Share this project

Done

Share this project

Done
A festive rollercoaster through Europe. About places and days where local culture and traditions remain visible.
A festive rollercoaster through Europe. About places and days where local culture and traditions remain visible.
50 backers pledged €4,603 to help bring this project to life.

About

Devils & Angels, Ritual Feasts in Europe project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound

€4,603

50

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.

sample of the dummy
sample of the dummy

The photographs will be accompanied by narratives about the different ritual feasts, translated and edited by Douglas Heingartner.

Lecturis is the publisher and the design is done by renowned designer Teun van der Heijden.

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.

Fikre's Dowry, Bulgaria
Fikre's Dowry, Bulgaria

For any questions,suggestions and/or requests; email me at: friso@frisospoelstra.com. Check out my Facebook page website of this project http://www.devilsandangels.eu/ or my own: http://www.frisospoelstra.com/#!/index

Thanks!

Yours sincerely, Friso Spoelstra

Feste Pagano of Sardinia, Italy
Feste Pagano of Sardinia, Italy
The Eastermen of Ootmarsum, Netherlands
The Eastermen of Ootmarsum, Netherlands
The Eastermen of Ootmarsum #2, Netherlands
The Eastermen of Ootmarsum #2, Netherlands
La Chiena of Campagna, Italy
La Chiena of Campagna, Italy
Pomak Wedding, Bulgaria
Pomak Wedding, Bulgaria
Midsummer Night, Latvia
Midsummer Night, Latvia
Waiting for the band to play, Easter in Bulgaria
Waiting for the band to play, Easter in Bulgaria
Transylvanian Castle, Romania
Transylvanian Castle, Romania
14th of July in Brittany, France
14th of July in Brittany, France
Karpathian Wedding, Greece
Karpathian Wedding, Greece
The Flour War of Galaxidi, Greece
The Flour War of Galaxidi, Greece
Vastelaovend, Netherlands
Vastelaovend, Netherlands
Kukeri of Bulgaria
Kukeri of Bulgaria
Pomak Wedding #2, Bulgaria
Pomak Wedding #2, Bulgaria
Walpurgis Night, Germany
Walpurgis Night, Germany
Walpurgis Night #2, Germany
Walpurgis Night #2, Germany
Les Pailhasses, France
Les Pailhasses, France
Midsummer Night #2, Latvia
Midsummer Night #2, Latvia
Halloween in Derry, Northern Ireland
Halloween in Derry, Northern Ireland
Jaiak in Basque Country, Spain
Jaiak in Basque Country, Spain

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

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge €30 or more About $39

    You get the book (signed upon request)

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    32 backers
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge €40 or more About $52

    You get the book (signed upon request)
    + 1 specially designed usb stick with several short movies from this project

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    10 backers
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge €100 or more About $130

    You get the book (signed upon request) + 1 specially designed usb stick with several short movies from this project + 1 print 20x30 (in edition of 25, signed and numbered): you may choose from the shown images

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 5 backers
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge €160 or more About $207

    You get the book (signed upon request) + + 1 specially designed usb stick with several short movies from this project + 1 print 30x45 (in edition of 25, signed and numbered): you may choose from the shown images

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 1 backer
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge €280 or more About $363

    You get the book (signed upon request) + 1 specially designed usb stick with several short movies and sound clips from this project + 1 print 50x70 (in edition of 25, signed and numbered): you may choose from the shown images

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 1 backer
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Select this reward

    Pledge €550 or more About $712

    You get the book (signed upon request) + 1 specially designed usb stick with several short movies from this project + 1 day photography workshop in Amsterdam for 2 persons lead by yours truly

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    1 backer
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (41 days)