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By Brian Dowling
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About this project

 


Hello! My name is Brian Dowling and I am an American entertainment photographer working for Getty Images in Los Angeles and Berlin.

For the past three years, I have been photographing redheads around the world for my project "Redhead Beauty."  I wanted these images to show the natural beauty of women with red hair from almost 20 countries.  This project was done without make up artists, special lighting, and excessive Photoshop. I wanted it to be obvious these photos are real reflections of the model and for people to end their stereotypes of redheads.

 

Alina & Nastya from Ukraine
Alina & Nastya from Ukraine

 

Madelaine & Elainna from the USA
Madelaine & Elainna from the USA

 

Carmen & Willemijn from The Netherlands
Carmen & Willemijn from The Netherlands

 

Gracie & Aoife from Ireland
Gracie & Aoife from Ireland

 

Daria & Masha from Russia
Daria & Masha from Russia

 

Kirstie & Sophie from Scotland
Kirstie & Sophie from Scotland

 

Kristie & Jula from Germany
Kristie & Jula from Germany

 

Ricarda & Linda from Austria
Ricarda & Linda from Austria


WHY KICKSTARTER?

I chose Kickstarter to help spread my message and show the world the images I have created. With your support, the book will be published and I will have the confidence to keep my journey moving forward to new countries such as Brazil, Turkey, Israel, and many more.

HAVE YOU PHOTOGRAPHED MANY FAMOUS REDHEADS?

I have photographed many famous celebrities such as Julia Roberts, Amy Adams, Jessica Chastain, Emma Stone, Sophie Turner, and Julianne Moore, but the book is more focused on non-celebrity Redheads, although Madelaine Petsch from Riverdale is on the cover! 

THE BOOK DETAILS

+ Hardcover Book
+ 186+ pages
+ HUGE 9x12 inches (22.9x 30.5cm)
+ High quality matte paper
+ Shipped Worldwide from Philadelphia, USA

++ The Collector’s Edition ++

The Collector’s Edition will be limited to only 99 Copies.

+ Hardcover Book with a light charcoal gray cloth cover and matching cloth slipcover
+ Red foil stamping on both Book and Slipcover
+ 186+ Pages
+ High Quality 135lb weight matte paper
+ Your name in the book on our dedication page
+ Shipped Worldwide from Philadelphia, USA

Beata in Warsaw, Poland
Beata in Warsaw, Poland

 

Alisha in Odessa, Ukraine
Alisha in Odessa, Ukraine

 
FINAL THOUGHTS

If you've scrolled down this far, I thank you. This book just isn't about beautiful Redheads though. It's about helping people of all ages be proud of their red hair!  Redhead bullying is a REAL issue as I was even bullied for numerous year in school just for dating a redhead. Your pledge or book order will allow me to continue my photography project and to keep spreading positive vibes about people with red hair.  

Myself with Jessica Chastain, Emma Stone and Reba McEntire
Myself with Jessica Chastain, Emma Stone and Reba McEntire

 

Risks and challenges

All images for the book have been taken and edited. I have really enjoyed this journey so far, but the biggest challenge in my eyes is reaching the Kickstarter funding goal. So, if you enjoy my photographs and believe in our story, I would appreciate your help by backing this project and sharing my story.

Photographing over 130 models from 20 countries has been a fantastic journey! All monies requested for this Kickstarter are just for printing and shipping costs. All other expenses are from my pocket as I have enjoyed this project so much and the positive feedback it has gotten. If we go over this amount, it will be used to add more pages to the book and/or have a gallery showing to keep spreading our message. I have also spent numerous weeks talking to printers and viewing sample books, but know exactly who will be printing and shipping our books.

I look forward to your help and shipping out the books in June!

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