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A new book by fetish photographer Steve Diet Goedde
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With his latest book, EXTEMPORE, renowned photographer Steve Diet Goedde invites us behind the lens to share candids and out-takes – most never seen before.

‘This project came about through a conversation with London-based publisher Circa Press. Together we developed an idea that eventually became EXTEMPORE. The book explores the more spontaneous side of my work. In addition to all my formal shots, I love capturing models being themselves, sometimes in the ritual of tightening a shoe strap or adjusting a latex dress, or simply having fun in front of the lens. Occasionally, I find special moments, when I'm doing light readings, when I end up recording the models at their most relaxed. These previously unseen moments make up the majority of this new body of work. It’s my most personal collection of photos released to date.’ – Steve Diet Goedde

STEVE DIET GOEDDE: EXTEMPORE will be produced in a large hardcover format:

  • Size – 30 x 26cm (11 ¾ x 10 ¼ in) 
  • 160 pages
  • First edition of 1,000 copies, plus special numbered clamshell editions of 10, 20 and 30
  • Pre-order an exclusive signed copy for just £39.00
  • Books will ship in July from centres in the UK and US

Why a physical hardcover book?

More and more of us each year experience photographs and other art works on the Internet. But like many other things, there is nothing more powerful than a real-world, physical experience. EXTEMPORE will be an aesthetic object in its own right. Produced in Italy on heavy fine art paper, with duotone and colour offset-lithographic printing, and beautifully bound, the experience of exploring its pages will be as sensual as the imagery contained inside. We will also be paying special attention to the hardcover materials, and for the exquisite clamshell editions we’ll be doubly attentive to be certain that the tactile experience is even more special.  

Why Kickstarter?

Using Kickstarter as a platform for pre-orders allows us to offer you a beautiful book at a fraction of the price it would be, were it sold through traditional retail distribution. The investment to create this book is well over £25,000. Following a traditional publishing model, a boutique publication like this would have a retail price in excess of £100. Using Kickstarter as a platform, we are able to retain all the qualities of a £100 book, but retail it for just £39.95 ($60.00 in the US). And by pre-ordering via Kickstarter you can join an exclusive group of collectors and own a SIGNED copy of STEVE DIET GOEDDE: EXTEMPORE – all carefully packed and delivered to your door!

By pre-ordering, you can secure a signed copy – or you can select from a range of unique bonus packages. 

About the book

Steve Diet Goedde’s photographs are concerned with fetishism, but they could reasonably be regarded as fashion photographs, for they are about clothes and the roles that dressing imposes on women, or allows them to play. Indeed, Steve has consistently rejected the visual stereotypes of ‘fetish’ photography. Instead he sets out to seduce and amuse, experimenting with humour, irony and elements of the surreal. STEVE DIET GOEDDE: EXTEMPORE brings together images that are departures in another sense. They represent stolen moments, or glimpses behind the scenes, when the models are not necessarily aware of the camera. Steve’s occasional commentaries on the shoots, and stories about the models, help to create an intimate atmosphere, while Andi Campognone’s introduction provides a critical perspective. 

About the photographer

Steve Diet Goedde grew up in St. Louis, Missouri, before moving to Chicago as a student. Inspired by the work of Alfred Hitchcock and Stanley Kubrick, his first instinct was to become a filmmaker. Only slowly did his attention turn to photography. His first book, The Beauty of Fetish, published by Edition Stemmle in 1998, brought him critical acclaim and a loyal following, both of which he has enjoyed ever since. He now lives and works in Los Angeles.   

About the writer

Andi Campognone is the director of AC Projects, which promotes the arts and culture in Southern California. She is also the museum curator for the City of Lancaster, where she is responsible for the development of partnerships and community initiatives with local artists and businesses, the Los Angeles County Arts Commission and other institutions. She is on the board of the Lancaster Museum and Public Art Foundation and is a current member of ArtTable.  

 AVAILABLE OPTIONS 

Kumi cover print signed by both Steve & Kumi for KUMI AUTOGRAPH LEVEL and higher.
Kumi cover print signed by both Steve & Kumi for KUMI AUTOGRAPH LEVEL and higher.
Available Steve Diet Goedde print options for KUMI AUTOGRAPH LEVEL or higher.
Available Steve Diet Goedde print options for KUMI AUTOGRAPH LEVEL or higher.
The collector’s deluxe BOXED EDITION comes in a gorgeous debossed clamshell case.  Only 60 will be created in three offer packages - BRONZE, PLATINUM and PATRON’S LEVELS.  Each copy will be individually signed and numbered by Steve Diet Goedde.
The collector’s deluxe BOXED EDITION comes in a gorgeous debossed clamshell case. Only 60 will be created in three offer packages - BRONZE, PLATINUM and PATRON’S LEVELS. Each copy will be individually signed and numbered by Steve Diet Goedde.


