Dreamers of Wonder
Dreamers of Wonder
Science Fiction authors, artist, film makers, screenplay writers and maybe an actor. All share a passion for the Fantastic.
Science Fiction authors, artist, film makers, screenplay writers and maybe an actor. All share a passion for the Fantastic. Read more
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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