The goal is to fund my first self published, limited edition, hardcover, coffee table book. This is my first Kickstarter campaign.
Castings is a project that I had in the back of my mind for many years. I published my first book ‘Players’ with Bruno Gmunder 8 years ago. I was always fascinated by an athlete’s physique and wanted to capture them in their most intimate moments. The result was a series of highly intimate erotic images of athletes. As hard as it was to find models to pose for my first book, the next books, thanks largely to the success of Players and the explosion of social media, finding models became much easier. I ended up doing 4 more books with my publisher. The last book, Belami, was shot over three years in three continents and captured the beauty of the Belami models, giving the viewer a behind the scene look at the Belami world. Not the on camera sex but the youthfulness, playfulness and charm of these models. This behind the scene is really the idea for this new book Castings. It’s like a journal of my daily life. Everything from models coming by for a go/see, outtakes from various jobs, or models just fooling around on set. A fun, cheeky, very sexy collection of images featuring top agency models and instagram ‘celebrities’. Uninhibited, daring, fun and definitely not always Instagram friendly.
This is my first book that I am self publishing. It's hardcover photo book, 128 pages and measures 12.5 X 9.5 inches. It is the first of a two part limited edition book. CASTINGS Vol. 1 will only be available during this Kickstarter. Once this Kickstarter ends, there will be no second edition of this first volume printed, EVER.
I hope you will support this project, pass it on to others, become a collector of my work, help me to continue doing what I love.
Your signed, stamped and numbered edition of the CASTINGS book will come in a special Hard Cover slip case. Featuring a landscape image of a model on a horse wrapped all around the slip cover. Embossed silver title of the book will still be visible on side binding of book once inside slip case. Below is a sample of what the collector's edition will look like. Also see full image of slip cover for the small print included in this reward.
Collector's edition with print
Your signed, stamped and numbered edition of the Castings book will come in a special Hard Cover slip case. You will also receive a 12 x 9 inch special edition print from CASTINGS (see photos below for available images). These prints will ONLY be available during this Kickstarter campaign. Images are printed on archival matte paper. There will be a small white border with stamp and signature on front of the print. We will email you to request which print you would like to receive.
Risks and challenges
The risk is relatively low. If I don't reach the funding goal, then your credit card is not charged. If I reach the funding goal, then it is just a matter of printing the books and distributing them. I have more than one bid for the cost of publication, and the funding goal will meet or exceed more than one of the printing and distribution quotes.
I will also work closely with the printing company to guarantee the finest book.
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