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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Fri, November 9 2018 9:40 AM UTC +00:00.

Zheng ChiBy Zheng Chi
First created
Zheng ChiBy Zheng Chi
First created
€3,299
pledged of €6,000pledged of €6,000 goal
75
backers
24days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Fri, November 9 2018 9:40 AM UTC +00:00.

About

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.

Why Kickstarter?

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. 

The Magazines:

Issue 1 & Issue 2
Issue 1 & Issue 2

Description of each issue:

  • size: 230mm x 165mm
  • 132 pages
  • printed on high quality paper
  • over 100 photographs

ISSUE 1

Sample 1: Bertrand from France
Sample 1: Bertrand from France
Sample 2: Christos from Greece
Sample 2: Christos from Greece
Sample 3: Kevin-Paul from  Belgium
Sample 3: Kevin-Paul from Belgium
Sample 4: Mike & France from Germany
Sample 4: Mike & France from Germany
Sample 5: featured artist - Arthur from Belgium
Sample 5: featured artist - Arthur from Belgium


ISSUE 2

Sample 1: Ruben from Belgium
Sample 1: Ruben from Belgium
Sample 2: Marcel&Matthias from Germany
Sample 2: Marcel&Matthias from Germany
Sample 3: Jeroen from Belgium
Sample 3: Jeroen from Belgium
Sample 4: Olivier from Belgium
Sample 4: Olivier from Belgium
Sample 5: featured artist - Jordi from Spain
Sample 5: featured artist - Jordi from Spain

Rewards

1) Tale of Men magazine (2 issues)

Tale of Men Magazines
Tale of Men Magazines

 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

Print, limited edition
Print, limited edition

Analogue photograph, shot with Kodak 400TX film

Karim from Brussels in his apartment

Only 10 prints

Size: 30cm X 40cm

4). Photoshoot

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

Use of Fund
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.

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    Set of Tale of Men postcards

    Set of 6 postcards

    Size: A6, 105 mm x 148 mm, premium paper

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    Tale of Men Magazine Issue 1

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    - size: 230mm x 165mm
    - 132 pages
    - printed on high quality paper
    - over 100 photographs

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    • Tale of Men Magazine Issue 1
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    Tale of Men Magazine Issue 2

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    - over 100 photographs

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    Tale of Men Magazine Issue 1 & 2

    Issue 1 & 2

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    2 issues of magazine + postcards

    Issue 1 & Issue 2 + set of postcards

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    • Tale of Men Magazine Issue 2
    • Set of Postcards
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    1 Fine Art Print

    Analogue photograph, with Kodak 400TX film

    § Size: 35cm X 40cm
    § Hahnemühle PhotoRag Baryta Glossy FineArt paper 315gsm, 100% cotton
    § Signed and numbered by the photographer.
    § Frame and matt not included
    § Limited edition: only 10 copies

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    • Print: Karim
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    Print + Magazines + Postcards

    All rewards above!

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    • Tale of Men Magazine Issue 2
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    • Print: Karim
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    Photoshoot (only for Belgian backers)

    I will meet you in person and we'll do a photoshoot of 2-3 hours.

    A wide selection of final results will be delivered to you digitally.

    No commercial and event shooting.

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    Advertise in Tale of Men Magazine

    Place your advertisement in the magazine.

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