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Documenting the landscape, people and culture of Spain in a  photography book with 80 images chosen by YOU.
Documenting the landscape, people and culture of Spain in a photography book with 80 images chosen by YOU.
130 backers pledged €7,212 to help bring this project to life.

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Be Sure to Click on the Video Above. Just a few examples of the kinds of images you'll be able to choose from!

No te olvides de pinchar en el video de la imagen anterior. Lleva varios ejemplos de los tipos de imagenes entre las que podrás elegír!

The Idea (En Español abajo.)

I'm excited to invite everybody to be a part of a different kind of photo book. One where the choice of photos in the book is up to all of you.  

I've spent the last eight years photographing every corner of Spain. I'm a professional travel photographer and my images have appeared in many of the leading publications in the world, but this is different. This has been a labour of love.

Three years ago I started blogging on this project and the support and encouragement I've received have been hugely inspiring. That's why I'd like everybody to be a part of this. Have a look behind the scenes and participate in the editing process of a photo book. Let's do this together!

La Idea

Hola! Estoy muy feliz de invitar a todos a que participéis en mi proyecto, formando parte de un libro de fotografías sobre España de una forma muy original que consiste en que podáis elegir vosotros mismos las fotos, entre las que os voy a ofrecer que os gustaría tener en "vuestro"libro.

Durante los últimos ocho años he dedicado la mayor parte de mi tiempo a fotografíar cada rincón de España. Soy fotógrafo profesional y mis fotografías han aparecido en muchas publicaciones internacionales de prestigio pero esto ha sido diferente. Esto ha sido un trabajo por amor.

Hace tres años que empece con un blog como precursor de este proyecto y el apoyo y ánimo que he recibido por mis seguidores ha sido una tremenda inspiración. Esta es la razón por la que me gustaría que todos pudieseis formar parte del mismo, participando "entre bastidores" en el proceso de edición de un libro de fotografías. ¡Animaros a hacerlo juntos!

How it Works

If the campaign is successfully funded, twice a week I’ll upload a batch of photos onto my website and send you an email to let you know they’re there. Only backers get to see this. Then you pick your favourites. Simple. At the end of the process, I’ll tally the results, and the winning 80 images will go in the book. Everyone’s name will go in the book's credits as a photo editor. (But if you don't feel like choosing any images, not to worry--you'll still get the book!)

For those of you who want a bit more control (and have deep pockets), there's also a second kind of book available. This one will also have 80 images, but the difference is that they will all be chosen by you and you alone. This is a premium-quality, large-scale, hardcover book of around a hundred pages, and it will, of necessity, be one of a kind. That also makes it very expensive to print. But also unique to you, which is very cool. You'll choose all the photos, and your name will go on the cover right beside mine.

If neither of these options appeals to you, there’s also an electronic version of the collaborative book available. It’s still a great way to be part of this experiment, and as a bonus, I'll be including a few things that will only be in the ebook. Check the rewards details for more info.

COMO FUNCIONA

Si la campaña tiene éxito, dos veces por semana colgaré varias fotos en mi página web y os avisaré a vuestro correo electrónico para que sepáis que ya están preparadas. Las fotos solo las pueden ver aquellos que me habéis dado apoyó y asi podréis elegir vuestra imagenes favoritas. Simple. Al final del proceso, haré recuento de las fotos elegidas y las 80 imágenes ganadoras formarán el libro.

Para aquellos que quieran un poco más control, (y los bolsillos más hondos) pueden optar por otro libro. El libro consistirá también e 80 imágenes, pero la diferencia es que TODAS las imágenes serán las que elijas tu y solamente tu. El libro será de óptima calidad con tapas duras y tamaño grande con aproximadamente 100 páginas y naturalmente será ejemplar único que conlleva gastos de impresión más elevados pero el resultado será un libro único. ¡Guay!

Es más, si ninguna de estas dos opciones son de su elección, propongo también un libro en formato electrónico de la primera opción (la colaborativa). También esto es una buena forma de participar en mi proyecto y como incentivo incluiré varias cosas exclusivas para el formato electrónico. Lee los detalles, para más información.

