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Get your FIRST EDITION of 'Before Frank', containing unpublished images of Amy Winehouse.
'Before Frank' a photography book by Charles Moriarty, containing unpublished images of Amy Winehouse.
'Before Frank' a photography book by Charles Moriarty, containing unpublished images of Amy Winehouse.
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Before FRANK is a photography book that portrays the artist Amy Winehouse in the months leading up to the release of her debut album FRANK. The book consists of images from two shoots, one in London and the other in New York. Only a few of these images have been seen previously, the majority have remained unpublished - until now.

I am raising funds so that I can finally bring this series of work into the public's view. I truly believe it is a special documentation of Amy that portrays her honestly, and shows us her true self before recognition and fame.

I hope that this book will allow for these important memories to remain alive with Amy's fans. Although I remember this time with Amy well, when I look at these images I can't help but smile, you can see the freedom and joy of youth in them; they are also a reflection of my life at the time, and were key to my development as a professional photographer.

Asif Kapadia, director of the Oscar-winning documentary "AMY", will be writing the foreword. The book will be designed by the award-winning Dutch designer Sybren Kuiper.

"Over the years I have seen thousands of images of Amy, by brilliant photographers from all over the world, but Charles Moriarty's photos stood out."Asif Kapadia (extract from the foreword)

With your support we hope to create a beautiful photography book that enriches Amy's story, and to organise an exhibition in London to accompany the book launch.

Within the pages of Before FRANK lies a story untold, unique moments in the life of an Icon, lost to us at too young an age, and who's voice touched millions of people around the world. 

THE BOOK:

I am very lucky that one of the best contemporary photography book designers has agreed to collaborate with me. 

Sybren Kuiper has designed many award-winning books, including Viviane Sassens' Flamboya, which was named among the 10 best photobooks of the last decade. 

Before FRANK will be a beautifully designed photography book. This will be your chance to get hold of a first edition.

I am anticipating between 50 and 60 images to be included in the book, as well as contact sheets.

REWARDS:

Image A: 8" x 10"  c-type print
Image A: 8" x 10" c-type print
Image B: 16" x 20" edition of 100 c-type print with certificate of authenticity
Image B: 16" x 20" edition of 100 c-type print with certificate of authenticity
Image C: 16" x 20" edition of 100 c-type print with certificate of authenticity
Image C: 16" x 20" edition of 100 c-type print with certificate of authenticity
Image D: 16" x 20" edition of 100 c-type print with certificate of authenticity
Image D: 16" x 20" edition of 100 c-type print with certificate of authenticity
Image E: 20" x 24" edition of 25 c-type print with certificate of authenticity
Image E: 20" x 24" edition of 25 c-type print with certificate of authenticity
Image F: 20" x 24" edition of 25 c-type print with certificate of authenticity
Image F: 20" x 24" edition of 25 c-type print with certificate of authenticity
Image G: 24" x 36" edition of 5 c-type print with certificate of authenticity
Image G: 24" x 36" edition of 5 c-type print with certificate of authenticity
Image H: 24" x 36" edition of 5 c-type print with certificate of authenticity
Image H: 24" x 36" edition of 5 c-type print with certificate of authenticity
Image I: 16" x 24" edition of 10 c-type print with certificate of authenticity
Image I: 16" x 24" edition of 10 c-type print with certificate of authenticity
                

The above image is part of the permanent collection at the National Portrait Gallery in London


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Disclaimer:

© 2003 The copyright in all of the photographs contained on this webpage and to be contained in the book is owned by Charles Moriarty. 

THIS KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN AND THE BOOK ARE NOT AUTHORISED OR CONNECTED IN ANY WAY WITH THE ESTATE OF AMY WINEHOUSE. THE KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN AND THE BOOK ARE UNOFFICIAL AND INDEPENDENT PUBLICATIONS.

Music used in the video courtesy of: Benoit Viellefon & His Orchestra, "Polka Dots & Moon Beams", from the album "Mon Amour".
http://www.benoitandhisorchestra.com

Risks and challenges

Having produced international bestsellers in the past, we do know what it takes to deliver a beautiful photography book. It is not going to be an easy task but we love books and we will take special pride in the production of Before Frank. The content of the book is already completed, therefore the only problems we might face are delivery dates. As is always the case, we will have to rely on designers, printers and finally the Royal Mail delivering on time. We can only promise that we will do our best to foresee all possible problems, to make sure you will receive your rewards within the estimated time.

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