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.
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.
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Risks and challenges
The book has been designed and proofed, and is ready to print as soon as our funding goal is achieved.
There are no other risks or challenges.
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