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My name is Chloe Rosser, I am a photographer living in London, England, and I'm asking you to help me produce my first photography book, 'Form & Function'. 

I studied photography at Falmouth University and I'm now represented by L A Noble Gallery in London.

My photography deals with the human figure, looking at our relationship with our own bodies and the human condition. It's a relationship which is fraught and complicated. We are constantly under pressure to live up to conventional and unrealistic ideas of beauty. We want our bodies to be this perfect housing, but it can't always live up to these ideals.

© Chloe Rosser - Function 1, 1 - 2018
© Chloe Rosser - Function 1, 1 - 2018

In my images I am exploring this by transforming the body into a fleshy sculpture, enabling you to look at the human form differently. You notice the colours in the skin, the marks on the flesh and the contours of the body.

None of the images are photoshopped, they're all real bodies. I use contorted poses to abstract the figures, while still retaining many human qualities.

© Chloe Rosser - Form 4, 4 - 2013
© Chloe Rosser - Form 4, 4 - 2013

I've made this work to challenge mainstream concepts of body image by capturing a fluidity of gender and identity. I worked with people with a variety of skin tones and body shapes with ages ranging from about twenty to sixty and including people of a non gender binary. And in these images they all stand on equal terms. With a so often male dominated subject area, I offer a female perspective.

© Chloe Rosser - Function 2, 3 - 2018
© Chloe Rosser - Function 2, 3 - 2018

The projects 'Form' and 'Function' have been exhibited in the UK and Europe and is actually on show right now as a solo exhibition with L A Noble Gallery, at Photofusion in London, England. It's on until 18th June 2018 so you can visit and see the images in the flesh! Pun intended.

The projects have been featured in many magazines and books, such as the Huffington Post, Wall Street International, Blow Photo, Genda Magazine, and Max Joseph Magazine. 'Form' was selected as a winner by ArtSlant Prize, a finalist in the Renaissance Photography Prize, it has been longlisted for the Aesthetica Art Prize and chosen as an 'Editor's Pick' by Life Framer.

© Chloe Rosser - Function 1, 3 - 2018
© Chloe Rosser - Function 1, 3 - 2018

Your support will fund all the production and printing costs needed to make this beautifully designed book possible. It will be a run of 500 books which will be 28 x 24cm in size and will include an essay by Laura Noble, director of L A Noble Gallery. It will feature around 90 images, made up of two of my projects, the first one 'Form' and my newest body of work, 'Function'. The design has already been completed by the amazing graphic designer, Claire Parsons-Brown.

Have a look at some of the rewards you can receive. There's postcards, the limited edition book itself, your own signed and editioned sculptural kit of silk clay in 6 different skin tones, 2 limited editioned prints in two sizes, only available through this Kickstart campaign, or even a one hour photoshoot with myself. All these rewards are pictured below.

Reward: Skin coloured Sculptural Kit. Create your own forms.
Reward: Skin coloured Sculptural Kit. Create your own forms.
Reward: 3 of the postcards available, 4th postcard is a surprise image.
Reward: 3 of the postcards available, 4th postcard is a surprise image.
Reward: Limited edition print © Chloe Rosser - Function 2, 8 - 2018
Reward: Limited edition print © Chloe Rosser - Function 2, 8 - 2018
Reward: Limited edition print © Chloe Rosser - Function 2, 9 - 2018
Reward: Limited edition print © Chloe Rosser - Function 2, 9 - 2018

Book Title: Form & Function

Published with: Stay Free Publishing and limited to 500 copies.

Photographs and book concept: Chloe Rosser

Design: Claire Parsons-Brown

Size: 24 x 28 cm, Portrait

Length: Approximately 100 pages

Printer: Gavin Martin, London, UK

Everything is ready to go, I just need your help to make this a reality! I really appreciate any support you can give me.

© Chloe Rosser - Form 1, 1 - 2013
© Chloe Rosser - Form 1, 1 - 2013
© Chloe Rosser - Function 3, 1 - 2018
© Chloe Rosser - Function 3, 1 - 2018
© Chloe Rosser - Function 6, 9 - 2018
© Chloe Rosser - Function 6, 9 - 2018
© Chloe Rosser - Function 8, 3 - 2018
© Chloe Rosser - Function 8, 3 - 2018
© Chloe Rosser - Function 1, 8 - 2018
© Chloe Rosser - Function 1, 8 - 2018
© Chloe Rosser - Function 4, 1 - 2018
© Chloe Rosser - Function 4, 1 - 2018

Risks and challenges

The risk and challenge involved here would be the chance of delay with printing and delivery. However, I am working with a graphic designer who is very experienced in printing and she will organise this step. We have already chosen Gavin Martin to print with, obtained a quote and enquired on their turn around time. I have factored this in to my schedule and allowed plenty of time for both printing and delivery. We will do our utmost to get the books and rewards delivered on time in September.

