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Two shots only, no retakes or retouching. The next stage of a portrait series started in NYC. To be made into a limited edition book.
Two shots only, no retakes or retouching. The next stage of a portrait series started in NYC. Photographed in London and made into a limited edition book.
Two shots only, no retakes or retouching. The next stage of a portrait series started in NYC. Photographed in London and made into a limited edition book.
60 backers pledged $4,610 to help bring this project to life.

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Parallax: LONDON, a portrait project about people and film.

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I started shooting Parallax because I wanted to photograph the people around me that are NYC in my life. The nightlife, fashion, friends, and even just faces on the train that make NYC what it is for me.

From the first roll.
From the first roll.

The series is shot entirely with black and white film, and with each subject, I only take two frames. Just two shots - no retakes, and no retouching. Both images are then displayed side by side. Parallax is definitely about people, but is also very much about the medium and process that I love. Photography for me, is about those less common photographic ideals (at least nowadays) of getting it right the first time, being honest, and embracing the times when something goes awry. You can see the NYC series here: http://rc-parallax.com/

The camera battery died, hence this happy accident.
The camera battery died, hence this happy accident.

For a while now, I've been making plans to take Parallax on the road. London is a place that has always felt like home to me - I've worked there often, and it was my first choice for the continuation of the series. It's an opportunity to work with and photograph the people of another city that I love, in the same way that I've done here in NYC.

Shooting for Sotheby's in London last year.
Shooting for Sotheby's in London last year.

I'm excited about the people that are already on board, and looking forward to getting to meet the others that I'll have the privilege of photographing. It will be a 2-3 week trip, photographing at least 30 people. The negatives will be developed, scanned, and made into a book.

Using Kickstarter to produce this next series of Parallax isn't just about crowd funding, it's about taking a project that I love, and sharing it. There's something powerful about shooting not just for myself, and not simply for a client, but for a group of people that are all invested in that singular goal. As a backer, you'll be invited into the design/proofing process of the book, and be able to provide input into the final product. The concept becomes ours, and I would be honoured to have you on that team.

The funds raised will go towards travel, film, and production costs, and of course the production of the book, and of course, the backer rewards.

The rewards for backing this project will involve prints of the actual portraits, the book, one of kind polaroids shot during the trip, access to behind the scenes images documenting the process of shooting the series itself, as well as portrait sessions in London or NYC.

Polaroids from shooting the Moustache Calendar in London
Polaroids from shooting the Moustache Calendar in London

Risks and challenges

• Ensuring travel and accommodations are within budget.
• Organizing sometimes multiple shoots a day across London as a whole.
• Securing the right channels for potentially both US and EU production of various rewards.
• Designing and delivering finished product across various mediums

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Over the last few years I've spent weeks at a time photographing on the road, with a lot of time in the UK and London specifically. I know the city well, and have had to source locations and organize people for much more complicated shoots. As I mentioned earlier, London is a place that feels like home to me, and is full of friends, so travel and accommodation once there won't be much different than here in NYC, and won't cost too much. The main expense with travel is the airfare, and I'm budgeting with a safe margin, to ensure it doesn't take from other expenses.

In producing the Moustache Calendar, I became very familiar with the production and delivery process in both the US and the UK. Specifics will have to ironed out as it relates to individual rewards and where they'll need to be sent, but in general, it is a process I'm comfortable and experienced with.

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    Thank you! Your name will be included with the rest of the backers as one of the producers of this project, in both the book and online.

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    An e-book of the entire series and access to an exclusive online production/shooting diary with updates on the trip, including behind the scenes photos. - - - You'll also be included in the design/proofing process of the final products.

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    I'll send you a postcard from London. It will be a one off unique print from behind the scenes photos taken while shooting around the city. - - - You'll also get the e-book, have access to the production diary, and be included in the design/proofing process.

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    18"x24" poster with all the photos from the London series. - - - You'll also get the e-book, have access to the production diary, and be included in the design/proofing process.

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    Come along and assist on one of the shoots. Travel not provided, available only in London. - - - You'll also get the e-book, have access to the production diary, and be included in the design/proofing process.

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    A framed original polaroid. Will be shot on location during scouting and shooting. Only ten available as part of a limited edition. - - - You'll also get the e-book, have access to the production diary, and be included in the design/proofing process.

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    Softcover book, 8.5"x11" landscape format, 40 pages, perfect bound, containing the entire London series, along with notes. Signed and numbered first edition of 50. - - - You'll also have access to the production diary, and be invited to join the design/proofing process.

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    Framed 12x16" diptych of your choice from the series. - - - You'll also get the e-book, have access to the production diary, and be included in the design/proofing process.

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    Hardcover book, framed 12x16" diptych of your choice from the series, postcard sent from London. - - - You'll also have access to the production diary, and be invited to join the design/proofing process.

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    A portrait session in either London or NYC. One roll of medium format BW film - 10 frames. Up to three people can be included in the shoot. Scanned copies of the negatives and a set of prints will be provided. Transportation not included. - - - You'll also get the e-book, have access to the production diary, and be included in the design/proofing process.

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    A portrait session in either London or NYC, hardcover book, framed 12x16" diptych of your choice from the series, postcard sent from London. Transportation to the shoot not included. - - - You'll also have access to the production diary, and be invited to join the design/proofing process.

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