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I would like your help in realising my dream of publishing my first book "At Home With The Furries".
I would like your help in realising my dream of publishing my first book "At Home With The Furries".
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My name is Tom Broadbent and I am a photographer based in London, England, United Kingdom and I'm asking for your help to make my project, "At Home With The Furries" into a book. 

In 2008 during a photo shoot for a magazine, I met my first furry, a six foot husky wolf called Smirnoff at a furry convention in London. Since then Smirnoff and members of the furry community in Britain have allowed me to photograph them in their homes, their gardens and their favourite local haunts.

Smirnoff, a husky wolf at home in North London
Smirnoff, a husky wolf at home in North London

"At Home With The Furries" is an unique insight into the furry fandom and approaches the subculture with a playful tone whilst treating it with respect and humility.  

Being a furry is about more than a costume, it’s a way of life, an identity that you choose. You can be a furry without ever wanting or needing to put on a fursuit. This project represents a nice, soft, fluffy, sometime scaly or feathery route into this fascinating world.

Bhavvels Bunny in his garden, East London (Limited edition print)
Bhavvels Bunny in his garden, East London (Limited edition print)

The book will consist of portraits of furries from all over Great Britain. It will be beautifully designed with a simple text and introduction to all the characters featured.   

Over the course of its development, "At Home With The Furries" has been featured in The Sunday Times Magazine, Wired Italy and Feature Shoot. Smirnoff, the husky wolf also appeared in the book, "1001 Photographs You Must See Before You Die" by Paul Lowe, published September 2017.   Eight images from the project were exhibited in January this year as part of the Absolut Manifesto Festival in Madrid, Spain.

"I always knew I was different. Spiritually you might feel you're a cat or a dog. By dressing up, you're replacing that" Lupestripe (R), a wolf and Syrrus, a fox at home in Leeds (Limited edition print)
"I always knew I was different. Spiritually you might feel you're a cat or a dog. By dressing up, you're replacing that" Lupestripe (R), a wolf and Syrrus, a fox at home in Leeds (Limited edition print)

There will be an accompanying essay by Laura Noble, the respected photography gallerist and curator and a text by Uncle Kage, the chairman of Anthrocon; one of the biggest furry conventions in the world, that happens in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania every year.  

"It's not about why, it's about why not" Edward Fuzzypaws, a poodle at home in Richmond (1 of 4 postcards)
"It's not about why, it's about why not" Edward Fuzzypaws, a poodle at home in Richmond (1 of 4 postcards)

The nature of furry seeps through every part of this book, from the flock cover material and design, illustrations, writing and of course the photography.   

Take a look at some of the amazing rewards on offer, we have custom-made furry tote bags, limited-edition prints, postcards, and the book itself, which for a special price will come in a custom-designed furry slipcase by the costume and furry designers, Curious Creatures.

Furry Tote Bag Reward
Furry Tote Bag Reward

It will be published through the imprint, Stay Free Publishing and limited to 750 copies. 

Book details: At Home With The Furries

Photographs and book concept: Tom Broadbent

Design: Struktur Design Ltd

Cover illustration: Alexandra Tomlin

Book illustrations: Dane Marinkovic

Size: 8 x 11 inch (21 x 28 cm) Portrait

Length: Approximately 100 pages

Printer: Ufuk Sahin, MAS, Istanbul

This book has been 10 years in the making and I hope you’ll support it. Don’t miss this chance to buy a limited edition copy of the book. I appreciate any support you can give me.

Fangorn, a Jedi tiger, Swansea (Limited edition print)
Fangorn, a Jedi tiger, Swansea (Limited edition print)
Saethwr, a red dragon in his garden, Cardiff (Limited edition print)
Saethwr, a red dragon in his garden, Cardiff (Limited edition print)
Sticks, the fox (2 of 4 postcards)
Sticks, the fox (2 of 4 postcards)
Akil Tawnybird, a gryphon at home in Hertfordshire (Limited edition print)
Akil Tawnybird, a gryphon at home in Hertfordshire (Limited edition print)
Zuki, a gargoyle at home in Milton Keynes (3 of 4 postcards)
Zuki, a gargoyle at home in Milton Keynes (3 of 4 postcards)
Moon, a deer in her local woods, Sheffield (4 of 4 postcards)
Moon, a deer in her local woods, Sheffield (4 of 4 postcards)

Video Credits:  

Direction, filming and concept: Tom Broadbent

A special thanks to Pazuzu, Lupestripe and Syrrus.

