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Skin Tones - A coffee table book of artistic portraits that aims to capture as much ethnic diversity as possible.
Skin Tones - A coffee table book of artistic portraits that aims to capture as much ethnic diversity as possible.
Skin Tones - A coffee table book of artistic portraits that aims to capture as much ethnic diversity as possible.
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Front and back cover images(subject to change)
Front and back cover images(subject to change)

THE PROJECT

Hi, Chesterfield Hector here, thank you for visiting my Kickstarter page! This project started a year ago. I first got the idea for this book in 2012. I wanted to do a project focussing on beauty in different shades. However, I had only been doing photography for a very short time so I didn't take the idea any further. In August 2016, I unexpectedly lost my mum. This was completely devastating. It made me realise how precious life is and how important it is to chase your dreams while you are able to. This book is dedicated to the memory of my mother.  

THE PHOTOS

I chose the topic because I wanted to show that beauty comes in every shade and promote a message of being comfortable in your own skin. I also think this message is extremely relevant given the recent increase in xenophobic attitudes. We live in a world where it has become commonplace for world leaders to use hateful rhetoric to divide society.

There will be 30 to 40 models featured in this book. Most of the models I have found through agencies, but a few I have scouted through social media or on public transport. I have tried to capture as much diversity as possible in the book and ensure that all skin tones are included. I also want to shoot more models who represent all body types and age groups.

 

 

I have photographed  a lot of models for this project, and I have selected only the best photos so some shoots might not make the cut. 

A mockup of the cover
A mockup of the cover

This hardcover photo book will have a dust jacket will be approximately 90 pages, measuring 20 x 25 cm, printed on high quality photo paper.

Images depicted may not necessarily appear  in the book
Images depicted may not necessarily appear in the book

 

Risks and challenges

I am 85% finished shooting the photos for the book. I have enough images for the book but want to make sure I capture as much diversity in shapes, sizes as possible.

If the goal is not met, no money will be taken. If the goal is met, the funds will be used for production & shipping so that the book can be made, and hopefully be in your hands by December 2017.

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    Pledge £39 or more About $50

    Early Bird Special!

    Receive one copy of SKIN TONES - Standard Edition

    + A shoutout on my Instagram pages: @chesterfieldhector
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    "Skin Tones" The Book

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    + A special thank you with YOUR NAME CREDITED IN THE BOOK!
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    Special Collector's Edition

    Receive one copy of SKIN TONES - Collector's Edition
    + A special thank you with YOUR NAME CREDITED IN THE BOOK!
    -Printed on Mohawk proPhoto Gloss Photo Paper (190 gsm)
    -Imagewrap cover printed on Linen
    + A shoutout on my Instagram pages: @chesterfieldhector
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    Special Collector's Edition II

    Receive one copy of SKIN TONES - Collector's Edition
    -Printed on Mohawk proPhoto Gloss Photo Paper (190 gsm)
    -Imagewrap cover printed on Linen
    + A limited edition 7" x 7" portrait book, including portraits featured in the book and some additional portraits not seen elsewhere.
    + YOUR NAME CREDITED IN THE BOOK!
    + A shoutout on my Instagram pages:
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    Ultimate Kickstarter Special

    A portrait by Chesterfield Hector at his studio in London (travel not included) a coffee and one or two bottles of cider.

    Receive one copy of SKIN TONES - Collector's Edition
    -Printed on Mohawk proPhoto Gloss Photo Paper (190 gsm)
    -Imagewrap cover printed on Linen
    + A limited edition 7" x 7" portrait book, including portraits featured in the book and some additional portraits not seen elsewhere.
    + A special thank you with YOUR NAME CREDITED IN THE BOOK!
    + A shoutout on my Instagram pages:
    @chesterfieldhector
    @skintoneproject

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