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The Désiré project

This is a project that I have been working on for several months. It began with my archiving older photographic images, filing them and generally organizing all the images I have taken over the past 20 years. As I was reviewing all of these photographs, it occurred to me that some of the images that I had previously decided not to use, either due to accidental camera shake or double exposure, had very strong compositional value to them. Coincidentally, at the same time that I was going through my old photographs, I had been researching historical Albumen printing process for possible use in printing my still life images. The still life photographs all include antique tin type portraits, and researching alternative and longstanding methods of printing seemed fitting.  Then an idea came to me.

I started by creating a digital negative a la’ Dan Burkholder, with whom I had the pleasure of working back in 1996. After creating the negative and outputting via Lightjet onto clear film, I sent the new experiment to a NYC lab that I knew still did alternative processes. 

I was very impressed with the result! In June of 2012 I finished my selection process, choosing the previously discarded images that now shine in this new series. I realized that due to the cost, technical complexity and size limitations that are part of the Albumen process, it may not be the best way to go, but I wanted to maintain the aesthetic of the Albumen printing process as they complemented the images superbly. I would like to publish this new series in a limited edition photographic book.

Why I need your help

The funds raised via Kickstarter will allow me to complete, print and publish a third book of photography based solely on these rediscovered images. 

This collection of the newly created Desire’ series will be produced as a limited edition, 26 page 8” x 10” hardcover photographic book printed on real archival quality photographic silver-halide paper.  

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Risks and challenges

Many hours of research and many hours of experimenting with different materials for output. I have worked in many different mediums in my life and have always rose to the challenge of any project.

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    Your name will also be listed on my website with my thanks.

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    One signed vintage postcard from my first book, "Fruit of the Secret God" and a 3"x 3" photo sticker of one of the new De'sire' images.

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    2 mp3's of original songs from 2 of my short films: "Destin"and "Gears"- both composed by iNsCissorS, plus all of the above.

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    Set of 6 vintage postcards from "Fruit of the Secret God", all signed by John Santerineross, plus all of the above.

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    One 8"x10" signed print from new De'sire' series, open edition (comes with certificate of authenticity) plus all of the above.

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    One 8"x10" signed print from new De'sire' series, open edition (comes with certificate of authenticity) **supporter's choice of image from 5 images shown on the rewards page (see links at bottom of page)**, plus postcard set, DVD & sticker.

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    A signed copy of John Santerineross' second book "Dream", plus one 8"x10" signed print from the new De'sire' series, open edition (comes with certificate of authenticity), **supporter's choice of image from 5 images shown on the rewards page (see links at bottom of page)**, plus the postcard set, DVD & sticker.(International supporters $175 USD to cover cost of shipping.)

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    One 11"x14" signed print from new De'sire' series, open edition (comes with certificate of authenticity, **supporter's choice of image from 5 images shown on the rewards page (see links at bottom of page)** plus one copy of "Dream", the postcard set, DVD &
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    One signed copy of NEW De'sire' Book, plus one 11"x14" signed print from new De'sire' series, open edition (comes with certificate of authenticity),
    **supporter's choice of image from 5 images shown on the rewards page (see links at bottom of page)** , plus one copy of "Dream", the postcard set, DVD & sticker. (International supporters $525 USD to cover cost of shipping.)

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    Signed copy of NEW De'sire' Book , plus one 16"x 20" numbered (limited edition of only 50), signed print from new De'sire' series (comes with certificate of authenticity) **supporter's choice of image from 5 images shown on the rewards page (see links at bottom of page)**, plus one copy of "Dream", the vintage postcard set, DVD & sticker. (International supporters $1,050 USD to cover cost of shipping)

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    Signed copy of John Santerineross' first book "Fruit of the Secret God" (This publication is EXTREMELY RARE!!! It is out of print and only 3 remain available!) Plus a signed copy of the NEW De'sire' Book, one 16"x 20" numbered (limited edition of only 50), signed print from new De'sire' series (comes with certificate of authenticity), **supporter's choice of image from 5 images shown on the rewards page (see links at bottom of page)**, one copy of "Dream",the vintage postcard set, DVD & sticker. (International supporters $2,050 USD to cover cost of shipping.)

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