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    SPONSOR LEVEL

    If you would like to sponsor the project, but do not want to commit to buying a book, you will receive a new set of 10 Kumi postcards featuring images from the new book – all carefully packed and delivered to your door!

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    SIGNED BOOK – AUTOGRAPH LEVEL

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    SIGNED BOOK – SILVER LEVEL

    Receive a copy of the hardcover book, STEVE DIET GOEDDE: EXTEMPORE, signed by the photographer. PLUS an 8 ½ x 11” print of the cover photograph signed in pencil by Steve Diet Goedde – all carefully packed and delivered to your door!

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    SIGNED BOOK – KUMI AUTOGRAPH LEVEL

    Kumi is the cover star and features prominently in the book. Receive a copy of the hardcover book, STEVE DIET GOEDDE: EXTEMPORE, signed by Steve Diet Goedde, PLUS an 8 ½ x 11” print of the cover photograph, signed by both Steve Diet Goedde & Kumi. PLUS an 8 ½ x 11” photograph of your choice from 8 options – all carefully packed and delivered to your door!

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    SIGNED BOOK – COLLECTOR’S LEVEL

    Receive the hardcover book, STEVE DIET GOEDDE: EXTEMPORE, signed by Steve Diet Goedde. PLUS three 8 ½ x 11” photographs from the book, each one signed in pencil by the photographer. PLUS an 8 ½ x 11” photograph of Kumi signed by both Kumi and Steve – all carefully packed and delivered to your door!
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    BOXED EDITION – BRONZE LEVEL

    Receive the hardcover book STEVE DIET GOEDDE: EXTEMPORE, signed by Steve Diet Goedde in a limited edition of 30 (#31-60), presented in a deluxe clamshell box. PLUS three 8 ½ x 11” photographs from the book, each one signed in pencil by the photographer. PLUS an 8 ½ x 11” photograph of Kumi signed by both Kumi and Steve – all carefully packed and delivered to your door!

    (You will be able to choose three photographs from eight available options when we send out surveys at the close of the campaign.)

    A bibliophile fine-edition collector’s volume of the highest quality.

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    BOXED EDITION – PLATINUM LEVEL

    Receive the hardcover book STEVE DIET GOEDDE: EXTEMPORE, signed by Steve Diet Goedde in a limited edition of only 20 (#11-30), presented in a deluxe clamshell box. PLUS five 8 ½ x 11” photographs from the book, each one signed in pencil by the photographer. PLUS an 8 ½ x 11” photograph of Kumi signed by both Kumi and Steve. PLUS a numbered hand-pulled 8 x 10” silver gelatin print, signed by the photographer – all carefully packed and delivered to your door!
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    BOXED EDITION - GOLD LEVEL

    Receive the hardcover book STEVE DIET GOEDDE: EXTEMPORE, signed by Steve Diet Goedde in a limited edition of just 5 (#6-10), presented in a deluxe clamshell box. PLUS eight 8 ½ x 11” photographs from the book, each one signed in pencil by the photographer. PLUS an 8 ½ x 11” photograph of Kumi signed by both Kumi and Steve. PLUS a numbered hand-pulled 8 x 10” silver gelatin print also signed by the photographer.

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    BOXED EDITION – PATRON’S LEVEL

    Receive the hardcover book STEVE DIET GOEDDE: EXTEMPORE, signed by Steve Diet Goedde in a limited edition of just 5 (#1-5), presented in a deluxe clamshell box. PLUS eight 8 ½ x 11” photographs from the book, each one signed in pencil by the photographer. PLUS an 8 ½ x 11” photograph of Kumi signed by both Kumi and Steve. PLUS a numbered hand-pulled 8 x 10” silver gelatin print also signed by the photographer. PLUS not only will Steve personalize the book for you, you will receive five signed copies of the regular hardcover edition to share with friends.

    A bibliophile fine-edition collector’s volume of the highest quality.

    EXCLUSIVE to this level – as a special bonus, patrons will be invited (plus a guest) to attend a private VIP book release party, to be held later in the year in Los Angeles.

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