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This photobook is about how my daughter Lora (8) accompanied me through a dark, surreal & wonderful episode of anxiety and depression.
This photobook is about how my daughter Lora (8) accompanied me through a dark, surreal & wonderful episode of anxiety and depression.
This photobook is about how my daughter Lora (8) accompanied me through a dark, surreal & wonderful episode of anxiety and depression.
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"Papa, does everyone die?"

"Yes, sweetheart. Everyone."

"Even firemen?"

This book of photographs is about my daughter Lora (8). Or perhaps more about how she, unwittingly, accompanied me through a dark, surreal and wonderful episode of anxiety and depression. Where she sometimes simultaneously was the cause and the cure. 

This is my way, as a photographer, to deal with that. By making this book, I am trying to close this dark episode. Please support me in making this book, by pledging an amount. If this campaign succeeds, I expect to send you your copy of Even Firemen in January 2018.

Read more about the personal background story behind the book, here.

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NOTE: ALL PLEDGES OF €39 AND MORE ARE INCLUDING SHIPPING COSTS (!) TO ANY LOCATION IN THE WORLD

That means that for only €39 I will send you your copy, whether you live in New-Zealand, or just two blocks away.

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About me

I’m a photographer based in Amsterdam, Netherlands. I am fascinated by extraordinary interactions between people, often individuals, and their everyday surroundings.

How an apparently everyday moment can become a short story when photographed.

How a non–scripted moment can appear so surreal, meaningful, esthetic or humorous that it looks scripted. But it isn't.

I am thrilled when I succeed in doing this.

My photography has been featured in Harper's Magazine, Gup Magazine, New Dawn Paper, Interview, AnOther Magazine, De Correspondent, Het Parool, NRC, Boooooom, iGNANT, FeatureShoot and a few more.

With writer Maartje Wortel I have a column in Dutch newspaper Trouw called 1 image, 1000 words.

More about my work on my website: www.casparclaasen.com

About the book

The book will be a carefully designed and crafted hardcover, as I think this project deserves no less. The cover will be made of Imperial 4500 – a beautiful linen material, and the photos will be printed on 150 grams Arctic Volume Cream paper. The offset printing will be done by renowned Amsterdam printer drukkerij robstolk. Even Firemen will be about 80 pages and feature 47 photographs. The first edition will be an exclusive 250 numbered copies, and will be printed as soon as the crowdfunding target has been raised. After that, I will send you your copy.

VIEW A 30 PAGE PREVIEW HERE: https://issuu.com/evenfiremen/docs/ef_preview 

More photos from the book can be seen here: http://casparclaasen.com/evenfiremen.html

 

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Plague Press Publishing

I am proud that Even Firemen will be published by Plague Press Publishing – the publishing house of Magnum photographer Matt Stuart

 

Help publish this book

If you want to own a copy of Even Firemen – perhaps a signed copy, one that comes with a print of a photo from the book, or even have your name in the book – please support me by making a donation. Choose one of the options on this page.

And, if you can, help share this campaign on social media.

Many, many thanks. 

Caspar 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

For you? None. Your credit card will only be charged when the project reaches its funding goal of €9000. Then I will have the book printed at drukkerij robstolk, with whom I have already agreed on the project – the materials, the costs of printing and binding. After this, I will send you your copy of the book. If the project does not reach the funding goal, your credit card is never charged.

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    Even Firemen book + 2 hour workshop

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