Tale of Men Magazine Project
One year ago, I started the project Tale of Men on instagram to collect stories of men, with focus on LGBT+ community, to hear about their happiness, emotions, love, struggles, dreams... So far, over 150 men of different nationalities have opened up to tell us their intimate and personal stories. Over 50.000 photographs have been taken.
By publishing the Tale of Men magazine, I want to share these stories and photographs in hope of creating connection and communication among people. After making a selection of stories and photographs, I have created 2 issues of the Tale of Men magazine, each issue contains 3 parts:
Part 1 includes 10 long stories with multiple photographs of 10 men.
Part 2 includes 8 short stories of 8 men with 1 photograph of each person.
Part 3 showcases the works of 4-5 invited photographers/artists who tell you about their work and their passion.
Self-publishing is a complicated and expensive process. I am a full time language teacher. Photography is my passion, as the project keep growing. I would like to reach out to a wider (international) public. Due to the financial limit, it's getting also difficult to maintain the project going as I do it voluntarily at my own cost. In the summer of 2018, I went on the first Tale of Men trip ever and visited Berlin and Portugal. There I met wonderful people who told their stories. I realise that the project has no geographical boundary. It would be an enriching experience to include people of different ethnicities, cultures and regions. Publishing the first 4 issues of the magazine will help to reduce the cost of the project and therefore to keep the project going.
Description of each issue:
- size: 230mm x 165mm
- 132 pages
- printed on high quality paper
- over 100 photographs
1) Tale of Men magazine (2 issues)
You can choose to own 1 issue or why not both issues
2) A set of 6 postcards.
3). Fine art black and white print
Analogue photograph, shot with Kodak 400TX film
Karim from Brussels in his apartment
Only 10 prints
Size: 30cm X 40cm
Why not share your stories and try the experience of Tale of Men storytelling? Or you simply want some photographs of yourself? Or even better, surprise that special person and give him/her a photoshoot?
If you choose this reward, we will discuss the photo shooting details, such as locations and date. Then we will meet in person and start the shooting which will last 2-3 hours.
After the shooting, you will receive a selection of best photos in digital format.
This reward is only for Belgian backers.
5). Advertisement in the magazine
Place your ad in the Tale of Men magazine and let the readers know your business.
Use of Fund
I have found a reliable Belgian printing company which has excellent reputation of printing magazines. The main use of fund will be printing the actual magazines. I trust it must be a great feeling to have them in hands!
Risks and challenges
The Tale of Men Magazine kickstarter project ends in November. If the goad is reached and the fund arrives in time, the magazines will be sent for production which takes about one week. The printed magazines will be ready for shipping in the end of November or early December.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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