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I am creating a catalog with 100 limited edition, fine art nude photographs. With an exploratory style and a touch of the surreal, these are an unapologetic celebration of beauty and the female form.

Nobody can buy every photograph I make, but the catalog allows you to enjoy all my new designs and support my future endeavours. Funds raised will be used to conduct photo shoots in January, compensate models, create props and backgrounds, and, of course, create your rewards.

Often bold and uninhibited, sometimes subtle, these compositions are an aesthetic examination of captivating feminine forms. Each image is an artistic nude, created by me, and offered as a limited edition photograph in the catalog. The new artistic compositions are separated into themes, each with a brief introduction written by me. Themes include industrial nudes, body in the landscape, music and dance, aquatic including underwater, and surreal. 

The catalog will have a high-end periodical feel with a hefty cover. My biggest catalog to date: 'zine size (8.5x11 inches/22×28 cm) and featuring 100 limited edition fine art nude photographs on offer for 2018.

If you own my previous catalogs, I'm excited to announce this upgrade in the dimension, print quality, and number of images from previous years!

Hoisted Stalion
Hoisted Stalion

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Collectable Art Communiqués:  An upgraded version of my collectable gallery cards. A pair of 5.5x8.5 inches/14x22 cm art communiqués. Heavyweight (100lbs glossy paper) full color on both sides.. Each dedicated to a specific artwork. $14

Digital Exhibit Catalog: High resolution (200dpi) digital/PDF catalog with same content as physical catalog. Downloaded. $25

Physical Exhibit Catalog: A printed prospectus with 100 art images. Premium color printing on 80lbs paper. 8.5×11 inches/22×28 cm. My biggest catalog to date! $50

 

Digital+Physical Catalog: $65

Collectable Communiqué Stack & Catalog: Catalog plus stack of ten 5.5x8.5 inch/14x22 cm art communiqués. This reward and all above it also include the digital catalog. $100

Collectors Edition & Communiqué Stack: Special collector's edition hardcover catalog, autographed with glossy cover plus stack of twelve communiqués, one also autographed. $170

Deluxe Oversized Exhibit Portfolio Album: 13×11 inches/33×28 cm hardcover portfolio album, reproductions of the 20 newest and distinctive artworks. $295

Enthusiast Package: Oversized portfolio album, collector's hardcover edition catalog,  18x12 inch/46x30 cm limited edition photograph. $575

Benefactor Package: Enthusiast rewards + Two limited edition photographs: 30x20, 27x18 inches/76x51, 69x46 cm. $1234

Art Lover Package: Collectors Edition catalog, 12 communiqués plus three limited edition photographs 36x24, 30x20, 27x18 inches/ 91x61, 76x51, 69x46 cm. $1488

Connoisseur Package: Collectors edition catalog, 12 communiqués plus four limited edition photographs 40x27, 36x24, 30x20, 27x18 inches/ 102x68, 91x61, 76x51, 69x46 cm. $2320

Catalog Specifications

  • Cover: 80lbs Semi-gloss (216 gsm) for heft and protection 
  • Paper: 80lbs Matte text (118 gsm) paper
  • 100 images on 24 pages
  • 8.5x11 inches/22×28 cm

Collectors Edition Hardcover with Dust Jacket

  • Special collector's edition cover design
  • Glossy full color hardcover
  • 8.25x10.75 inches/21x27 cm
  • Paper: 70lbs

Art Communiqués

  • An upscaled version of my collectable gallery cards.
  • Each communiqué is a stand-alone informational piece, corresponding to a single featured artwork.
  • Heavy (100 lb) gloss paper stock.
  • Two-sided, full color conversation piece with image and written artist commentary on the composition, style, interpretation, and process.
  • Can be enjoyed with or without owning the corresponding limited edition photograph.
  • 5.5x8.5 inches/14x22 cm (half-page US letter)

A stack of 12 communiqués can be added to any reward by adding $50 to your pledge. Ask me how to manage your pledge to combine rewards.

Art Communiqués (Collectible Gallery Flyers)
Art Communiqués (Collectible Gallery Flyers)

Limited Edition Photographs Specifications

  • Archival quality for 100+ years of image stability with no perceptible color shift or fading.
  • Printed on the highest quality smooth fine art paper
  • Sizes of 18x12 inches to 40x27 inches. Intended to be matted and framed.
  • Strictly limited to the numbered quantities. No proofs or additional sizes will be produced.
  • I sign and number each photograph
  • A certificate of authenticity is included

I put the utmost care into my photography equipment, starting with the camera and lighting, and that commitment continues with the printing.

