A book of images exploring history and cultural identity through the lens of nostalgia.
I am raising this money in order to fund a photographic exploration and print the resulting images as a book. Although travel is a necessary component of this project, this is not to be a book of travel photography. It is intended to be a visual essay of a personal exploration of our history and cultural identity, seen through the lens of mystery and nostalgia.
The story of European history can be seen as a microcosm of humanity and all of its triumphs and failures. My subject matter is the living museum of the streets and interior spaces of Old Europe, photographed not with the intention of depiction but rather the conveyance of a mood. The images are to be presented to the viewer as subjective captures of the beauty, mysteriousness, and transcendence of our collective memory and identity. Although they will ostensibly be pictures based on interpretation of European history, these images are intended to speak to the greater human issues of religion, isolation, identity, and cultural tradition.
I need a little money to supplement funds I already have to cover some travel expenses and to help get the images into a published book. I travel cheaply, using frequent-flyer discount tickets and staying in hostels, and I intend to publish the book as cheaply as possible, without sacrificing quality, so rest assured your contributions won't be wasted on expensive hotels, etc.
In return, I am offering backers signed copies of the finished book and signed archival-quality pigment ink prints from the images in the book.
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Signed copy of the printed book, plus 5 signed archival pigment prints, 8x10, of random images from the book, suitable for framing.Estimated delivery:
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