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Beth GwinnBy Beth Gwinn
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Beth GwinnBy Beth Gwinn
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$3,365
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The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, September 1 2014 11:43 AM UTC +00:00

About

Neil Gaiman
Neil Gaiman
Stephen Baxter
Stephen Baxter
Charles Stross
Charles Stross
Graham Joyce
Graham Joyce
Peter Hamilton
Peter Hamilton
Robin Hobb
Robin Hobb
Hugh Howey
Hugh Howey
Pat Cadigan
Pat Cadigan
Elizabeth Bear
Elizabeth Bear
Paul Cornell
Paul Cornell
Ben Bova
Ben Bova
Lois Bujold
Lois Bujold
Fred Pohl
Fred Pohl
Robert Jordan
Robert Jordan
Orson Scott Card
Orson Scott Card
Octavia Butler
Octavia Butler
Greg Bear
Greg Bear
Piers Anthony
Piers Anthony
Ann McCaffery at the first Dragoncon
Ann McCaffery at the first Dragoncon
Fritz Lieber
Fritz Lieber

I'm Beth Gwinn and I  have been a professional photographer since 1980.  My life has been a unique photographic journey, passion directing where my lens pointed.  Photography, music, and Science Fiction/Fantasy have been my principal Interests.  In 2000 I published a book called "DARK DREAMERS" about influential people in the Horror genre,which consisted of  exclusive large-format photos taken by yours truly and original interviews by Stanley Wiater.  Now my dream is to produce a similar book, about significant people in the area of the Fantastic- authors, artists, producers, directors and others.  Publishing has changed quite a bit since 2000.  That is why I am launching a kickstarter.  I have spoken to three publishers about this project, but publisher's today, although interested, none is able to afford the funding needed to get it off the ground.That is why i am launching a kickstarter 

I worked with Charles Brown of Locus for over twenty years.  During this time I personally developed and printed every one of the Black & White images that I published though Locus. Later I shot color negatives so they could be scanned and changed to black & white if needed.  My plan is to have this book published as an affordable but quality paperback, which can be easily carried and signed by the people featured in the book.

This is a dream project for me.  Literally years in the making.  Ever since I first read comics and Fantasy stories I have had a deep love for the richness of the field's visions, for its imaginative depth.  I see Science Fiction as Dreaming of the Future; we dream,we move into the future, and dream again.  My goal is to raise $35,000.00 to fund the travel needed to take new photographs, and to assemble and edit any originals from my files, and pay the writer who will conduct the interviews with today's visionaries of the fantastic.  Contributions of all sizes will make a difference.  Please help me to dream this dream.  

Risks and challenges

My plan is to make enough with the kickstarter to be able to pay the writer, the designer, and then have enough to travel around and do the photos of the people for the book.
Once the book is finished and the design is done, I will approach several publishers to get it printed and distributed.
I expect there will be delays and challenges will arise but I got one book published, I know I can do another one.

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    One digital 4x6 print from my files of any of the photos used on this site to show my work.

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    One digital 8x10 print from my files of any image used here on this site to show my work.

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    The original printing of my book "Dark Dreamers" had some type errors. They gave me the copies.. They can be yours.

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    This would be the "Dreamers of Wonder" book itself.

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    I will print one 11X14 B&W image on archival paper of the B&W image of your choice from my files. This means from my book Dark Dreamers, or my fantasy or Science Fiction images.

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    I will set up lighting and do a private one hour photo shoot with you at a science Fiction convention or mutually convenient location.

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    Neil Gaiman has agreed to sign and personalize one print, three times. Never before published image of "Neil Gaiman", taken when I was working on my book "Dark Dreamers" Plus a copy of Dreamers of Wonder

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    Two commercially printed 16x20's of any image from my book "Dark Dreamers". Or from any of my fantasy or Science Fiction people images. Plus a copy of my new book "Dreamers of Wonder".

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    Five 16x20's of your choice from "Dark Dreamers", or from my files of Fantasy and Science Fiction people images. Plus a copy of my new book "Dreamers of Wonder".

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