I am a fine art photographer from Hendersonville, North Carolina. For the last five years I have traveled the country photographing endangered and abandoned historic buildings. Through my series The Art of Abandonment, I seek to tell the stories and preserve the histories of our nation's modern ruins. Searching for beauty in unexpected places, I uncover the hidden architecture, lost relics, and forgotten past in these abandoned places.
Now I am compiling these photos along with their histories, into a 128 page hardcover photo-book and need your help raising the funds to help cover part of the initial cost of printing and self-publishing the first 1000 copies.
After reviewing many options for large quantity printing, I have partnered with InnerWorkings, a printing company in Michigan that specializes in art book printing and has worked directly with many other fine art photographers and artists across the country. I have looked at previous books that they have produced, and spoken with many of their previous clients at length not only about the production process, but about overall quality and presentation of the final book. Every person I have spoken with offered glowing reviews, and would not hesitate to do business with them again in the future. I have no doubt that the final product will be something that you will be proud to display on your coffee table, bookshelf, or desk as a work of art in itself!
Some examples of my work:
Pledge $29 - Receive an 11"x14" Signed and matted paper print from the Art of Abandonment series (your choice of image!)
Pledge $49 (Early Bird Special!) - Get a signed copy of the Art of Abandonment photo book at a $10 discount!
Pledge $59 - Get a signed copy of the Art of Abandonment Photobook.
Pledge $98 - Two Book Bundle! Get two copies of the Art of Abandonment Photo Book and save $20!
Pledge $175 - Collectors Edition. This signed copy of the Art of Abandonment Photo Book comes in a custom designed clam-shell case with magnetic closure, Art of Abandonment "Keep Out" logo on the front, and a silk ribbon lifter. A beautiful way to present your book as a true work of art in your house! (Image below is a digital mock-up of of the clam-shell case. Final product may subtly differ.)
Pledge $350 - Have art on your wall as well as your coffee table! Get a 16"x24" Fine Art Metal Print (Your choice of image) AND a signed Art of Abandonment Photo Book!
Pledge $650 - Make a statement in your house with a large 24"x36" ready to hang Metal Print (Your choice of image!) and the signed Art of Abandonment Photo Book!
Pledge $2000 - Custom Designed 27"x40" 3D Metal Print Art Wall and a copy of the book of course! The 3D Art Wall is comprised of multiple metal prints that are broken up and overlaid on top of each other making a true 3D work of art! You may select any image from my portfolio for the 3D metal art wall.
Risks and challenges
The book is ready to be printed, I have completed the design, layout, and proofreading and editing of all text. While the company I am working with to produce the book is US based, the actual printing process takes place in China. This is where the majority of books that are printed in large quantities are produced. The only foreseeable risks and challenges that could potentially delay delivery of the final product to you would be related to the shipment of the books overseas (ie. a customs inspection that delays the containers), or if there were an error in the printing process that warranted a reprint of the books to be done. In the case of such delays, you will be notified at once and given updates on the status of the books as often as I receive them from the print lab.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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