I work with a local, single-owner, fine art printing business to produce the highest quality results available. I work exclusively with Imaging Arts Printing in Charleston and trust him implicitly due to his extensive knowledge and commitment to quality.

 

Hope with guitar (square)
Hope with guitar (square)

 

"Purification"
"Purification"

  

Angel and Demon
Angel and Demon

 

Nymph at Waterfall
Nymph at Waterfall

 

Underwater Bubbles
Underwater Bubbles

 

Underwater Surface Reflection
Underwater Surface Reflection

 

Antique Saxophone and New Player
Antique Saxophone and New Player

Check out more 2018 images I'm working on, on my site. What you see are just the beginnings, I'll be including many more new artworks between the end of the Kickstarter and the release of the catalog.

The higher-end packages include a commission (or two.) This means I will create an artwork based on your input. This could be your favorite model or theme, but you just haven't seen the exact one you want. I will show you various options and weigh your opinions (1st, 2nd choice) to help refine what you want. Once an image is chosen, I will consult with you again on several directions I'm thinking about taking it. The final commissioned image will be in my style, influenced by your input. 

The catalogs will be carefully packaged as collectables with plenty of padding and rigidity to protect them. All rewards are guaranteed to arrive in pristine condition.

US standard shipping is included in reward prices. Limited edition photographs are delivered via Priority Mail and take 3 business days for most. Catalogs and cards take 9 days or less. International shipments are sent via first class mail. If you are outside the US and don't want to wait for regular delivery, ask me to quote express delivery.

Available are limited edition archival photographs. This catalog will be the 2018 debut for many designs, each in single size. Once each limited edition is finished, it will not be reprinted. Many of these archival photographs are being first offered here on Kickstarter and will be available to the public in 2018 through major art dealers.

You are reserving your archival photographs before they are available through art dealers. The price you pay reflects this direct-from-artist purchase.

"Limited Edition," is thrown around haphazardly, but it has a legal definition in 11 US states. I take it seriously, producing small numbers of artworks under my direct supervision. I personally inspect, sign, and number each one.

Artists have produced limited edition art for centuries. The process begins by choosing a trusted printmaker. These photographs are made with archival inks and 100% cotton rag paper. The product is acid free and the colors are guaranteed to remain at their original brilliance for at least 150 years. Each photograph is personally inspected by me for quality and consistency before I sign and number it.

The photographs are printed on a very heavy (300 gsm) matte finish papers. The museum-quality process provides dense color coverage that is as opaque and vivid as a painting. These are not posters or homemade; they should be framed or placed into suitable storage for lifetimes of enjoyment.

I work directly with a skilled, local printmaker who specializes in art prints. We work together to ensure each color and small detail appears are exactly as I intend. If anything isn't perfect, we destroy the photograph and make another one. Each image is printed in a single size, strictly limited to the indicated quantity. A certificate of authenticity is included.

20x30 inch size demonstrated
20x30 inch size demonstrated

 

"Archival" is an important word for art photography; it means the  printing process is chosen for its long-term stability. I researched extensively for the best process, independently tested to last at least 100 years with zero change in color. This doesn't mean they will disappear in 100 years, just when you could start to notice a change. I print with a local expert, using 12-color opaque pigmented inks on acid-free fine art paper. Contact me for more details.

 

Each hand signed, numbered photograph is an original. The albums/catalogs are reproductions of those originals.

Rest assured that you are buying direct from the artist and all signatures are by me, and not a surrogate (as happens with mass merchandising "art" producers.)

I have a bachelor's degree in art. I studied painting and drawing, but photography became my media of choice. I sell my art through my own website and online dealers. Whenever I can sell my art directly to collectors I enjoy the personal connection to the art's destination. I was recently featured in the print catalog by one of the art dealers and am now creating my own.

It takes me about 40 hours to plan, shoot, and complete each image that becomes a limited edition photograph and the entire process can span more than a year.

One of my images in an art dealer catalog
One of my images in an art dealer catalog

 

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Risks and challenges

This is a low risk project. Many of the designs are completed and I am familiar with the production process. In my many projects it is rare to have delays. If it does take a little more time it is to ensure quality. If anything does get off track I keep backers informed.

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