Exploring autumn in the Rocky Mountains through photographic meditations ... images that look beyond the superficial glimpse.
In a hurry? Pre-order the book ... pledge $50 or more. (Retail will be at least $59.95.)
"Autumn" is a signed and numbered photography book that will be produced in a limited edition of 500 copies. The book will be the quintessential expression of my photographic efforts to date, and will explore one of my favorite subjects in recent years—the story of autumn in the Rocky Mountains. The viewer will be taken on a visual journey that not only pays tribute the visual boldness of the season, but also explores lesser known moments of found beauty ... all through moments and meditations that reveal the magic of a dying season.
The book will also serve as a dedication to those who have realized a certain level of inspiration from my work over the years—especially those who have asked for something to put on their coffee tables.
The editing of photos, the writing, the book design and the selection of printing finishes are well under way. I have selected a printer who is known for fine art publications. The only piece of the puzzle missing is complete funding. To compliment the "do-it-yourself" nature of my effort, I am asking for funds to a) enable production, and b) to help shape the final presentation of the book—which will be finalized upon completion of this funding drive.
At minimum, I will produce an elegant, softcover edition featuring refined printing and binding—a presentation that will compliment the quality of the featured photographs. However, if the giving exceeds my projected goal, I will redirect the surplus into improving the book (hard cover binding, etc.) ... if the surplus matches my printer's estimated costs.
I believe in my work ... and in this project. My hope is that you will too, after hearing my story. I encourage you to visit my website and learn more about my photography. A link to the actual book photos is provided below. At the very least, I hope you appreciate the unique opportunity to help shape my first book publication. I appreciate giving at any level!
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PHOTOS TO BE FEATURED IN THE BOOK:
LIMITED EDITION PRINT, FOR REWARDS OF $30+:
(Edition size determined by the number of backers)
TECHNICAL SPECS: The book will contain 144 pages (11"x8.5" horizontal format) in a smythe sewn binding. It will be printed CMYK with spot varnish throughout. Pages are 170 gr. with a 300 gr. cover, matte laminated and spot varnished. This edition will be 500 numbered copies.
ESTIMATED PRINT DATE:
Late March 2012 (subject to change, according the printer scheduling)
A few sample spreads ...
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Feb 2, 2012 - Feb 27, 2012 (25 days)
Pledge $10 or more
A downloadable screensaver featuring images from the book. Your name listed on my website as a project supporter (optional).Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
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1 backer Limited (199 of 200 left)
An artist-made, limited edition pigment print on 8.5x11 baryta paper ... made available only to project backers (plus all rewards above). Actual image at bottom of page.Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
Pledge $50 or more
54 backers Limited (346 of 400 left)
USA BACKERS: A copy of the signed and numbered book, shipped (plus all rewards above).Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
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5 backers Limited (45 of 50 left)
INTERNATIONAL BACKERS: A copy of the signed and numbered book, shipped (plus all rewards above).Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
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7 backers Limited (33 of 40 left)
Two copies of the book delivered, and your name printed within the actual book on a designated "acknowledgements" page (plus the featured limited edition print).Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
Pledge $500 or more
3 backers Limited (4 of 7 left)
One of eight available "Deluxe Editions". Includes: a signed, numbered hardbound version of the book in a matching slipcase (plus limited edition print). The book and case are cloth bound, with foil stamping. Edition size: 9 + 1 artist's proof.Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
Pledge $500 or more
Five artist-made prints on 17"x22" paper—pigment prints on fine art paper, made in my own studio. Images your choice. Get them all at once, or collect anytime (plus a signed copy of the book and the featured limited edition print).Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
Pledge $2,000 or more
A one-of-a-kind photo book, featuring a collaborative selection of Jesse Speer photographs. We will build this book together, choosing from any images in my photo collection (up to 100 pages). This custom book will be digitally printed, hard bound and packaged in a custom designed case. A rare opportunity.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012