La Noir Image- Documenting the Monochrome Lifestyle
Creating the world's best magazine on fine black and white photography for iOS and Android.
La Noir Image is a website that was launched in the later part of last year. It focuses on the best of black and white photography and challenges photographers to think more critically about their own thoughts on the medium.
After a short hiatus, the business is looking to take its next big step forward: the creation of an digital magazine for iPad and Android. While the website in and of itself is quite good, it doesn't offer the interactivity that a true e-magazine can offer. Here's our prototype; but please note that the final version will be a fully functional app using what the web offers us.
The current prototype is a basic PDF, but we envision the final magazine as an app with subscriptions that will have issues available for download. What you'll get is a much more all encompassing experience where you curl up with your tablet and delve into the content we work so hard to put together.
The magazine will also evolve into doing more than just basic interviews. Our current vision also includes:
- Tutorials on black and white
- Photo essays from photographers
- Musings about black and white photography
- Occasional video segments/features
Yes, a magazine is going to do this: I want it to embrace the full potential of the web.
To do this though, we need funds. These funds will help to pay for all the expenses the magazine will accrue within the first year. Beyond that though, I believe in fair pay: and I'm looking to treat my employees fairly in terms of compensation. Think about it: wouldn't you want to get paid for your talent?
If successful, we'll be able to get the first issue out by September. After that it will be offered monthly with various and incredibly fair subscription tiers to suit your budget. But for the Kickstarter, you'll have a chance at a number of other goodies.
Thanks a lot for reading; please help us to make something beautiful.
Apart from subscriptions to the E-Zine, most of our rewards pull from my own body of work. I have been a photographer for years, and I picked a handful of images that I think fit perfectly as 'thank you's.
Post cards at the lower levels can be added to your art collection, or sent to friends. T-shirts (Prototype design below) will let you show your support of the new project. Posters of my favorite black and white image, signed by me, are also up for grabs.
Lastly, you get a chance to learn, or be photographed, by me. The session will last for two hours, and if you have a theme you want to focus on, I will do my best to accommodate you. (Some notes- 18yrs+, must be in NYC area, Reward dates subject to scheduling issues for both parties involved)
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask before pledging!
Risks and challenges
I'm very confident that La Noir Image will run smoothly. I have an excellent team working with me to produce the monthly publication, and to get the rewards out on time. I have been producing regular blog content for more than half a decade now, and I know the challenges associated with producing a publication. That said, I am using a platform that I have not published on before, and that may create some minor delays for the publication. I will keep everyone up to date if any unforeseen problems arise.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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