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    Four Postcards

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    Sculptural Kit: 3 Pots of Silk Clay

    Create your own forms with a signed and editioned sculptural kit, created especially for this Kickstarter campaign.
    You will receive 3 pots of silk clay in 3 different skin tone colours. The colours will be selected randomly. Colours can be mixed together to create your own bespoke tone. This will also include access to campaign updates.

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    Sculptural Kit: 6 Pots of Silk Clay

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    The Book (early bird)

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    The Book

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    The Book, Signed!

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    Signed Book & Four Postcards

    You'll receive a signed copy of "Form & Function", the book and four postcards.
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    Signed Book & Sculpture Kit: 3 Pots

    You'll receive a signed copy of "Form & Function", the book and a sculpture kit of 3 pots of silk clay. Create your own forms with a signed and editioned sculptural kit, created especially for this Kickstarter campaign.
    This will include a signed copy of the book with your name in the back as a supporter and 3 pots of silk clay in 3 different skin tone colours. The colours will be selected randomly. Colours can be mixed together to create your own bespoke tone. This will also include access to campaign updates.

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    Signed Book & Sculpture Kit: 6 Pots

    You'll receive a signed copy of "Form & Function", the book and a sculpture kit of 6 pots of silk clay. Create your own forms with a signed and editioned sculptural kit, created especially for this Kickstarter campaign.
    This will include a signed copy of the book with your name in the back as a supporter and 6 pots of silk clay in 6 different skin tone colours. The colours will be selected randomly. Colours can be mixed together to create your own bespoke tone. This will also include access to campaign updates.

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    Signed Book, Postcards & Sculptural Kit

    You'll receive a signed copy of "Form & Function", the book, 4 postcards and a sculpture kit of 6 pots of silk clay. Create your own forms with a signed and editioned sculptural kit, created especially for this Kickstarter campaign.
    This will include a signed copy of the book with your name in the back as a supporter and 6 pots of silk clay in 6 different skin tone colours. The colours will be selected randomly. Colours can be mixed together to create your own bespoke tone. You will receive 4 postcards, 3 of which are pictured plus one other surprise image. This will also include access to campaign updates.

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    Two Books

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    Limited Edition Print (S) & Signed Book

    You'll receive a print (18 x 12 cm) of 'Function 2, 8' (two figures, pictured) from a limited edition of 12, which comes with a certificate of authenticity and is only available via this Kickstarter campaign.
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    Limited Edition Print (S) & Signed Book

    You'll receive a print (18 x 12 cm) of 'Function 2, 9' (one figure, pictured) from a limited edition of 12, which comes with a certificate of authenticity and is only available via this Kickstarter campaign.
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    Limited Edition Print (L) & Signed Book

    You'll receive a print (28 x 19 cm) of 'Function 2, 8' (two figures, pictured) from a limited edition of only 8, which comes with a certificate of authenticity and is only available via this Kickstarter campaign.
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    Limited Edition Print (L) & Signed Book

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    Both Limited Ed Prints (S) & Signed Book

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    1hr Photoshoot with Myself & Signed book

    Have a one hour portrait photoshoot with myself. You decide the direction of the shoot and whether it is you to be photographed or someone else of your choosing. It could be anything from a classical portrait, to you becoming one of my 'Forms'.
    From the shoot, you will receive a signed print of your choosing (30 x 20cm) as well as 20 high resolution digital files.
    You will also receive a signed copy of "Form & Function", the book with your name in the back as a supporter and access to the campaign updates.
    If choosing someone else to be photographed, you must obtain their agreement. I retain copyright of the images but you may print and use them freely for personal usage.

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    Both Limited Ed Prints (L) & Signed Book

    You'll receive 2 x prints at (28 x 19 cm). One print of 'Function 2, 8' (two figures, pictured) and also one print of 'Function 2, 9' (one figure, pictured). They are both from limited editions of only 8, both come with a certificate of authenticity and are only available via this Kickstarter campaign.
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