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A fine art photobook taking a look behind the scenes at the lives of twenty artists, their creative processes and working environments.
A fine art photobook taking a look behind the scenes at the lives of twenty artists, their creative processes and working environments.
A fine art photobook taking a look behind the scenes at the lives of twenty artists, their creative processes and working environments.
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20 in 15 is a behind the scenes look at the lives of twenty different artists, their creative processes and working environments. 

My name is Bill Mudge, and last year I photographed 20 creative people for a personal project called 20 in 15. This year, with your help I would like to try and make a photo book of the work.

The project evolved by each participant recommending the next. I worked on it in my spare time, spending roughly 300+ hours on shoots, travelling to locations and processing the images.

About half of the artists on the project are local to me in Carshalton, where there is a thriving Arts community. I also travelled to locations around the UK and France to complete the project.

The twenty artists & organisations who will be featured in the book are:

  • Peter S Smith – Painter Printmaker
  • Alex Foster – Illustrator
  • Abel Kesteven – Artist
  • Aga Cowling – Amber & Glass Designer
  • Jeremy Clark – Ceramic Sculptor
  • Luci Metcalfe – Artist
  • Dan Redding – Videographer
  • Kathryn Sherriff – Ceramicist
  • Glow – Design Agency
  • Guy Meredith – Composer
  • Emma Capron – Interior Designer
  • Wayne Sleeth – Artist
  • Kendra Haste – Sculptor
  • Alban Low – Illustrator
  • Lucy Furlong – Poet
  • Karin Andrews Jashapara – Shadow Puppetry
  • Emily Hall – Weaver and Ceramicist
  • Andrew Candy – Gallery Owner & Graphic Designer
  • Art Language Location – Contemporary Arts Festival
  • Association Amitiés Tsiganes – Community Arts Projects

What will the book be like?

All the artists will be represented, and if you scroll down you'll see a few of the photographs that will go into the book. For now they are helping to entice you to pledge some money, but I’ll remove the typography for the book :-)

I have the backing of a great family run publisher called Sampson Low who specialise in creative arts publications. I have collaborated with them on other projects and I know they do an amazing job of supporting creative projects just like this one. 

I’m working on the layout with graphic designer Sean Chilvers, and as I write this we are looking through some initial drafts. I'll update you as we progress. I have a mock-up unprinted book to give you an idea of the dimensions and the paper it will be printed on. It’s going to be 100% recycled, which is good news for all my tree friends. 

Unprinted mock-up 20 in 15 book
Unprinted mock-up 20 in 15 book

Turning 20 in 15 into a book will be a wonderful way to celebrate the project, showcase the artists and get the work out to a wider audience. 

20 in 15 has been hugely beneficial in developing my own creative process, and I feel very privileged to have been welcomed into artists' studios to photograph them.

Thanks for your support!

Exhibition

An exhibition of 20 in 15 will be held at [mine] gallery 30-34 High Street Carshalton SM5 3AG from 5-27th March. The gallery space is kindly provided by Andrew Candy.

This exhibition is being funded independently of Kickstarter and will go ahead even if I don't reach the Kickstarter goal.

REWARDS!!

Plenty! 

In return for your help rewards start from as little as...

£5 A BIG THANK YOU! Twitter and Facebook shout-out for backing. Your name printed on the Supporters list at the 20in15 exhibition in March. All other rewards also include this reward
£5 A BIG THANK YOU! Twitter and Facebook shout-out for backing. Your name printed on the Supporters list at the 20in15 exhibition in March. All other rewards also include this reward
£12 THE BOOK: EARLY BIRD DEAL!  A signed first edition of the 20 in 15 book. Limited offer on the first 10 copies of the book. Get in quick!
£12 THE BOOK: EARLY BIRD DEAL! A signed first edition of the 20 in 15 book. Limited offer on the first 10 copies of the book. Get in quick!
£15 THE BOOK:  A signed first edition of the 20 in 15 book
£15 THE BOOK: A signed first edition of the 20 in 15 book
£20/25 THE BOOK + TICKET(S) to the 20 in 15 EXHIBITION PRIVATE VIEW. Collect your book, get it signed by Bill, take in the 20 in 15 exhibition, and meet the artists!
£20/25 THE BOOK + TICKET(S) to the 20 in 15 EXHIBITION PRIVATE VIEW. Collect your book, get it signed by Bill, take in the 20 in 15 exhibition, and meet the artists!
£28 THE BOOK DOUBLE: TWO signed 1st editions of the 20 in 15 book / £38 THE BOOK TRIPLE: THREE signed 1st editions of the 20 in 15 book
£28 THE BOOK DOUBLE: TWO signed 1st editions of the 20 in 15 book / £38 THE BOOK TRIPLE: THREE signed 1st editions of the 20 in 15 book
£45 : Wayne Sleeth original canvas, Nanophar (Mini-Monet) N° 5, 12x12cm Box Canvas, Mixed Media. Signed by the artist. PLUS a signed first edition copy of the 20 in 15 book
£45 : Wayne Sleeth original canvas, Nanophar (Mini-Monet) N° 5, 12x12cm Box Canvas, Mixed Media. Signed by the artist. PLUS a signed first edition copy of the 20 in 15 book
£50: A 6x9" limited edition (of 20) signed giclée print on Hahnemühle German Etching paper CHOOSE ANY IMAGE (click image above to see selection & I'll be in contact after you pledge)  PLUS two signed first edition 20in15 books
£50: A 6x9" limited edition (of 20) signed giclée print on Hahnemühle German Etching paper CHOOSE ANY IMAGE (click image above to see selection & I'll be in contact after you pledge) PLUS two signed first edition 20in15 books
               
