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A self-published book of photographs by Barrett Emke.

I Was A Dream Of Myself Photography Book

I Was A Dream

A Dream

A Dre-ee-eeee-eeeam Of Myself

Photographs by Barrett Emke

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If you don't know me personally, I'm an art and editorial photographer from Kansas City, and I'm self-publishing my first book of photography. Previously my work has appeared in VICE, Bloomberg Businessweek, 'SUP Magazine, and Holy Ghost Zine.

Marsha, 2013 (Available as postcard print in donations)
Marsha, 2013 (Available as postcard print in donations)

I Was A Dream Of Myself is a collection of photographs that hints at its own context, collapsing time and place into a visual poem that drifts through that strange instance of being there. 

Quiet portraits transition fluidly into nameless landscapes that at once seem both familiar and mysterious, as the photographs shift and become shades and echoes of reality.

Erik, 2013 (Available as 11x14 print in donations)
Erik, 2013 (Available as 11x14 print in donations)

Details

Here's the kicker: if you donate at least $30 (the price the book will be sold for), you are essentially pre-ordering the book and will receive a limited edition signed softcover copy of I Was A Dream Of Myself. Full color, 8x11 inches, 84 pages and printed on premium matte paper. Edition limited to 200 copies.

I'm really adamant on making sure your donations to this project are worth your while. I believe I've come up with a plan that offers a hefty number of attractive incentives in the form of original postcards and limited edition prints both big and small in return for all levels of donations, as well as offering the book.

Funds

The funds I'm allocating for this project go 100% towards the cost of producing and shipping the book, as well as producing the prints and other items offered as incentives for donations.

About the book

8x11 inches, full color, printed on premium matte paper. Designed by myself. Edition of 200. Retail price approx. $30. Publication date: January 2014. 

Edge of Hell, 2012 (Available as 20x30 print in donations)
Edge of Hell, 2012 (Available as 20x30 print in donations)
Gravois Market, 2013 (Available as 30x40 print in donations)
Gravois Market, 2013 (Available as 30x40 print in donations)

Rewards

$30 Level: Special edition, signed softcover copy of the book for any level of donation $30 and above. Edition limited to 200 copies.

$45 Level: Special edition t-shirt with a photograph from the book. Choose from four different designs. See below. Printed on soft white tees and available in adult S, M, L, XL and XXL. (This level does not include a copy of the book.)

$50 Level: Special edition postcard with an image from the book along with a 4x6 print. 

$75 Level: Special edition t-shirt with a photograph from the book. Choose from four different designs. Printed on soft white tees and available in adult S, M, L, XL and XXL. This level includes a copy of the book.

Specter & Specter (Sunset) Shirts
Specter & Specter (Sunset) Shirts
Cat & Edge of Hell Shirts
Cat & Edge of Hell Shirts

$100 Level: Limited edition signed 11x14 print.

$200 Level: Limited edition signed 16x24 archival pigment print.

$300 Level: Limited edition signed 20x30 archival pigment print.

$400 Level: Limited edition signed 30x40 archival pigment print.

$500 Level: Limited edition, framed 16x24 archival pigment print.

$750 Level: Limited edition, framed 20x30 archival pigment print.

$900 Level: Very limited edition, framed 60x20 archival pigment print. 

Sue (Green Blanket), 2013 (Available ax 16x24 print in donations)
Sue (Green Blanket), 2013 (Available ax 16x24 print in donations)

THANK YOU! Please spread the word!

Thank you, thank you, thank you for looking! I would be forever grateful for your support, and please feel free to share this project with others who might be interested.

- Barrett

Say hello!

barrettemke [at] gmail [dot] com

http://barrettemke.com

http://barrettemke.tumblr.com

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

The biggest challenge I face is getting this project funded. Publishing a book is expensive and doing it myself without the financial assistance of a publisher is a risk. However, I've found a wonderful and reliable printer to render these photographs beautifully to the printed page, and I'm incredibly stoked to see this book in physical form and to share it with you.

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