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AU$ 2,483
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The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, December 21 2015 11:14 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated January 23, 2016

Wake

An intimate book of surfers' portraits taken in the early a.m. at Bondi Beach, Australia.

Wake

An intimate book of surfers' portraits taken in the early a.m. at Bondi Beach, Australia.

AU$ 2,483
pledged of AU$ 17,500pledged of AU$ 17,500 goal
32
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, December 21 2015 11:14 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated January 23, 2016

About

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Wake is a book capturing what makes up the iconic Bondi Beach through photographing over a hundred intimate portraits of surfers in a new approach to ‘surf photography’.

Portrait of Max
Portrait of Max

Why Bondi?

Bondi is simply one of the world’s most iconic beaches and one of the supreme sights in Australia. Unfortunately we don’t often get the opportunity to discover and uncover what this icon is actually made up of. 

The book will reveal the personality and faces of the locals that wake up with it every morning, in a completely unseen way. It's changing the common perceptions of the Aussie surfer by connecting with every individual.

Portrait of Nicole
Portrait of Nicole

The Story

Wake started off as a series taken by Bryce with some mates over a couple of mornings during the winter of 2015. He wanted to capture an intimate portrait of the surfers who were so dedicated to the waves that they'd go out before 7 in the morning when it was only 6 degrees.

In just that small group, he found such expression as they left the water and such personality that he’d never seen attempted to be captured in surfers before.

Portrait of Thomas
Portrait of Thomas

By the time summer started to approach in 2015, he knew it was the perfect time to surpass the small series. He’s now shot over multiple weeks capturing over 100 individual portraits of surfers as they’ve left the water in the morning, all in the same style.

Portrait of Niraj
Portrait of Niraj

The Book

Wake is the perfect way to curate this mass of crafted portraits; into a story and visceral experience that evokes being on the beach with each surfer.

Portrait of Simone
Portrait of Simone

Bryce has started designing the book and it’s exactly what he first envisioned, a simple vignetted visual compendium of ‘the Bondi surfer’. 

Specifically, Wake will be near A4 in size, hard covered, just over 200 pages thick with premium photographic paper showing every detail of the subjects. 



Possible Cover Mockup
Possible Cover Mockup

The book however needs to meet a minimum print run to achieve a reasonable sale price that isn’t in excess of $150. If enough pre-orders are made, Wake can eventuate and immortalise a period of time at Bondi and spread a piece of Australian history. 



Portrait & Snippet of Peter
Portrait & Snippet of Peter

The book will be printed right here in Sydney and as Bryce is in Sydney too, it’s a local mission that can be supported worldwide. Whether you’re allured by the subjects, ever had a dip in Bondi yourself or appreciate the format of an art book, Wake is worth it as we have the highest expectations for it too.

Portrait of Grayson
Portrait of Grayson

Rewards

A Taste of Bondi (Reward)
A Taste of Bondi (Reward)

This Kickstarter is mostly setup to preorder the book but we also have some original landscape gift cards that are alway handy to have about and options that include an original fine art print of a Bondi landscape also taken by Bryce. Also, be sure to order a limited signed and numbered copy before they sell out.

Portrait of Pete
Portrait of Pete

Keep Updated at WaketheBook.com

Risks and challenges

The only foreseeable issues at this stage would be either a slight delay in printing or shipping, especially if we exceed our goal sizeably - although we have accounted for a little room already.



If anything should happen and when integral parts of the process are completed, we’ll be sure to keep all of our supporters updated until the entire project finishes.

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    Pledge AU$ 9 or more About $7

    A Taste of Bondi

    Share the view with three original Bondi prints from Bryce on greeting cards, suitable for birthdays and thank you alike - all on a premium thick card to get a taste of the glorious book.

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    Pledge AU$ 59 or more About $41

    WAKE (Limited Edition)

    Receive the first edition of WAKE, before anyone else. Ordering here, you'll receive one of the first 100 off the press, all individually numbered and signed by the author.

    This supreme publication is a look at Bondi like never before, solidify your piece of aussie history now. 100% Australian made.

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    WAKE

    Receive the first edition of WAKE, straight off the press. This supreme publication is a look at Bondi like never before, solidify your piece of aussie history now. Ordering here, you'll be supporting a young independent Australian artist and a 100% Australian made product.

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    WAKE with a view

    Receive a signed first edition of WAKE +
    a 12 x 16 inch original Giclée Fine Art Print of Bondi (your choice of photo, sampled in the greeting cards).

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    Pledge AU$ 2,000 or more About $1,360

    Patron of WAKE

    Receive a signed first edition of WAKE +
    a 40 x 59 inch original Giclée Fine Art Print of Bondi (your choice of photo, sampled in the greeting cards) + a thank you in the book.

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