Additional thanks to Matt Writtle

Risks and challenges

The risks and challenges when publishing a photobook include the possibility of delay, but I have an experienced team behind this project dealing with the production and printing challenges involved in making great photobooks. If this campaign is successful, we will do everything possible to make sure the book is printed in May 2018 with delivery in August to backers.

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    Four postcards

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    Zuki, a gargoyle
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    The book (early-bird)

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    Furry tote-bag, signed book & postcards

    A custom-made bright orange faux-fur tote bag with pawprint design on the front for transporting your signed book in.
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    Signed book & limited edition print

    An 8 x 6 inch (20 x 15 cm) signed numbered print from an edition of 25 of Saethwr, a dragon mowing the lawn at home in Cardiff. This print edition is only available via this Kickstarter campaign.
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    Signed book & limited edition print

    An 8 x 6 inch (20 x 15 cm) signed numbered print from an edition of 25 of Lupestripe and Syrrus the Fox having a barbecue in Leeds. This print edition is only available via this Kickstarter campaign.
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    Furry book slipcase and signed book

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    Furry tote bag, book and print

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    An 8 x 6 inch (20 x 15 cm) signed numbered print from an edition of 25 of Saethwr, a dragon mowing the lawn at home in Cardiff. This print edition is only available via this Kickstarter campaign.
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    An 8 x 6 inch (20 x 15 cm) signed numbered print from an edition of 25 of Lupestripe and Syrrus the Fox having a barbecue in Leeds. This print edition is only available via this Kickstarter campaign.
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    Furry slipcase, book and print

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    An 8 x 6 inch (20 x 15 cm) signed numbered print from an edition of 25 of Saethwr, a dragon mowing the lawn at home in Cardiff. This print edition is only available via this Kickstarter campaign.
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    Furry slipcase, book and both prints

    A rainbow coloured faux-fur slipcase designed by the British company, Curious Creatures for your book.
    An 8 x 6 inch (20 x 15 cm) signed numbered print from an edition of 25 of Saethwr, a dragon mowing the lawn at home in Cardiff.
    An 8 x 6 inch (20 x 15 cm) signed numbered print from an edition of 25 of Lupestripe and Syrrus the Fox having a barbecue in Leeds. These print editions are only available via this Kickstarter campaign.
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    Akil Tawnybird print, slipcase, book

    A 12 x 8 inch (30 by 20 cm) signed numbered print of Akil Tawnybird from an edition of nine prints, sold with a certificate of authenticity.
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    Fangorn print, slipcase, signed book

    A 12 x 8 inch (30 x 20 cm) signed numbered print of Fangorn, the Jedi tiger from an edition of nine, sold with a certificate of authenticity.
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    A signed copy of the "At Home With The Furries" book with your name in the back as a supporter.
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    Fangorn Print, slipcase, signed book

    Owing to the popularity of the two prints of Fangorn that sold, I'm releasing three more print editions from the series of nine, the cost of this edition increases as it sells out.
    A 12 x 8 inch (30 by 20 cm) signed numbered print of Fangorn, the Jedi tiger from an edition of nine prints, sold with a certificate of authenticity.
    A rainbow coloured faux-fur slipcase designed by the British company, Curious Creatures for your book.
    A signed copy of the "At Home With The Furries" book with your name in the back as a supporter.
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    Bhavvels Bunny print, slipcase, book

    A 20 x 30 inch (75 x 50 cm) signed numbered print of Bhavvels Bunny, a rabbit gardening in Barking from an edition of five, sold with a certificate of authenticity.
    A rainbow coloured faux-fur slipcase designed by the British company, Curious Creatures for your book.
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