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Over 5 years I've been photographing in Nevada's brothels. The work is being published by Umbrage Editions and I need to make 250 print ready scans

Thank you Thank You Thank You everybody! It's been such an amazing experience seeing people's reaction to the work. It's still a little unreal...So keep checking back, I'll be posting finished spreads from the book as well as some of the writing - Patty Kelly's essay, my intro, my essay (5 years shooting Nevada Rose) and Dennis' interview.
Some people have asked about shipping to Europe. I love shipping to Europe! People have messaged me directly and we've figured out the shipping costs for what theyre getting (a postcard is obviously much different than a book). Let me know what you'd like to get and I'll tell you how much extra to add on.
This has really been incredible!

Over $10,000!! Thank you so much everybody! Only one more week to go, I'm almost there Please keeping passing the link around and help me reach the goal!

Under 2 weeks to go! Things have been going great, but I still have quite a way to go. Help support this work getting published and get cool things in return - Signed 1st Edition copies of the book, T-shirts and Chili recipes! What more could you ask for?

More Images in the UPDATES section!!
There aren't just prostitutes in brothels. When people think brothel most people immediately and exclusively think about the prostitutes. Who does the laundry? Who counts the money? In addition to the owners there are many people who work in a brothel that aren't sex workers. See some of the portraits from the book in the updates section!

UPDATE! - More Awards Added! Good friend and We-Are-Familia artist DaTrumpf has designed a Nevada Rose T-Shirt for Kickstarter. This Award is included in EVERY Award at $65 and higher, get yours today!

More images posted in the Updates section! Have you ever wondered about the inside of Bella's Bar and Brothel? Or what does the Pussycat Saloon's Negotiation Room look like? It's all there in the Updates!

I added the Mika Tan, Camryn Cross, Brooke Taylor and Maya Love images to the Updates section. I'll be adding new images from the book periodically for backers to see. This is a great way to get a "sneak peek" of the book!

Another Addition to the $125 Book Award!
In addition to myself and Mika Tan, Miss Camryn Cross will be joining us in signing all books gotten through Kickstarter, this just keeps getting better and better! I was very excited to have had the opportunity to photograph these 2 stars and even more excited to have them signing books with me! This is a great award!

Addition to the $125 Book Award!
I'm excited to have Mika Tan on board to sign all books gotten through Kickstarter! This will be a real collector's item and will be exclusive to Kickstarter! If you have't already get yours today!

Scattered throughout the state of Nevada, in tiny, unassuming desert towns, the country’s only legal brothels system is thriving. Legalized prostitution has been vitally important to the economic survival of the many counties and towns where they reside and it’s because of this interdependence and tolerance that the Nevada brothels are so deeply rooted in the history and settlement of the American West.

This beautiful and fascinating insider’s view gives readers a peek into this legal, albeit secretive, world of fantasy and theater. It rolls back the curtain to reveal not just the brothel interiors, but it’s varied cast of characters - the managers and the madams, the women and even the customers. The end result of a five-year project, the book takes us inside the twenty-nine “ranches” in and around towns like Pahrump, Ely, Carson City, and Scotty’s Junction.

While the book includes a diverse array of portraits of the who work in the brothels, the work also takes us into a world of brothel life that is rarely discussed—the kitchens and the cooks, laundry rooms and lounges, timers, personal bedrooms, and even pets. Nevada Rose explores the humanity behind a stigmatized profession, while capturing the intricate, choreographed mix of reality and fantasy that creates the false familiarity of these homes-away-from-home.

Having just been completed, Nevada Rose is being published by Umbrage Editions and is due to be released in early 2011. Nevada Rose also includes an interview with Dennis Hof, owner of the Bunny Ranch, and essays by Patty Kelly, Marc McAndrews and Brooke Taylor, star of HBO's Cathouse series.

I'm raising funds to help with the scanning costs of turning 250 sheets of 4x5 film into print-ready files for publication.

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    Signed 11x14 Print of "Airplane and Angel's Ladies Sign, Beatty, NV" from Nevada Rose. You'll also receive a 1st Edition copy of the book, Nevada Rose, signed by myself, Camryn Cross and Mika Tan! This is exclusive to Kickstarter and will be a huge collector's item! Nevada Rose is being published by Umbrage Editions, NYC. You will also receive a DaTrumpf designed Nevada Rose T-shirt, a Thank You postcard with an image from Nevada Rose on the front, a copy of Walter's Brothel Chili Recipe (spicy!!) and a Nevada Rose custom Poker Chip an invitation to a special cocktail reception in NYC where you'll receive your print and book.

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    Let's go to dinner! If you're in or near NYC tell me what you're hungry for and I'll take you to dinner. I'll tell you (almost) anything you want to know about living in the Nevada Brothels and give you all the backstories of the images. Plus, at dinner i'll bring you a 1st Edition copy of the book, signed by myself, Camryn Cross and Mika Tan, the Thank You postcard with an image from Nevada Rose on the front, a copy of Walter's Brothel Chili Recipe (spicy!!), and a Nevada Rose custom Poker Chip. You'll also receive an invitation to a special cocktail reception in NYC.

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    Signed and Numbered Limited Edition copy of Nevada Rose published by Umbrage editions, NYC. Contains a specially designed Limited Edition book plus a signed and numbered 11x14 Digital C-Print of an image from Nevada Rose. The Limited Edition Nevada Rose is limited to 100 copies! These will be the 1st 10 out of the edition. You'll also receive an invitation to a special cocktail reception in NYC where I'll give you your Limited Edition book, a DaTrumpf designed Nevada Rose T-Shirt, a Thank You postcard with an image from Nevada Rose on the front, a copy of Walter's Brothel Chili Recipe (spicy!!) and a Nevada Rose custom Poker Chip

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