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A book of phone photography from around the world.
A book of phone photography from around the world.
132 backers pledged $6,716 to help bring this project to life.

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The Story

The growth of the internet and social media has allowed for the emergence of new global communities that could have never before existed. Recently I discovered one of these communities, a group of talented photographers taking pictures on their phones and sharing them online. Instead of documenting autobiographical events, their photos focused on aesthetic details and abstraction. The ease and accessibility of phones create the opportunity for these photographers to capture moments that would otherwise be missed.

As I became more familiar with these photographers and their work, the desire to create a compilation of their images quickly grew. Sharing photos through social media is a quick and effective way of publishing content, but the ephemeral nature of the internet can also be unsubstantial. I reached out to a select group of people whose work I have a great deal of respect for, hoping that a handful of them would be interested in sharing their work in a more permanent medium. After receiving an overwhelmingly positive response from every person I contacted, we decided to make a book together and I began the process of curation and design.

The Publication

The book is called 31mm Vol.1 and is a collection of work from 25 photographers from around the world. It is 6 inches by 8 inches in size and 260 pages long, printed in color on matte art paper and perfect bound. The cover will be die-cut, with a removable archival quality inkjet print of one of the images from the book. The edition size will be two hundred copies.

The Future

We hope to continue this project beyond Volume One and create more publications featuring other talented phone photographers. We have put a great deal of work into this project. It is fully designed and ready to go to print, but we need your help to make it a reality. Check out some of the rewards, and let's make something great together. Thank you!

Featured Photographers

The cover with a removable print from the book.
The cover with a removable print from the book.
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Bruce Hidalgo
Bruce Hidalgo
Joe Earley
Joe Earley
Jessica Hunkin
Jessica Hunkin
Signed art prints available from Jonathan Meyer
Signed art prints available from Jonathan Meyer
Signed art prints available from TJ Tambellini
Signed art prints available from TJ Tambellini
Signed art prints available from Jason Powell
Signed art prints available from Jason Powell
Signed art prints available from Antonella Tignanelli
Signed art prints available from Antonella Tignanelli
Signed art prints available from Jimmy Crandall
Signed art prints available from Jimmy Crandall

Risks and challenges

There are very few potential risks with this project. I have already had multiple meetings with the printer and the book files are ready to send. The only potential risk would be an unexpected delay in printing or shipping. I will keep all supporters updated throughout the printing process and will inform them if there are any such delays.

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    A pack of 4 postcard sized prints from the book (you may specify the photographers you would like to receive prints from). Price includes shipping in the US.

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    One copy of 31mm Vol.1 along with 5 interchangeable cover prints. Price Includes shipping in the US.

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    Two copies of the book, each with 5 cover prints. Price includes shipping in the US.

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    One limited edition, signed 8x10 archival quality art print (see available prints on the left). You will also receive a book with 5 cover prints. Price includes shipping in the US.

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