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A photo-exhibition of mainly collaborative work; exposing other creatives, illustrators and dancers.
A photo-exhibition of mainly collaborative work; exposing other creatives, illustrators and dancers.
A photo-exhibition of mainly collaborative work; exposing other creatives, illustrators and dancers.
83 backers pledged £3,398 to help bring this project to life.

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Update (Sept 2): TODAY IS THE LAST DAY! The campaign ends 22.30pm London GMT / 6.30pm EDT time. If you planned to contribute and receive a reward - now is your last chance. Please share the link if you can. Thank you!!! :) Ben x

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Hi, my name is Ben Hopper and I’m a photographer working in Hackney Wick, London, where I have been given the opportunity to have an exhibition at the Stour Space gallery.

Rather than just exhibiting my own work, I have decided to show all of the collaborative work I have been doing lately.

The exhibition will be called ‘Giving Something Back’ and will consist of 3 main projects:

Dancers on Rooftops’, ‘The Illustrated’ and ‘Hackney Wick Portraits

I want to be able to give a platform to all of this great new work. But in order to print everything in colour and mount it properly I need around £3500. This may sound expensive but this amount will allow me to use real photographic archival prints, professionally mounted. I'm asking for £2000 in hope to achieve this goal and stretch it further. £2000 is the minimum I need to make this thing a reality. If you guys help us with more money - we will simply be able to make the exhibition look better, with more work, and larger prints.

Anything you give helps. If you can't give, please share the link. I've also spent few days figuring out some epic rewards. For the first time - I can offer you an original t-shirt with my artwork. Anything you give from £5 will get you something cool. Special edition prints, shirts and even a photo-shoot with me!

THANK YOU! :) Ben

First collab with Harry Yeff (aka Reeps One) for 'The Illustrated'. Limited edition prints available as rewards!
First collab with Harry Yeff (aka Reeps One) for 'The Illustrated'. Limited edition prints available as rewards!
Slant Array. Collab #2 with Harry Yeff (aka Reeps One) for 'The Illustrated'. Special edition prints available as rewards!
Slant Array. Collab #2 with Harry Yeff (aka Reeps One) for 'The Illustrated'. Special edition prints available as rewards!
Dancer Rachel Burn for 'Dancers on Rooftops'
Dancer Rachel Burn for 'Dancers on Rooftops'
Nathalie Trogrlic for 'Dancers on Rooftops'
Nathalie Trogrlic for 'Dancers on Rooftops'
Left: Olga Stadnuk / Right: Lucia Tong for 'Dancers on Rooftops'
Left: Olga Stadnuk / Right: Lucia Tong for 'Dancers on Rooftops'
Article about 'Hackney Wick Portraits' on The Wick newspaper
Article about 'Hackney Wick Portraits' on The Wick newspaper

For questions email me at therealbenhopper@gmail.com

More info below. Here are some EPIC rewards for your help:

How to choose a print from REFERENCE DIAGRAM: Choose your reward category from the list above. Use SIZES CHART if needed:

  • A5 - 14.85 x 21 cm / 8.3 x 5.8 in
  • A4 - 21 x 29.7 cm / 11.7 x 8.3 in
  • A3 - 29.7 x 42 cm / 16.5 x 11.7 in
  • A2 - 42 x 59.4 cm / 23.4 x 16.5 in
  • A1 - 59.4 x 84.1 cm / 33.1 x 23.4 in
  • A0 - 84.1 x 118.9 cm / 46.8 x 33.1 in

Look at the list below and check for the CODE that corresponds with your choice. After you select the image and enter your details, type the CODE corresponding to your choice in between brackets following your STREET ADDRESS. Please do not forget to add the shipping amount manually to the total BEFORE you pay otherwise I will not be able to ship your print. PLEASE NOTE: if you do not enter a CODE I cannot guarantee your choices. Please email me the code if you forget to include it.  I will be updating this page marking sold-out rewards and adding new ones so check back!

See rewards in light RED on the rewards diagram above. If interested I can email you larger images of the exhibition's work for you to choose.
See rewards in light RED on the rewards diagram above. If interested I can email you larger images of the exhibition's work for you to choose.
See rewards in light RED on the rewards diagram above. If interested I can email you larger images of the exhibition's work for you to choose.
See rewards in light RED on the rewards diagram above. If interested I can email you larger images of the exhibition's work for you to choose.

Here's the 'REFERENCE DIAGRAM' for the print options:

Risks and challenges

The exhibition is happening regardless if this campaign a success or not.
If it's a success, we'll be able to show the work properly; using real photographic archival prints, professionally mounted for optimal display.
If not, I will have to keep the exhibition in a low budget form. Printing less images and ONLY pictures that work in black & white. All images will be printed on simple b&w paper prints. There will be NO colour hence the majority of the work simply won't be on display!
It will do no justice to the work, but this is the main risk taken.

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    Pledge £5 or more About $8

    You have my gratitude. Thank you!!! Your name will appear on the wall at the exhibition as a supporter as well as on my website later on.

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    Pledge £15 or more About $23

    The exhibition's title image printed on an A6 silk finish card, signed by the artist + handwritten personal thank you note on the back.
    Add £5 to ship outside the UK

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    Pledge £25 or more About $38

    World premiere - available for the first time - original B&W 'Betty on Brighton Beach' aka 'Naked Unicorn' T-Shirt.
    This is the most recognized image from my project ‘Naked Girls with Masks’. It has gone viral all over the internet and now 100 people can have the original shirt.
    Hand Screen-printed in London.
    Free to collect from exhibition / add £5 to ship in the UK / £10 elsewhere.
    Available in Men’s S, M, L, XL.

