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By Alan Powdrill
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About

Hello, I'm Alan a UK based photographer and BIG thanks for looking at my photo book project COVERED, your attention is very appreciated.

My life's passion is photography, especially undertaking personal projects. Covered is a project very dear to my heart.

My book will be a beautifully designed object with a print run of only 500, created in Italy by pre-eminent bespoke printers. Copies of the book come with 4x A5 hand printed ink-jet prints from Covered. (not post-cards as stated in the pledges on the right)

Feel free to get in touch via here or @alanpowdrill

TATTOO POPULARITY  Over recent years the popularity of tattoos and ‘getting inked’ has increased massively.

As a portrait photographer I’ve always been intrigued by tattoos and the idea of someone making such a bold and permanent statement on their skin. To me they seem brave, confident and rebellious, especially those that go the extra mile and get ‘Covered’.  

For a long time I wanted to document this ink explosion in an original and thought provoking way.

"I like the fact I'm middle aged, have a professional job and am surrounded by non-tattooed people and I have 'No Fucking Way' on my chest."   Bill, 59, London
"I like the fact I'm middle aged, have a professional job and am surrounded by non-tattooed people and I have 'No Fucking Way' on my chest." Bill, 59, London

THE MODELS   To find the amazing people I photographed in COVERED I went to tattoo fairs, used social media or asked people I met on the street. I then photographed them where they lived, often travelling hundreds of miles around the UK for the portraits. 

Each person was given a questionnaire about their skin art and asked how they feel about it now and how they might in the future. Their stories were amazing with a very common thread coming from most of them, a serious passion for their ink !

"My Kiss tattoos are my favourites, the pain was incredible but it feels good to show my ultimate dedication to the band."   Kimmy, 29, Ruislip
"My Kiss tattoos are my favourites, the pain was incredible but it feels good to show my ultimate dedication to the band." Kimmy, 29, Ruislip

DOUBLE PORTRAITS  I wanted to question our perceptions of the people I photographed when their tattooed skin wasn’t visible so I shot double portraits of each person. 

Are tattoos now the norm with so many people having so many of them ?

Do we judge these people any differently when their tattoos are revealed ? 

How will people feel in the future about their body art ? 

Hopefully my project COVERED poses and answers some of these questions and will make viewers query their preconceptions. 

"I'm beyond the stopping point now. It fucking hurts like shit man but I wouldn't change my look for the world."  Unsal, 46, Hastings
"I'm beyond the stopping point now. It fucking hurts like shit man but I wouldn't change my look for the world." Unsal, 46, Hastings

THE BOOK  COVERED will be a stunning self published photo book that won’t look out of place in anyone’s collection.

-Hard back linen cover, inset photographs on front and back.

-First Edition of only 500. Each copy signed & numbered

-Printed using off-set Litho by bespoke Italian printers

-Over 60 colour portraits over 64 pages. 

-Quotes from the models & forward by photographer.

-Simple & beautiful design.

-Approximately 32 x 22cm

Book design idea:

REWARDS  There are 8 different pledge rewards from as little as £10.00 as shown above on the right panel.

These vary from a copy of the book,  your very own photo session with me or even getting a tattoo done by one of the super talented artists involved with Covered.

I've listed just a few of them here but please have a look on the right for more detail.

Pledge 2.  £20.00:  Set of 4 A5 ink jet prints  /  Your name in the finished book  / BIG thanks from me
Pledge 2. £20.00: Set of 4 A5 ink jet prints / Your name in the finished book / BIG thanks from me
Pledge 3.  £45.00:   Signed copy of COVERED photo book  / Set of 4 A5 ink jet prints  / Your name in the finished book / BIG thanks from me
Pledge 3. £45.00: Signed copy of COVERED photo book / Set of 4 A5 ink jet prints / Your name in the finished book / BIG thanks from me
Pledge 5.  £140.00:  20 x 16" Limited edition print  / Signed copy of COVERED photo book / Your name in the finished book / Set of 4 A5 ink jet prints / BIG thanks from me
Pledge 5. £140.00: 20 x 16" Limited edition print / Signed copy of COVERED photo book / Your name in the finished book / Set of 4 A5 ink jet prints / BIG thanks from me

EXHIBITION & PRESS  COVERED was exhibited recently at Mother London in Shoreditch & was also published in magazines worldwide as well as getting a great online reaction as the stills below show. 

Guardian Weekend magazine
Guardian Weekend magazine
Exhibition at Mother London
Exhibition at Mother London

MY DAY JOB Photography has been my life's passion since a mate of mine found a camera when I was 17. Ever since I've worked as a photographer in some way or another which has taken me all over the world to shoot some really exciting projects & people. 

See more of my work here

BIG THANKS FOR LOOKING ! 

Alan

Risks and challenges

As a photographer with 25 years experience, my daily job involves solving problems, overcoming production issues and getting things done in a professional & positive way.

COVERED is a total labour of love project that I have spent many hundreds of hours working on with a passion that will make this stunning photo-book a reality.

During and after the Kickstarter campaign I will keep all supporters up to date and every stage of production. If there are any print delays or production problems you will be informed immediately.

All the images are shot, the design is complete so with your support this book will become a reality !

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    1. THANKS + NAME IN BOOK

    -Your name in the finished book
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    2. SET OF 4 A5 INKJET PRINTS

    -Set of 4 A5 ink jet prints
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    3. SIGNED COPY OF ‘COVERED’ PHOTO BOOK

    -Signed copy of COVERED photo book.
    -Set of 4 postcards from COVERED
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    -Personal thanks email from Alan

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    4. SMALL PRINT & BOOK

    -12x16 inch Archival ink-jet limited edition print
    -Signed copy of COVERED photo book.
    -Set of 4 postcards from COVERED
    -Your name in the finished book
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    5. MEDIUM PRINT & BOOK

    -20x16 inch Archival ink-jet limited edition print
    -Signed copy of COVERED photo book.
    -Set of 4 postcards from COVERED
    -Your name in the finished book
    -Personal thanks email from Alan

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    Pledge £390 or more About $523

    6. HUGE PRINT & BOOK

    -40x30 inch Archival ink-jet limited edition print
    -Signed copy of COVERED photo book.
    -Set of 4 postcards from COVERED
    -Your name in the finished book
    -Personal thanks email from Alan

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    7. PHOTO SESSION + YOU IN 'COVERED'

    -Your very own portrait session with Alan, your portrait included in the COVERED photo book. This can include couples or single portraits. UK only.
    -40x30 inch Archival ink-jet limited edition print
    -Signed copy of COVERED photo book.
    -Set of 4 postcards from COVERED
    -Your name in the finished book
    -Personal thanks email from Alan

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    8. TATTOO OF YOUR CHOICE !!!

    -A tattoo of your choice by one of the artists involved in COVERED. This offer includes travel from anywhere in the UK
    -40x30 inch Archival ink-jet limited edition print
    -Signed copy of COVERED photo book.
    -Set of 4 postcards from COVERED
    -Your name in the finished book
    -Personal thanks email from Alan

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