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By Patrick Dinkfeld
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About

Hello. My name is Patrick Dinkfeld, I’m a photographer here in Los Angeles. And I am going to make a large beautiful coffee-table book of my tattooed legs photographs.

 I’ve been photographing tattoos on the backs of women’s legs, on medium-format film, using a tiny plastic toy camera called a Diana Plus. It’s from the 60’s, and notorious for light leaks and soft dreamy focus. The results are gorgeous!

 Now that I have this amazing collection of images, I think they need to be a giant beautiful coffee-table book! Normally, a single copy of this book costs about $110 to make. By printing at least 1000 copies at once, we can get the “per-book price” WAY down to $40 each, and that includes shipping!

I am inspired by the anonymous nature of taking a photo without showing the face of the subject. And by including tattoos, that are so unique and personal, it brings the identity back into the images. Even without a face, the models are still individualized by their unique artwork.

I’m also very captivated by the soft and fuzzy quality of the film prints. Normally, tattoo artwork is photographed with the sharp intention of cataloging the artwork itself. But, I want to make the photos about the legs, not the tattoos. The art becomes a documentation of legs with tattoos, and not of the tattoos themselves. To me, it makes these anonymous shots that much more warm and personal.After creating so many stunning leg images… it is time to put them into a beautiful book, and share it with the world.

Our book will be 12”x12”, and will be about 72 pages. It will also have a full-color dust-jacket. Ours will also have a gorgeous cloth hard-cover with a foil-stamped logo. This is going to be a VERY beautiful book.

Having been in the photo and design industry for many years, I’m quite confident in the vendors I’ve chosen for every deliverable. The book printers are amazing professionals that print beautiful photo books like this all the time. And the photo printer I have for the individual prints (for the rewards) is also wonderful. I use him for all of my gallery show printing. The quality of our vendors, and all of the rewards, are absolutely top-tier.

As soon as I receiving the funding, I can place the bulk order for the books. The books will take roughly 8 weeks to print. While the books are printing, I’ll be preparing all the other rewards. The total time from the end of fundraising, to actually having your book in hand, will be about 9 weeks. I’ll also be keeping everyone up to date by posting photos, videos, and updates as we go through the process.

Risks and challenges

The potential risks and challenges are pretty simple in this project. There are always possible delays in the printing process. However, by choosing a top-tier professional printer, I reduce the chances of any errors or delays on their end of the production. Also, there can be delays in shipping such a large order to me when they are finished. But, usually these industrial shipping delays are minimal even when they do happen. Lastly, the only other challenge will be coordinating the models to come and sign books and prints for those who have chosen those levels of rewards. I have already made arrangements to have at least one model come and sign materials with me. But, as the delivery date becomes more solid and closer, I will make sure to start connecting with more of the models to make arrangements for as many to sign things as possible. But as I said, I absolutely have at least one of the leg models and myself.

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    a 3”x3” sticker, (book cover design)
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