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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sun, December 30 2018 11:00 PM UTC +00:00.

Pieter De VriesBy Pieter De Vries
First created
Pieter De VriesBy Pieter De Vries
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€432
pledged of €12,500pledged of €12,500 goal
8
backers
17days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sun, December 30 2018 11:00 PM UTC +00:00.

About

Love jazz? Love photography? Love both? Then keep on reading!

THE CONCEPT

"JAZZ IN LITTLE BELGIUM - a year gone by in the Belgian Jazz scene" is a photo project where I combine my passion for photography with my love for jazz music.  

From Django to Toots:Belgium has an incredibly rich jazz history. And its vivid jazz scene keeps on making history as we speak with its current artists and musicians. With this photobook we'll focus on today's Belgian Jazz scene.

Hendrik Lasure - (c) Pieter De Vries Photography
Hendrik Lasure - (c) Pieter De Vries Photography

The book will bring you 100 unique moments from the Belgian Jazz scene, captured during a one-year time frame (2018-2019).

Philip Catherine - (c) Pieter De Vries Photography
Philip Catherine - (c) Pieter De Vries Photography

Foremost: it's a photo project (I kid you not). So the main goal is to bring you a selection of high quality photos. Original, stunning, tender, intimate, passionate… everything goes.

Marek Patrman - (c) Pieter De Vries Photography
Marek Patrman - (c) Pieter De Vries Photography

The general theme is the Belgian Jazz Scene as we know it today. Established old timers (and I say this with the utmost respect!), upcoming young guns and new talent… Wherever they are in their career doesn't matter. If he/she/they performed in these 12 months and I got a great picture, they can make the final selection.

Sam Joris -(c) Pieter De Vries Photography
Sam Joris -(c) Pieter De Vries Photography

What I'm trying to say is, it's not a documentary project pure sang. The Belgian Jazz Scene is too big, too comprehensive to capture in 100 photos. That means some artists will be in the book and some won’t. Doesn't have a thing to do with their music or status.It all comes down to: did I get a good picture?  

Ewout Pierreux - (c) Pieter De Vries Photography
Ewout Pierreux - (c) Pieter De Vries Photography

The ultimate goal is to give you, the reader, that real jazzy feeling that is sometimes warm and deep, sometimes nostalgic and sad, and sometimes angry, or funny, or...

The Jacquelines - (c) Pieter De Vries Photography
The Jacquelines - (c) Pieter De Vries Photography

So don't expect just 100 pictures of jazz musicians playing their instrument. We'll have those, of course, but also much more. We're looking for those little moments in between sets, before a gig, during a sound check, an interaction between 2 artists...

Bert Joris Quartet - (c) Pieter De Vries Photography
Bert Joris Quartet - (c) Pieter De Vries Photography

THE FUNDING GOAL  

Dear friends, jazz lovers and photo enthusiasts... a couple of things we want to accomplish with this project are:  

1. We want to publish the book. To do so, we need the minimum sum of 12.500 EUR to cover the costs just for the publishing. 

2. We hope to create a unique period piece covering the rich Belgian Jazz scene anno 2018-2019. 

3. In a wider perspective we hope we can contribute to the overall promotion of the Belgian Jazz Scene. Its artists, its music, its vibe, its places and its people! 

 We cannot thank you enough in advance for your help!

Iris Berardocco - (c) Pieter De Vries Photography
Iris Berardocco - (c) Pieter De Vries Photography

THE BOOK

Details about the book:  

- Hardcover coffee table book featuring our 100 selected photos  

- Every photo will come with a detailed description on the artist or group, location, occasion …  

- Text will be both in English and Dutch (translation by a professional translator)

- Preface/foreword by jazz journalist, collector and lecturer Frederik Goossens.

Book Cover Design (possible subject to change for the final draft)
Book Cover Design (possible subject to change for the final draft)
Preface/foreword by Frederik Goossens
Preface/foreword by Frederik Goossens
Dieter Vaganée -(c) Pieter De Vries Photography
Dieter Vaganée -(c) Pieter De Vries Photography

REWARDS

For the rewards featuring a copy of the book, you'll have to wait for the book to be published (we plan this for November 2019).  

However... if you select the Deluxe Box Set (limited edition) or the Limited Edition Fine Art Print... you don't have to wait for the book to be published!  

We'll have them ready to be shipped by Feb. 2019.  

Deluxe Box Set (preview)
Deluxe Box Set (preview)

For both rewards you'll be able to select the photos you like (please contact us directly at pieter@pdvphotography.be for the full list of available prints).

Tutu Puoane - (c) Pieter De Vries Photography
Tutu Puoane - (c) Pieter De Vries Photography

HOW CAN YOU HELP THE PROJECT  ?

BACK THE PROJECT  Check out our rewards and pledge whatever fits you. Any contribution, big or small, brings us one step closer to reaching our goal.

SPREAD THE WORD   Please share our Kickstarter page on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram and tell your friends, colleagues and family about the project.

No matter how you help us out, we are truly grateful for your help and support!

Nardozza-Schepers Delirium Quintet - (c) Pieter De Vries Photography
Nardozza-Schepers Delirium Quintet - (c) Pieter De Vries Photography

Risks and challenges

Although I already have enough material to create the book, I want to bring you guys even more variation and depth. So I will continue shooting in the next few months before I make the final selection. So risks are very limited: when I reach my goal and I don't die in the next 12 months... the book can be published. The special prints offered in the different rewards are ALREADY available so no risk there, we'll ship them no matter what!

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