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A photo book portraying jazz musicians in a collection of instant photographs.
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THE PROJECT

"Instant Stage" is my first-ever photography book, based on a project that I have started almost three years ago. My name is Ioana Tăut and I am a Romanian music and fine art photographer based in Berlin.

Instant Stage - front & back cover
Instant Stage - front & back cover

The photographs in this book capture onstage moments of a number world famous of jazz musicians like Arild Andersen, Bobo Stenson, Bill Frisell, Dennis Chambers, Joshua Redman,Tomasz Stańko and Tommy Smith among others. Each photograph in the "Instant Stage" book exists only as a single original photograph on instant film. In addition, nearly every photograph has been signed personally by the musician depicted. Most of the photographs in this book have been captured over the past three editions of the Gărâna Jazz Festival in Romania. The rest have been created during the Timișoara Jazz Festival, also in Romania.

The “Instant Stage” series was created using instant cameras and instant black and white film exclusively. All photographs in this book have been created using two instant cameras: a Polaroid AF Sun 660 and the beautiful Polaroid SX-70 Land camera, Alpha 1 model. As far as film goes, I chose the black framed, black and white film by The Impossible Project – a film that hasn’t been produced since early 2017.

Polaroid AF Sun 660 (left) and Polaroid SX-70, Alpha 1 (right)
Polaroid AF Sun 660 (left) and Polaroid SX-70, Alpha 1 (right)

What motivated me to turn this series into a book, was people's enthusiastic reactions towards my project. While I have decided not to sell any of these photographs for now, I still wanted to give something tangible to those who like them and support the idea of this project.

WHAT ARE THE FUNDS FOR?

The funds raised on Kickstarter will go towards designing, editing and printing of the book. With your generous support, the book will be printed and bound in full colour, spanning over 44 pages, featuring over 30 artists, ensuring high production standards.

Support an exceptional book project today that will charm you with the pure magic of instant cameras and film!

Please spread the word and share this project with those you think may be interested. With your support, I sincerely look forward to making this book a reality. Its release date is set for the end of Mai 2017.

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BOOK DETAILS

31 ARTISTS

35 INSTANT PHOTOGRAPHS

44 PAGES

20.5x 20.5 cm

Ioana Tăut, Photographer
Ioana Tăut, Photographer

ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHER

Starting as a concert photographer focusing mainly on rock and alternative music, turning later to jazz, she has photographed artists and bands like Suede, Placebo, Nick Cave, Jethro Tull, Rufus Wainwright, The Crimson Projekct, Ravi Coltrane, Jack DeJohnette, Tigran Hamasyan, Stanley Clarke, Tom Harrell, Dave Holland, or John Scofield. Ms. Tăut has collaborated with a number of online magazines in Romania, Czech Republic and the USA. Since 2014 she has worked as the official concert photographer of the Gărâna Jazz Festival in Romania - a festival considered to be among the most important jazz festivals in Europe. More recently, Ms. Tăut developed a passion for instant photography, which has become her main photographic focus. Through her exploration of the use of instant film, Ms. Tăut is documenting various subjects in a unique series of fine art work. Ms. Tăut is based in Berlin, where she has collaborated with the jazz record label ActMusic and the prestigious Berliner Philharmonic for the jazz series, Jazz at Berlin Philharmonic.

Risks and challenges

I anticipate very little risk with the delivery of this product. The book layout is being finished right now. I have decided on a printing house and about to proceed with the first printing test of the book.
My plan is to have it ready for shipping in late May.

As with any self-publishing project, there may be delays in completing the final draft of the book, but if so, I'll keep everyone posted.

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    "THANK YOU" POSTCARD

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    BOOK

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    BOOK + DEDICATION

    Receive a printed copy of "Instant Stage" with a handwritten dedication. The copy will be numbered and signed by the photographer.

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    HARDCOVER BOOK + POSTCARD

    Receive a printed copy of "Instant Stage" in hardcover edition. This reward is limited to a number of 10 copies, each numbered and signed by the photographer. With your book, you will also receive "Instant Stage" postcards.

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    HARDCOVER BOOK + DEDICATION

    Receive a printed copy of "Instant Stage" in hardcover edition with a handwritten dedication. This reward is limited to a number of 5 copies, each numbered and signed by the photographer. With your book, you will also receive "Instant Stage" postcards.

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    INSTANT PHOTOSHOOT

    A one-on-one customized photography session and workshop in Berlin, using instant film. We will walk through Berlin and I will use one pack of instant film to photograph you in the places you want to be photographed. In the meantime, I will walk you a bit through the history of instant photography and where it is now. I also give you a small workshop, explaining you more about how instant film and cameras work, so that, by the end of the day, you are ready to take some shots yourself (with the second pack of film)!

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