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Doggies, a beautifully designed and produced fine art photography book about dogs, people and what happens when they get together.
Doggies, a beautifully designed and produced fine art photography book about dogs, people and what happens when they get together.
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Hi all, welcome to 'Doggies'!

My name is Sipke Visser and I'm a London based, Dutch photographer. Over the last three years I’ve been visiting dog shows in London where I’ve been photographing the dogs, the people and the way in which those two deal with each other. I find it absolutely fascinating how much people love dogs. And how much dogs love to be loved - most of the time. Have a good look at some of the images below and don’t forget to focus on the details - which are often the things that make the images interesting. 

At the shows I shot many many rolls of film. After processing, scanning and carefully editing them, I’ve come up with a selection of 25 photographs that make an amazing series and deserve to be put together in a book. 

But this book needs your help. Making a high quality book is very expensive and for this book I will need £8000. I am so confident that the book will end up looking great and is worth the investment that I have already saved up £4000. That’s what I’m investing in ‘Doggies’. But that leaves another £4000. 

That is the amount I’m trying to raise with your help. I’m asking you to believe that this book will be beautiful and will be worth buying, before it’s actually produced. 

The design of ‘Doggies’ is already there as you can see in the mockup image above. It’s been designed by renowned Dutch designers Kummer & Herrman. For now they’ve come up with a virtual mockup, but the moment we reach the £4000 goal the wheels will start spinning. They will tweak the design to make it even better after which it will go to print and you will have your pre-ordered copy at the beginning of December, in time for Christmas. 

Kummer & Herrman also worked with me on my previous book, 'Return to Sender', which can be seen here. A review of 'Return to Sender' can can be found here.

And if you have any comments or questions, do not hesitate to contact me!

Set of Doggies Postcards
Set of Doggies Postcards

Risks and challenges

Self-publishing a book is a massive task. It's hard work, but very rewarding. I've done it once before though and on this one I'm working with the same team of people. So right now I can't see anything going wrong. If there will be any unforeseen obstacles, then they will be dealt with, with the same overdose of motivation and enthusiasm that we've possessed working on this so far.

The book as shown in the image above is the design as it currently stands. Ideas are still being thrown around so it could still change, if it does it will be even better.

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    Pledge £5 or more About $8

    I will personally write you a postcard (with a dog on it!) to thank you for helping to make this book happen.

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    Pledge £9 or more About $14

    A set of 5 postcards, each postcard being of an image that is also in the book. I will include a handwritten thank you note for helping to make this book happen.

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    Pledge £15 or more About $24

    A set of 5 postcards, each postcard being of an image that is also in the book. I will include a handwritten thank you note for helping to make this book happen AND a download link to the full PDF of 'RETURN TO SENDER', my previous book. It won't compare to the real thing, but does save a lot of shipping costs on this 1kg book. Currently only available here!

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    Pledge £22 or more About $35

    A signed copy of 'Doggies' and a set of 5 postcards, all with images that are also in the book. (includes delivery within the UK)

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    Pledge £50 or more About $80

    A signed copy of 'Doggies' plus an A5 fine art print of the image that's also on the cover of the book. Signed and numbered - there are only 35 of these!

    You will also receive a set of five postcards, all of images that are also in the book AND your name will appear in the book to thank you for your help of making the book happen. (includes delivery within the UK)

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    Pledge £59 or more About $94

    A signed copy of 'Doggies' AND a signed copy of my first book 'Return to Sender' AND a set of 5 postcards, all with images that are also in the book. Also your name will appear in the book to thank you for your help of making the book happen. (includes delivery within the UK)

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    Pledge £375 or more About $596

    A signed copy of 'Doggies' and a 2 hour portrait session in Wapping (London) where Sipke Visser himself will photograph you and/or your pet of which you will receive a fine art A3 sized print. If you're not too far away and/or are willing to pay for travel Sipke will come to you for the session.

    On top of that your name will appear in the book to thank you for your help of making the book happen. (includes delivery within the UK)

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    Pledge £999 or more About $1,588

    A very happy Sipke and a signed copy of 'Doggies' and

    a beautiful box with an A4 sized (8x12") fine art print of ALL the images (at least 25) that are in the book. They will all be signed and there will only be 3 of these boxes available, ever! (includes delivery anywhere, worldwide)

    And of course your name will get a special mention in the book, because you helped to make this book happen!

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