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This is a limited edition run of photo books and prints based on a series of double exposures of New York + London.

UPDATE: Thank you so much for your support! New York + London reached 100% funding in less than three days! I've added two new rewards, and set a secondary "stretch" goal — if the project reaches $18,000 in funding, every reward-level backer will receive an extra surprise gift.

Hello! My name is Daniella and this is my Kickstarter project. Thank you for stopping by!

The Project:

When I moved from New York City to London late last year, I decided to create a series of double exposures. These images are a love letter to two beautiful cities — a personal map of their streets and their skylines. 

All of the photos were taken with my iPhone 4S and gently edited with smartphone apps. There are 100 New York + London images in total — covering the South Bronx to the Far Rockaways in New York, and Whitechapel to Hammersmith in London.

Each pair of images is selected based on negative space, color, and contrast. Together, they create imaginary landscapes, like the ones we form when we think of home. For every New York + London you see, I rejected a dozen versions that didn't feel quite right. 

The iPhone was my camera of choice because I've grown to love the informal nature of smartphone photography. The bulky digital camera I use for newspaper and magazine assignments demands a level of focus and deliberation that can be restrictive, but my phone frees me from those constraints. With it, I'm able to spontaneously experiment and use editing techniques that would be out of place in photojournalism. 

The Rewards:

This Kickstarter's primary goal is to fund the first edition of a photo book for New York + London. The books, available in three sizes (5.5" square softcover, 8.5" square softcover, and 8.5" square hardcover), will be printed by a lovely company based in Colorado called Artifact Uprising. The pages are manufactured from 100% post-consumer waste and wind energy.

The prints and postcards will be digitally printed at professional labs in London.

You can see the first 70 New York + London images on Instagram & on Flickr.

About Daniella:

Daniella (b. 1986) is an award-winning photojournalist whose work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, the New York Daily News, Sports Illustrated, and Vanity Fair. Her photographs have appeared in exhibits throughout New York City and are part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. She graduated from Columbia University in 2009 with a degree in architecture. You can find her on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

Important Notes:

  • For residents of the UK and Canada, you DO NOT need to pay extra shipping charges for international delivery.
  • For many of the rewards, you will have the ability to choose which images you'd like for prints/postcards, or leave the selection up to me. Due to resolution constraints, the 16"x20" and 20"x30" prints will be selected from a smaller range of images.

And finally, thanks to Sergi Boal for the music used in the video.

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Luckily, almost all of the creative work for New York + London is complete. The only foreseeable delays would be in the printing/shipping process.

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  • Yes! If you'd like to stack rewards, pledge the total amount and send me a message through Kickstarter specifying which combination you'd like. Please note that you may include only one limited edition reward per order, and please select the limited edition reward during payment.

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