We Did It!
Thank you to all the backers who have helped to fund the first print run of Wellard. If you missed out you can purchase your copy HERE.
At the beginning of 2016 my family and I travelled the 40km south along the train line, moving to the new development suburb of Wellard on the fringe of the Perth Metropolitan area. Perth is the most isolated city in the world, and also one of the most sparse, as a result of poor housing affordability. Young families looking to own a home and a patch of grass large enough to play backyard cricket on have been forced outward, either north or south into the satellite estates which seemingly erupt out of nowhere.
Wellard is a photographic document that investigates the nature of the Domestic Dream in 2017.
Photographed from 2016-2017 these images reflect on the concept of the Private Estate, identifying a culturally rooted desire for security and exclusivity which inevitably leads to separation and isolation. An autobiographical body of work, Wellard expresses my own struggle between a desire for both security and freedom.
Wellard was featured in Issue One of Negative Feedback Magazine. It has thus far been exhibited at Arthouse Dine at the Art Gallery of Western Australia and Paper Mountain Gallery in Perth, Western Australia. Other places it has been featured include:
- London Photography Diary
- Ankle Biter
- Uncover at the Perth Centre for Photography
See more of Wellard on my website - timpalman.com/wellard
Wellard has been featured by Huck Magazine - read it here.
I'm a 21 year old documentary photographer from Perth, Australia. I've recently finished studying my Undergraduate Degree in Photography at Curtin University. My photographic work is documentary in essence, but I often find myself taking a more poetic approach, as opposed to a literal or narrative one. I use, almost exclusively, large and medium format film cameras for my work, often developing and scanning the film myself
The culmination of this project is a 96 page photobook, containing 48 colour photographs, shot primarily on medium and large format colour negative film. The series includes landscapes, still lifes and portraits which document my own experience living in Wellard as well as portray the psychogeography of a private estate.
The book features an essay by curator Chelsea Hopper.
- 96 pages
- 48 colour photographs
- 9x11 inches
- 96 pages, text in English
- Hardcover, section sewn binding. Cloth cover with gold foil details.
These posters are of three different images, printed on high quality 200gsm photo satin paper. Posters arrive rolled in a tube, not folded.
The Gold Edition of Wellard with limited to 25 copies. It will be signed and includes;
- Gold-coloured cloth cover
- Gold painted paper edges
- Signed and edition 8x10 print exclusive to the Gold Edition
- Edition number stamped in gold ink on inside page
Regular + Gold Edition Double Pack
With this reward you'll receive a copy of the Regular Edition book, the Gold Edition (which includes a signed 8x10" print) and signed 4x5" unique sequencing print.
Five copies of Wellard for 33% off!
Risks and challenges
The project is complete, with the design and layout of the book largely complete. Having had experience with designing a photographic publication with the first three issues of Negative Feedback Magazine (https://negativefeedback.co.uk/shop/negative-feedback-issue-03/) I am confident the final book will be of a high quality.
I've thoroughly investigated all my printing options and have settled on a Chinese based offset printer, with customer support based in the US. The project is fully costed and if successful will fall below the target goal.
Also having had involvement with the successful Kickstarter Campaign for Negative Feedback Magazine (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/negativefeedback/negative-feedback-zine) I'm sure I have all the required tools to ensure a successful campaign, from social media promotion to fulfilment.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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