About this project
Over the course of 16½ years, Russell Joslin has edited and published 67 issues of SHOTS, a renown independent journal of fine art photography. During this time 1,456 different photographers from 60 countries have been published in its pages.
SHOTS has been made possible thanks to the support of readers, enthusiasts, and so many amazing photographers. In celebration and appreciation, Joslin is publishing a beautifully produced hardcover book featuring both black and white and full-color images selected from the issues he has published.
Your pledge brings Volume One to life.
A word from the editor:Reflecting on the beautiful, heartfelt, compelling, skilled, and inventive variety of photographic work I've had the honor of publishing in the pages of SHOTS, I feel perhaps overdue in celebrating these images in an elevated context. To this, I envision creating a spectacular book of the highest quality drawing from the photographs curated during my nearly 17 years of editing SHOTS. I'm excited by the immeasurable possibilities that this project represents—both in terms of the book presented here, and potential future volumes as well. Similar to the reader-supported community that is the lifeblood of what continues to make SHOTS a unique presence in the world of photography publications, SHOTS (Vol. 1) relies on the collective support of this community. Each contribution made to this campaign celebrates the art of photography, the power of collective action, and the beauty of independence. I've chosen to keep the rewards basic and on point to the project at hand: SHOTS (Vol. 1). Thank you sincerely for your interest and consideration.
- Russell Joslin, Editor and Publisher, SHOTS Magazine (2000-present)
· Photographs selected from the published work in SHOTS issues 69-136
· Hardbound, approx. 9 x 12 inches
· Black and white and full-color plates
· Approx. 200 pages/80-100 photographers published
· Edited by Russell Joslin; essay(s) TBD
· Release date: Winter 2017-18
· Estimated list price: $60
11x14 gelatin silver print. Printed, signed, and numbered by the artist.
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Black Forest: Four Visible Poems (2014, Candela Books), edited by Russell Joslin. (For information, please click the link.)
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An entire collection of SHOTS back issues (including sold out issues) edited and published by Russell Joslin to date. Images will be chosen from these 68 issues for the book.
The bulk of the budget in relation to the Kickstarter fundraiser is based on quotes for printing and production costs to insure this project comes about. Any additional funds will apply to project upgrades such as additional writing, design work, fabrication details, distribution, publicity, marketing, and other hard costs.
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Notes: Video courtesy of Chris Mars, copyright Chris Mars Publishing, Inc., 2017. SHOTS covers copyright SHOTS Magazine and the respective credited artists of those issues. Photos of Black Forest by Kazha Imura.
Risks and challenges
Russell Joslin has been editing and publishing SHOTS for nearly 17 years. He is also the author/editor of the acclaimed "Black Forest: Four Visible Poems" (Candela Books, 2014). Through these and other projects, Joslin has achieved a wealth of experience and knowledge of the publication process, and will bring these to this project. With a successful Kickstarter campaign, Joslin will work meticulously to complete the book by Winter of 2017-18.
Similar to the reader-supported journal SHOTS, this book will not come about without the enthusiastic readership and community of photographers that has characterized SHOTS for more than 30 years. Every contribution to this campaign will help make SHOTS (Vol. 1) possible. Please help to spread the word about this project by sharing this link with your contacts.
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