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Art nude photobook autographed hardcover, collector cards, album; an homage to classic pin-up, stylized color, and distinct aesthetic.
Art nude photobook autographed hardcover, collector cards, album; an homage to classic pin-up, stylized color, and distinct aesthetic.
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I'm creating a photobook of 100+ art nude images, collectible gallery cards, and limited edition art prints. 

It is a position of privilege to stand on the shoulders of the pin-up artists who created the genre. I am inspired and humbled by them.

In Ample Beauty, I pay homage to classic pin-up with my contribution to the aesthetic. My style includes choosing colors with the same discretion as I would an oil painting. In art school I learned to draw, paint, and make photographs. Through this process I learned not only to appreciate the choice of subject, but to accentuate details and to mix the colors to evoke emotions.

Model: Hope
Model: Hope

Through composition and color, I spend many hours in editing software to bring my style to the subject. Upon inspection you may notice the subtle color shifts, angles of view; but other changes may not be obvious. Although proficiency is important to me, technique is only a means to an end; not for its own sake. My mind is on designing the scene in front of the camera and exhibit it in a way that engages the viewer. These images are as much imagination as reality.

The Photobook

Rough draft of the cover
Rough draft of the cover

The photobook is organized into visual themes. Each theme is introduced with a brief essay written by the artist. One hundred or more images, many of them full page. A variety of models are included. Hardcover printed in the USA by Ingram for sharp, vibrant colors to make the images pop.

  • Available first-edition hardbound, glossy photo-wrap cover, autographed
  • Available softcover (Ingram UK printing for EU delivery)
  • Page size 8.5x11 in, 22x28 cm
  • 70 lbs luster paper
  • Premium full-color printing

Deluxe Oversized Portfolio Album

A collection of top images printed on super high quality paper. Contains a mix of subtle and provocative image in the style of the project. $295 includes domestic shipping.

  • 26 distinct images (not found in other content)
  • Oversized 13x11 inches, 33x28 cm
  • Limited to 15 copies
  • Hand numbered and signed by artist A K Nicholas
  • Printed on 140 lbs ProLine Pearl photo paper by Mohawk
  • Black linen hardcover with laminated photo dust jacket
  • Durable library binding
  • Heavyweight end sheets

Because there will be only 15 copies, and it is included in all upper rewards, there can be no more than 15 backers for all levels combined at $295 and above.

 More Images

There's not enough room to show everything here, take a look at more images on my site

Anna
Anna

 

Alexis
Alexis
Click for larger images on my site
Click for larger images on my site

 

                   

            

Sarah H
Sarah H

 

Carly
Carly

 Collectable Card Set

A set of ten double-sided cards, a different image on the front of each. Backs contain text explaining the project and techniques. 5x7 inches, 127x178mm, heavyweight 17 point card stock. One card in set autographed by artist A K Nicholas. $12 for two, $49 for set. Printed in USA.

Backer Updates

Backers will get exclusive updates including behind-the-scenes photos and videos of the studio, book layout, and insights into what I am doing and the motivation behind creative decisions.

Funding

Project funds will be used to complete more photo shoots in pursuit of ever better images, to compensate models, and of course to print and ship the rewards to you. Art is all I do, so I appreciate every backer and especially those who are able to share!

Limited Edition Photographs

Archival photographs, printed on heavy paper, hand signed and numbered, strictly limited to very small quantities. Printed locally on 100% cotton artists paper, they will last for generations without fading. Intended to be framed and displayed in your home, my limited editions have been sold by art dealers in the US and the UK and are in collections over a dozen countries from Australia to Belgium. Each with signed certificate of authenticity.

 

See more options for limited editions (retail prices will be shown on my site; see Kickstarter rewards for your price.)

Want to see what photobooks, portfolio albums, cards, and limited edition prints look like? View videos of rewards from past projects.

 

Risks and challenges

Most of the work is complete so there is little risk. I have a history of delivering art photobooks on time. In the event that there is a delay, it will be to ensure quality and all backers will be kept informed.

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    Ebook

    Ebook. The full 100+ image, full-color, hi-res PDF ebook. All who pledge $25.00 or more receive the ebook.

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    Set of 10 Collectable Art Cards

    Ten 5x7 heavyweight art cards, different image on each one. Project description on back. Once card in set autographed. Includes card box and ebook.

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    Hardcover photobook

    Hardcover book, autographed, 100+ images, printed on 70-lbs premium paper. US shipping included.

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    Hardcover + Cards + Digital Bonus

    Hardcover book, autographed, 100+ images, printed on 70-lbs premium paper. Set of 10 cards. US shipping included. Ebook and 50 bonus images. Plus, your name in acknowledgements of book.

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    Deluxe Portfolio Album

    Deluxe, oversize, autographed photo album with 26 additional images. Signed and numbered; limit 15. 11x13 inches, 140-lbs glossy photo paper. Includes ebook and digital bonus. Backers receiving album will be acknowledged in preamble. US shipping & insurance included.

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    The Collector Set

    All previous content combined: Album, hardcover edition of photobook, full card set, ebook, and bonus images. 176 distinct images.

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    The Decorator

    Collector Set, plus two limited edition prints, sized 12x8 and 24x16 inches

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    Art Lover

    Collector Set, plus three limited edition prints, sized 30x20, 24x16, and 12x8 inches.

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    The Producer

    Special recognition by name in the project credits, collector set, plus four limited edition prints, sized 36x24, 30x20, 24x16 and 12x8 inches.

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