A Sneak Peek into Choosing the Photos

There will be two kinds of choices. One will be choosing an image of the same location. You'll get to choose 1 out of 2 or more images. I'll let you know what you're looking at, which might help in making a decision. 

The other kind of choice will be among images that are basically unrelated.

Here's just one example of choosing an image of the same location. These are the Mallos de Riglos, a conglomerate rock-formation in the foothills of the Pyrenees mountains. They were formed as the uprising Pyrenees caused massive erosion over 20 million years ago. For more examples of other choices, check out the Updates page

UN VISTAZO SOBRE LAS OPCIONES

Habrá dos tipos de opciones. Una será eligiendo una imagen del mismo lugar. Eligieras una de las dos o más imágenes que te enviare. Te diré que es lo que estas mirando para que te ayude a tomar la decisión.

La otra forma será eligiendo entre imágenes que no se relacionan entre sí.

Para ver un ejemplo de como será, pincha este enlace.

Spain By All of Us. España por todos.

I really appreciate all your help, you have no idea. Without you, this wouldn't be possible and I'm very grateful.

If you like my project, please share it with your friends. With a simple click of a button, you could do a lot to make this project happen.

Agradezco mucho vuestro apollo. Sin el, este proyecto no sería posible. Muchísimas gracias, y un saludo a todos.

Mike Randolph

Risks and challenges

I've already eliminated one of the biggest challenges in a project of this kind--I don't have to travel around the country shooting images because I've already done that.

For the collaborative editing, I've already setup and tested a plugin and all systems are go.

Once the selections have been made, I have the equipment, software and experience to get the electronic file to the printer as quickly as possible.

For the custom, single-editor books, the biggest worry is getting each order exactly right, so each supporter gets the exact images they asked for. You can be sure the edit will be checked and double checked by a team of hawk-eyed proofers.

As for the printing itself, I have quotes from four different large, reputable printers with years of experience. For the shipping, I plan to use Shipwire, a logistical and order fulfillment company with locations around the world.

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    Pledge €5 or more About $5

    To recognise your awesome support, I'll send you three of my most popular images to use as a screensaver. Gracias amigo!

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    You're a photo editor! Exclusive access to my online mission control, where you will have the opportunity to edit the photographs and add your voice to this project. Inside the book, you will be listed in the credits as one of the editors because you WILL be one of the editors. Awesome!

    You'll also get a PDF e-book with all of the images that appear in the print book, with results of the voting process, including the images that were not chosen for the print book. Exclusive to the e-book!

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    Pledge €34 or more About $37

    You're a photo editor! Exclusive access to my online mission control, where you will have the opportunity to edit the photographs and add your voice to this project. Inside the book, you will be listed in the credits as one of the editors because you WILL be one of the editors. Awesome!

    Plus, your own copy of the 1st edition of the book itself, a high-quality softcover, eight years in the making, and one that you played a direct role in creating. A great way to remember this unique experience.

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    Pledge €57 or more About $62

    You're a photo editor! Exclusive access to my online mission control, where you will have the opportunity to vote for your favourite photographs and add your voice to this project. Inside the book, you will be listed in the credits as one of the editors because you WILL be one of the editors. Awesome!

    Plus, your own copy of the 1st edition of the book itself, a high-quality HARDCOVER, eight years in the making, and one that you played a direct role in creating. A great way to remember this unique experience. And makes a great Christmas gift, too.

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    Pledge €200 or more About $219

    An exclusive large-format hardcover book, with 80 images of your choice. It's a one-of-a-kind book, edited only by you, and printed with your name on the cover. That is pretty cool.

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    Pledge €680 or more About $745

    The e-book, the softcover book, and a one-day photo safari in Madrid, Spain, with me as your guide. We can talk photography all day long or not--it's all up to you.

    The date will be arranged by both of us. (You gotta get here on your own, but lunch will be on me, and I know all the good spots!)

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