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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.
The book will bring you 100 unique moments from the Belgian Jazz scene, captured during a one-year time frame (2018-2019).
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.
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.
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?
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...
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...
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!
THE BOOKDetails 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.
REWARDSFor 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.
For both rewards you'll be able to select the photos you like (please contact us directly at email@example.com for the full list of available prints).
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!
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!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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