his family. His first book The Sounds of Summer Running, is now out of print. He just released his second book also from Nazraeli Press entitled A Clearing. Be sure to checkout his unique artist books here.