 
           
£60 : 6x9" limited edition (of 20) signed giclée print on Hahnemühle German Etching paper CHOOSE ANY IMAGE (click image above to see selection & I'll be in contact after pledge)  + 2 signed 20in15 books + 2 TICKETS to the 20 in 15 exhibition PV
£60 : 6x9" limited edition (of 20) signed giclée print on Hahnemühle German Etching paper CHOOSE ANY IMAGE (click image above to see selection & I'll be in contact after pledge) + 2 signed 20in15 books + 2 TICKETS to the 20 in 15 exhibition PV
        
                            
£75: 8x12" limited edition (of 20) signed giclée print on Hahnemühle German Etching paper CHOOSE ANY IMAGE (click image to see selection & I'll be in contact after pledge) + 3 signed 20in15 books
£75: 8x12" limited edition (of 20) signed giclée print on Hahnemühle German Etching paper CHOOSE ANY IMAGE (click image to see selection & I'll be in contact after pledge) + 3 signed 20in15 books
                   
£90 : 12x18" limited edition (of 20) signed giclée print on Hahnemühle German Etching paper CHOOSE ANY IMAGE (click image above to see selection & I'll be in contact after pledge)  + 3 signed 20in15 books
£90 : 12x18" limited edition (of 20) signed giclée print on Hahnemühle German Etching paper CHOOSE ANY IMAGE (click image above to see selection & I'll be in contact after pledge) + 3 signed 20in15 books
£100 : 12x18" limited edition (of 20) signed giclée print on Hahnemühle German Etching paper CHOOSE ANY IMAGE (click image above to see selection & I'll be in contact after pledge) + 3 signed 20in15 books + 2 TICKETS to the 20 in 15 exhibition PV
£100 : 12x18" limited edition (of 20) signed giclée print on Hahnemühle German Etching paper CHOOSE ANY IMAGE (click image above to see selection & I'll be in contact after pledge) + 3 signed 20in15 books + 2 TICKETS to the 20 in 15 exhibition PV
An 8x12" signed C-TYPE print: CHOOSE ANY IMAGE (click image above to see selection & I'll be in contact after you pledge)  YOUR CHOICE of White, Black, or Oak frame
An 8x12" signed C-TYPE print: CHOOSE ANY IMAGE (click image above to see selection & I'll be in contact after you pledge) YOUR CHOICE of White, Black, or Oak frame
 
£200 : 20 in 15 style shoot for you or a friend! Bill will photograph you in your creative environment. 4hr shoot, 20 edited images @ 72dpi
£200 : 20 in 15 style shoot for you or a friend! Bill will photograph you in your creative environment. 4hr shoot, 20 edited images @ 72dpi
£350 : 20 in 15 style shoot for you or a friend! Bill will photograph you in your creative environment. 4hr shoot, 20 edited images @ 300dpi
£350 : 20 in 15 style shoot for you or a friend! Bill will photograph you in your creative environment. 4hr shoot, 20 edited images @ 300dpi

PRINTS

All Giclée and C-Type prints are being printed by The Printspace

Risks and challenges

By trusting me with your pledge, I guarantee not to disappoint with this book.

All of the photographs have been taken, the artists are behind the project and the designer and publisher are keen to get started. Should the funding be a success, my only challenge is to get the book designed and printed ready to send out to you in March.

Thank you for your support.

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    WAYNE SLEETH 12x12cm CANVAS + BOOK

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    6x9" LIMITED EDITION PRINT + 2 BOOKS + 2 TICKETS to the 20 in 15 EXHIBITION PRIVATE VIEW

    A 6x9" limited edition (of 20) signed giclée print on Hahnemühle German Etching paper CHOOSE ANY IMAGE (see link in 'REWARDS' section & I'll be in contact after you pledge)

    PLUS TWO signed first edition 20in15 books

    PLUS TWO TICKETS to the 20 in 15 exhibition Private View event on 4th March @ [mine] gallery, 30-34 High Street, Carshalton SM5 3AG

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    PLUS 3 signed first editions of the 20in15 book

    PLUS TWO TICKETS to the 20 in 15 exhibition Private View event on 4th March @ [mine] gallery, 30-34 High Street, Carshalton SM5 3AG

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    KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE CREATIVE DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHY 72dpi PACKAGE.

    Your own 20 in 15 style shoot for creative individuals. Bill will photograph you in your creative environment. Up to 4 hour location shoot, 20 edited images provided digitally at 72dpi for online use. Inclusive of travel within 25 miles of central London

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