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Thirty years in the making, but covering just a few seconds in real time, Almost True is Steven Bollman's highly anticipated new book.
Thirty years in the making, but covering just a few seconds in real time, Almost True is Steven Bollman's highly anticipated new photobook.
Thirty years in the making, but covering just a few seconds in real time, Almost True is Steven Bollman's highly anticipated new photobook.
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Almost True, my new book of photographs, draws from over three decades of work from many different projects. I've selected 81 black and white photos that tell their own story but, through the magic of sequencing, offer new stories.

The diverse images included in Almost True were taken in Cuba during Fidel Castro's time, at religious processions in Sicily, and during the elections in Haiti in 1987. I've chosen street photos from New York, Oakland, Mississippi, Santa Fe, Spain, Italy, and Portugal, and other images made along the way.

Alfredo Triff will contribute an essay. He is a professor of Philosophy at Miami Dade College and a lecturer in Art History at the University Of Miami. Triff has written art criticism for The Miami New Times, The Sun Post, El Nuevo Herald, and other publications.

This hardcover, Smyth sewn book will be printed and bound in the USA by one of the top printing houses.

San Francisco, CA 2014
San Francisco, CA 2014

 

A bit about me...

I was born in New York City in 1961, and raised in Jackson Heights, Queens and Massapequa Park, Long Island. My photographic odyssey began at age 12 in my cousin's darkroom. I was shy, but obsessively curious about people and the world around me. Photography was a perfect fit, allowing quiet involvement through observation. In 1983, I received my BFA from The School of Visual Arts in NYC, studying with Julio Mitchel. In 1987, I joined the photo agency Matrix covering Haiti’s Democratic elections. Freelance editorial and commercial assignments followed, with work published in Aperture, Dogfood, Rangefinder, U.S. News and World Report, Vanity Fair, and Newsday, among others. I live in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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You will be able to choose from these images for some of the rewards listed in the PLEDGE column on the right.

1. Malecon - Havana, Cuba
1. Malecon - Havana, Cuba

  

2. Office Worker and Fidel Poster - Havana, Cuba
2. Office Worker and Fidel Poster - Havana, Cuba

 

3. Soccer Players - Havana, Cuba
3. Soccer Players - Havana, Cuba

 

4. Bullfighter - Portugal
4. Bullfighter - Portugal

 

5. Pair of Pippis - Berkeley, CA
5. Pair of Pippis - Berkeley, CA

 

6. Riddled Heart and Birds - Oakland, CA
6. Riddled Heart and Birds - Oakland, CA

 

7. Destined to Fly - Santa Fe, NM
7. Destined to Fly - Santa Fe, NM

 

8. Butcher - Pamplona, Spain
8. Butcher - Pamplona, Spain

 

9. Taxi Driver - Havana, Cuba
9. Taxi Driver - Havana, Cuba

 

10. Greek Theater - Berkeley, CA
10. Greek Theater - Berkeley, CA

 

11. Orphanage - Sicily
11. Orphanage - Sicily

 

12. Pray - Sicily
12. Pray - Sicily

 

Stretch goals

At this funding level I will be able to do a run of 500 books as described above. If I exceed my goal I may be able to increase my print run to 750 and possibly 1000 copies. If I exceed the goal by a considerable amount, I can start work on my next book which is already in progress.

Risks and challenges

- if this Kickstarter fails, I will look for other ways to produce the book but the up front printing costs are more than I can personally fund.

- The anticipated date of completion is late November 2017. If there are any delays, backers will be notified.

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    8"x10" archival inkjet print, your choice of image from the photographs in the REWARDS column on the left. One signed copy of Almost True.

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    11"x14" SILVER PRINT / ALMOST TRUE

    11"x14" silver gelatin fiber print (printed by Digital Silver Imaging), your choice of one image from the photographs in the column under REWARDS on the left. One signed copy of Almost True.

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    29" x 38" Archival Inkjet Fiber Print of #7. Destined To Fly - Santa Fe, NM
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    WORKSHOP / PRINT / 2 COPIES ALMOST TRUE

    One-on-one San Francisco Street Photo Workshop with Steven Bollman. PLUS your choice of one image from the photographs in the column under REWARDS on the left. Two signed copies of Almost True. 8"x10" archival inkjet prints.

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    Four 11"x14" silver gelatin fiber prints (Digital Silver Imaging) Plus 2 hour San Francisco Workshop in-person or Skype. Pick any 4 photos from my website: www.stevenbollman.com. 8"x10" archival inkjet prints. Two personally inscribed copies of Almost True. Kickstarter

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