    To select size; after you select the shirt and enter your details, type your SIZE in brackets following your STREET ADDRESS.

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    Pledge £25 or more About $38

    Due to popular demand: WOMEN'S SIZES: World premiere - available for the first time - original B&W 'Betty on Brighton Beach' aka 'Naked Unicorn' T-Shirt. This is the most recognized image from my project ‘Naked Girls with Masks’. It has gone viral all over the internet and now first 25 EPIC LADIES can have the original shirt. Hand Screen-printed in London. Free to collect from exhibition / add £5 to ship in the UK / £10 elsewhere. I'll contact you about your address & sizes later.

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    Pledge £30 or more About $46

    A5 signed fine art print for you to choose!
    C-type print on Fuji Crystal Archive paper.
    See reference diagram for available prints.
    Free to collect from exhibition / add £5 to ship in the UK / £10 elsewhere.

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    Pledge £45 or more About $69

    'The Illustrated' print: ‘Reeps One (#1)’ by Yeff & Hopper.
    Small number of prints from a unique limited edition of 250 A3 archival museum quality C-type print of my first collaboration with Harry Yeff.
    Only 15 available though the Kickstarter!
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    Pledge £45 or more About $69

    The exhibition's title image 'Slant Array #1' - now in a Kickstarter special edition and for the first time ever available as a fine art print in a limited quantity!
    'The Illustrated' collaboration by Yeff & Hopper.
    Signed by both Harry Yeff (Reeps One) and myself. 12x16" C-type archival print. Only 15 available though the Kickstarter! Add £5 to ship in the UK / £10 elsewhere.

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    Pledge £50 or more About $77

    A4 signed fine art print for you to choose!
    C-type print on Fuji Crystal Archive paper.
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    Pledge £55 or more About $84

    ANY PRINT OF ANY PICTURE.
    In case you can’t find your favorite image on the rewards reference diagram just pick this reward to receive an A4 fine art print.
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    Pledge £70 or more About $107

    A3 signed fine art print for you to choose!
    C-type print on Fuji Crystal Archive paper.
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    Pledge £75 or more About $115

    Framed prints from my first solo exhibition in London THE BLACK AND WHITES (2010). These were used for display but valued at £120+. I will contact you about your available options.
    Free to collect from my London studio / add £15 to ship in the UK / £25 elsewhere.

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    Pledge £100 or more About $153

    A3 archival museum quality Giclee print on Hahnemuhle German Etching paper of my 'Betty on Brighton Beach' aka 'Naked Unicorn' picture. This is the most recognised image from my project ‘Naked Girls with Masks’. Limited edition of 25.
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    Pledge £120 or more About $184

    The FIRST EVER 'Dancers on Rooftops' image. Taken on a rooftop in Haifa, Israel in August 2008 during the sunrise. The background is Haifa Bay and the dancer is ballet trained Olga Stednuk.
    This is a C-type archival print, signed and numbered. Edition of 21.
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    Pledge £130 or more About $199

    A2 signed fine art print for you to choose!
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    Pledge £150 or more About $230

    EXHIBITION PRINT: 'The Illustrated' - This a Giclee print on Hahnemuhle Photorag paper, 12"x16" or A3, Edition of 21. I can email you all of the images available or you can come and decide in the gallery.
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    Pledge £230 or more About $353

    EXHIBITION PRINT: 'Dancers on Rooftops' - This a C-type archival print on, A2 size, Edition of 21. I can email you all of the images available or you can come and decide in the gallery. Add £5 to ship in the UK / £10 elsewhere.

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    Pledge £250 or more About $383

    A1 signed fine art print for you to choose!
    C-type print on Fuji Crystal Archive paper.
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    Pledge £285 or more About $437

    EXHIBITION PRINT: 'The Illustrated' - This a Giclee print on Hahnemuhle Photorag paper, A2 (420x594mm), Edition of 8. I can email you all of the images available or you can come and decide in the gallery.
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    Pledge £470 or more About $721

    A0 signed fine art print for you to choose!
    C-type print on Fuji Crystal Archive paper.
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    Pledge £500 or more About $767

    2 hour photo-shoot with me in my studio in London.
    After post-prossessing, you can walk away with your favorite 5 images. You are responsible for your own transportation and accommodations in London, UK. We will set a date that works for both you and me.
    2 available.
    You are responsible for your own transportation and accommodations in London, UK. I will set a date that works for both you and me.

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    Pledge £550 or more About $843

    EXHIBITION PRINT: 'The Illustrated' - The exhibition's title image 'Slant Array. Collab #2 with Harry Yeff'. This a Giclee print on Hahnemuhle Photorag paper, A1 (594x841mm), Edition of 5. Add £15 to ship in the UK / £20 elsewhere.

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    Pledge £1,000 or more About $1,533

    A0 signed fine art print for you to choose!
    C-type print on Fuji Crystal Archive paper.
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    Also includes: 2 hour photo-shoot with me in my studio in London.

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    Pledge £2,500 or more About $3,833

    The ultimate Hopper experience:
    ONE OF EACH REWARD!
    + Invite to exhibition's private view
    + The exhibition's title image printed on an A6
    + Unicorn T-Shirt
    + A5 C-type print
    + A0 Harry Yeff #1
    + A4 C-type print
    + A3 C-type print
    + A2 C-type print
    + A1 C-type print
    + A0 C-type print
    + 2 hour photo-shoot with me in my studio in London.
    Shipping worldwide for free or personal pickup.
    Please note the ‘Harry Yeff #1’ is A0(!) and not A4 as offered above!.

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