Hi! My name is Friso Spoelstra and I'm a documentary photographer from Amsterdam, The Netherlands. This fundraising is meant for my upcoming photobook 'Devils and Angels, Ritual Feasts in Europe'. For more than 10 years I visited numerous feasts to record this on photographs and film, in 16 European countries .
'Devils and Angels' is about Europe but goes beyond the politics of Brussels. A festive rollercoater through the continent. It brings together stories about individual uniqueness and sometimes surprising similarities in the different cultures. The main theme is the immaterial cultural heritage of Europe, where local culture and tradition remain visible.
The photographs will be accompanied by narratives about the different ritual feasts, translated and edited by Douglas Heingartner.
Here you see a selection of the work that is available as limited collectors prints in different sizes. All printed on Hahnemuhle paper in seizes of 20×30, 30×45 or 50×70 cm.
For any questions,suggestions and/or requests; email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Check out my Facebook page website of this project http://www.devilsandangels.eu/ or my own: http://www.frisospoelstra.com/#!/index
Yours sincerely, Friso Spoelstra
Risks and challenges
To release a photobook is a big challenge. Yet I believe this is worth the risks because this will be a unique book. And that cannot be surpassed by any presentation on the web.
Another challenge is of course the Kickstarter campaign itself beacuse of it's an all or nothing concept. Apart from that, is there the Kickstarter fee (5% of total funds raised) and the payment processing fees (3% + €0.20 per pledge).
Therefore it's important to cover these expenses to make this book see the light of day.
Other challenges are shipping and distribution of the books, prints and the specially designed usb sticks around the world. With hopefully not too much delays.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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