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The Heavy Collective is an Australian online photography publication in search of a new home.
The Heavy Collective is an Australian online photography publication in search of a new home.
The Heavy Collective is an Australian online photography publication in search of a new home.
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What's it all about?

For those who don’t know The Heavy Collective is an Australian online photography publication, we deal in photographs and the people behind them. In addition we co-run Press Books, Sydney's only photobook store, needless to say we get a sweat on for printed matter. 

Its been four years and we are going in harder than ever. Unfortunately we have hit a dead end with our digs and desperately need to renovate. The more this thing gathers steam the more we see how ill-equipped we are to do justice to the content and opportunities thrown our way daily. We know it's hard for you to get behind funding a website, trust us, it's even harder pitching it to you. But what it means is that we can truly be what we have always envisioned; a real website, a real collective, a real deal. 

We have gathered incredible momentum over the years and our own home has us in a stranglehold. Simply put, our tumblr is broken. As Tumblr changes our code works less and less, so we thought rather than patch a leaky boat we'd just get a new one. Out with the old in with the new. Its a brave new world, get behind it.

What's the problem? 

  • Our current home is a tumblr, we need a WEBSITE.
  • Coding has become a real drag, every time Tumblr updates it's platform it strays further from our code. It's harder to keep up appearances as it outdates. 
  • Image justice. We deal in photographs, they look weak at 500 pixels.
  • As the Collective explores new territory, we have nowhere to put our new discoveries. 

At its core, The Heavy Collective is collaborative, the "blog" format doesn't allow us to play with our friends.

What's coming?

  • The new site will be able to house more and varied content, that doesn't disappear in the scroll. Making it easier to show off our friends.
  • A photography classifieds/calendar/promotions page, holding true to our philosophy of promoting photographers and their work.
  • Online store: A curated collection of printed matter updated monthly
  • Quarterly: Brand new submission based publication, available as an ebook and in print. 
  • New cast of International contributors, proper collaboration to make it a proper collective

 Over the years we have thrown a lot of money at The Heavy Collective and it don’t make a dime, its a labour of love. We want to continue to provide a platform to promote and champion contemporary photography and all the good stuff that goes with it, funding our new website means you are securing our future. The Heavy Collective is here to stay.

Rewards

THC Longsleeve designed by Chris Yee & Martin Barley
THC Longsleeve designed by Chris Yee & Martin Barley

Print Sale - Donated limited edition prints.

Emmanuel Angelicas - Signed.
Emmanuel Angelicas - Signed.
Gina Nero
Gina Nero
 
Sean Fennessy
Sean Fennessy
Harry Culy
Harry Culy
Sarah Pannell
Sarah Pannell
Sam Stephenson
Sam Stephenson

All images copyright of the photographers. Video features: Alex FaksoAndrew CohenAndrew MiksysAntoine BruyBryan SchutmaatBurk UzzleCharlie EngmanDaniel KuklaEamon Mac MahonEmma PhillipsEmmanuel AngelicasErik SchubertGina NeroHarry Griffin & Eva O'learyIsabelle PateerJesse FreemanJiehao SuJo Ann WaltersJoe Leavenworth,  Johan WilnerJohn SypalJuan MadridKanoa zimmermanKate PetersKhalik AllahLee GrantLloyd StubberLucas FogliaLukasz WierzbowskiMarek WykowskiMark Lanning JrMark SteinmetzMichael JangMichal ChelbinMissy PrinceNathanael TurnerOsamu YokonamiPaul D'AmatoPeter BakerPeter HoffmanRenato D'agostinRennie EllisRicky AdamRoger MinickRyan CooksonRyan FlorigScot SothernSean FennessyShinya ArimotoSimon DavidsonStacy KranitzStephan WurthStephen ShamesStuart Griffiths, Tim PageTodd Gross,  Vasantha Yogananthan and Zhang Xiao

Music direction - James McComb

Risks and challenges

Our longtime friend and ace web designer Sten Pittet, will be in charge of the bricks and mortar to make the code sing. Living with the builder is a major plus as it allows us to look over the shoulder, edit quickly and roll out our new digs faster. Much of the design is already completed, ready to go as soon as it's funded.

All of the content for Heavy Vol. 1 has already been produced, sequenced and designed. The printing and production will be done in Hong Kong with a printing house who have a long standing history of sterling photographic publications. We are in contact and ready to go to print as soon as the Kickstarter closes. Our Long sleeve T-shirt and Tote bags will be a second run printing, we will be screen printing on high quality 100% percent heavy duty cotton shirts using a local screen printer who specialises in small run orders.

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    Contributors page - Upon completion your name will be added as a contributor to a permanent page on our new site. These can be hyperlinked to your portfolio or website if you have one.

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    Quality AS Colour tote bag with THC logo, available in both black and white.

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    A copy of the first THC annual, Heavy Vol. 1. Featuring work, articles and interviews with Mark Steinmetz, Bryan Schutmaat, Kate Peters, Lucas Foglia, Stacy Kranitz, Zhang Xiao, Tim Page, Sara Cwynar, Simon Davidson and Emmanuel Angelicas. Limited to 75 as an exclusive first run for Kickstarter donations.

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    Our long sleeve THC shirt designed by Chris Yee and Martin Barley. Available in both back and white.

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    A copy of the first THC annual, Heavy Vol. 1. Featuring work, articles and interviews with Mark Steinmetz, Bryan Schutmaat, Kate Peters, Lucas Foglia, Stacy Kranitz, Zhang Xiao, Tim Page, Sara Cwynar, Simon Davidson and Emmanuel Angelicas. + A long sleeve THC shirt designed by Chris Yee and Martin Barley.

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    Emmanuel Angelicas - Marrickville print. Edition of 250. Signed. Duotone lithographic offset print.
    Printed by Anokato Press (2014).
    70.5cm x 60.5cm

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    Gina Nero - Donated prints from THC's Bain Marie show at the Australian Centre for Photography. Pigment print on A2 Hahnemuhle Photo Rag 308 cotton based media with white border. See images below.

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    Sean Fennessy - Donated prints from THC's Bain Marie show at the Australian Centre for Photography. Pigment print on A2 Hahnemuhle Photo Rag 308 cotton based media with white border. See images below.

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    The Australian Centre for Photography have been kind enough to offer us an admission for one of their many workshops and courses. This reward covers their most expensive 10 week specialist courses, but can be divided up and used for any of their 3, 4 or 5 week courses as well as their 1 day workshops. It also includes an ACP Student membership, needed for some of the courses. This allows you hire and access to facilities, hook ups at participating camera and printing places. etc. More membership details can be found on their site. www.acp.org.au (10 week courses are valued at $749.00)

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