What is Reciprocal Failure?
Reciprocal Failure is an 80 page zine that collects the work of more than thirty talented photographers from all over the world.
Printed on 150 gsm silk art paper, and perfectly bound between heavy duty 300 gsm Strathmore fine weave board, the publication is of exceptional quality. This is no roughly photocopied zine project. Instead, the final product is more equivalent to a high-end boutique magazine, which is fitting, because it houses a collection of genuinely high-end photographs by some of the classiest contemporary photographers.
Curated by Lucas DeShazer and featuring the work of Ben Aguilar + Richard Aldred + Jason Andrescavage + Rohan Bassett + Martin Brummell + Travis Bumgarner + Phillip Chicola + Alex Concannon + Drew Davis + Daniel Delidjakov + Lucas DeShazer + Jeremiah Dunn + Paul Frederiksen + Michael Garbutt + Ben Gibb + Jeff Gordon + Tim James + James Kullmann + Logan Nickels + Glenn Nielson + Tom Olson + Will Pemulis + Matthew Penrod + Max Piepenbrink + Zack Pintchik + Nate Pritchard + Antoine Queinnec + Incognitus Rex + Matthew Ribkoff + Thomas Rintjema + Aaron Rourke + Isaac Sachs + Hernando Salles + Anthony Shade + Douglas Tiedt + Manuel Van Dyck + Tham Jing Wen + Andrew Williams + Chris Wimbrow + Rob Wissman
This is no airy-fairy dream. The curating and design of Reciprocal Failure is complete. A proof has been created and checked. All we need now is for the global masses to pour their money into this Kickstarter campaign so that we can start the printing process. Barring any unforeseen delays, Reciprocal Failure should be arriving on doorsteps the world over no later than April this year.
Where does the money go?
There isn't any profit to be made with this project - it's a labour of love. That's why there are no discounts for larger orders. The $22 pricetag covers the cost of printing the physical copy of the zine, Kickstarter fees, packaging materials, the cost of having a proof produced and a small margin to purchase spare copies of the zine in case any mysteriously disappear in the arcane workings of the postal system.
Shipping costs reflect the actual cost of shipping via Australia Post.
Risks and challenges
The biggest risks are:
1. That copies get lost in the post. I've budgeted in money to cover for this possibility.
2. That my calculations are wrong and I end up losing money on this project... in which case, I'll just suck it up and live with it.
- (30 days)