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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Apr 19 2016

About

Book cover featuring the image 'The Right Path'
Book cover featuring the image 'The Right Path'

This project is currently on hold and will be relaunched later this year.

Nine years ago I developed the condition ME / CFS and had to step back from my garden design and landscaping company. Once diagnosed and taught how to manage the condition I began to look for a way to once more be creative. Initially I set out to capture images of the female nude in the landscape, but this proved difficult, the logistics of planning a location shoot, predicting the weather, booking a model and feeling well enough to work on a given day would affect me negatively and make me ill, also the images were far from what I had planned to capture. So, I began shooting the elements of an image independently, on my 'good days', maybe in the woods or at the beach, maybe trees and rocks, maybe a nude or a model in full costume in my small studio. Later I would bring these elements together on the computer to create artworks that are inspired by peoples stories, their dreams but also emotions and myth, imagination and magic. I believe it is this approach and method of working that has given rise to my recognisable but distinctive style. However, as time has moved on I have begun to understand and live with my ME, I am better at planning for the 'good days' and more of my work is now shot on the day on location, as you will see from my images.

Thornback
Thornback

My logo image featuring the Beautiful Becks.

The Book

The Book will be a hard cover (21cm x 27cm) coffee table art book with 128 pages featuring a minimum of 112 full page photographic images, printed on high quality (wood free) silk photo paper (170gsm).

The foreword to the book has been written by international model and actress Rebecca Tun and its pages feature over twenty models from as far apart as Iceland and Spain, Belgium and Canada, Bristol and Bridgwater.

All the images are completed and the design set, all that remains is to finish some accompanying descriptive text for the last few artworks and add the acknowledgement pages at the end of the book. The books RRP is £35.99.

Feelings
Feelings

The printer is ready to go. If this project is successful the book will be printed in England by CPI Group UK and I will be involved with, and overseeing the initial print run to ensure design and colour reproduction is as close to my vision as possible.

Close one's eyes and simply believe...
Close one's eyes and simply believe...

'This might be my favourite thing about Thornback’s work and how he presents it - it’s that mixture of humour and seriousness which conveys a lightness of heart that comes from a deep place'. Rebecca Tun

Low tide on a Monday morning...
Low tide on a Monday morning...

 'A visual Gothic novel' Anita De Bauch

 Behind the scenes video featuring the Wonderful Anita De Bauch.

I am a Butterfly, I am not a Moth.
I am a Butterfly, I am not a Moth.
Time
Time

Models.

Without a model, it is just an idea. To create my images I have worked with emerging new models just starting out in their career and professional models at the top of their genre. All were chosen to bring an idea to life, to add their individual talent, look and presence to the final image. All have been beautiful, professional, patient, brave, and passionate about their work, oh, and all are slightly eccentric, but in a lovely way.

I see me...  (2nd Choice for the books cover)
I see me... (2nd Choice for the books cover)

 Limited edition fine art prints.

A selection of images from the book will be available as limited edition Giclee fine art prints at two sizes and will form part of some rewards.

A3+ Medium size prints limited to an edition of 200. Signed and numbered by me as the artist. (RRP £90.00).

16'' x 16'' or 16'' x 28'' or 16 x 32'' Large size prints limited to an edition of 20. Signed and numbered with an accompanying certificate of authenticity by me as the artist. (RRP £480.00).

Large print information can be viewed at the link below

https://www.artfinder.com/product/i-see-me/

Prints are produced on Hahnemuehle Photo Rag Fine Art Paper 310gsm using archival inks at Gallery / Museum quality.

A selection of prints from the books images will be posted on my website here;

http://www.thornback7.com/#!the-book/n3r1r

Supporters of the project.

Please read through the rewards, I hope the selection I have chosen has a broad scope and that there is something there for everyone. However, if my artwork is not to your taste, you can still support me by telling your friends and sharing this project on social media.

A big THANK YOU to all supporters of 'Phantasmagoria'.

Risks and challenges

To minimise printing and shipping risks I have chosen to work with a UK printer that is based not far from me in Melksham, Wiltshire. I have had meetings, a number of phone calls and numerous ongoing emails from and to the printers finalising reproduction, storage and shipping details. They are an international company that have printed and distributed literature prize winning books and best sellers. I have complete faith in their ability to print the book to my expectations and to the highest of photographic quality, within the time frame they have stated.

Shipping.
The book will be shipped by the printers in sturdy cardboard packaging.

Prints.
Prints will be shipped by me in a bubble wrap lined sturdy cardboard tube.

If anything does occur that impedes the production / shipping / delivery of rewards (such as industrial action) I will be in touch with backers that are affected and will look for other ways to ensure safe delivery.

Overseas backers are responsible for any import duties on the rewards.

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    An A4 sized open edition (small) fine art Giclee print of the books cover image 'The Right Path', signed by the artist. And a Big 'Thank You' for supporting my project.

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    A signed copy of the book 'Phantasmagoria'. Your name printed on the project supporters acknowledgement page. (Only the initial print run of 1000 will be signed).

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    Pledge £39 or more About $47

    A signed copy of the book. Your name printed on the project supporters page. An A4 sized open edition fine art Giclee print of
    'The Right Path' (the books cover image)
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    Pledge £55 or more About $67

    A signed copy of the book. Your name printed on the project supporters page. Three A4 sized open edition fine art Giclee prints.
    'The Right Path' (the books cover image) 'Thornback' (my logo image)
    'I See Me' (2nd choice for the books cover)
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    One for you, one as a gift.
    Two signed copies of the book 'Phantasmagoria'. Your name printed on the project supporters acknowledgement page. (Only the initial print run of 1000 will be signed).

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    Pledge £80 or more About $97

    A signed copy of the book 'Phantasmagoria' and a signed and numbered A3+ Size Giclee (Medium) Limited edition of 200 fine art print. Your choice of print from the books images. (Artwork to chose from will be published on my website) Your name printed in the book on the project supporters acknowledgement page.

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    A signed copy of the book 'Phantasmagoria' and 3 signed and numbered A3+ Size Giclee (Medium) Limited edition of 200 fine art prints. Your choice of print from the books images. (Artwork to chose from will be published on my website) Your name printed in the book on the project supporters acknowledgement page.

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    A signed copy of the book 'Phantasmagoria' and a signed and numbered Large size (28'' or 32'' x 16'') Giclee Limited edition of 20 fine art print. Your choice from a selection of prints from the books images. (Artwork to chose from will be published on my website) Your name printed in the book on the project supporters acknowledgement page.

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    Become part of your own Artwork. A half day modelling shoot with me, half on location half in my home studio. I will produce between 6 and 8 fully edited images of you in fantasy landscapes, portrait and full shots edited in my style. You will receive the jpeg files and all edited images printed as Giclee's at A4, plus one print of your choice at A3+ size. And, of course a signed copy of the book, and your name printed on the project supporters page.

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    A signed copy of the book 'Phantasmagoria' and 3 signed and numbered Large size (28'' or 32'' x 16'') Giclee Limited edition of 20 fine art prints. Your choice from a selection of prints from the books images. (Artwork to chose from will be published on my website) Your name printed in the book on the project supporters acknowledgement page.

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    Become part of your own Artwork. A full days modelling shoot with me, half on location half in my home studio, we will be accompanied by a professional makeup artist and have several changes of wardrobe. Plus a local pub lunch. I will produce between 12 and 16 fully edited images of you in fantasy landscapes, portrait and full shots edited in my style. You will receive the jpeg files and all images printed as Giclee's at A4, plus three prints of your choice at A3+ size. And, of course a signed copy of the book and your name printed on the project supporters page.

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