This is a two-volume fine art photography project celebrating sensual and aesthetic nudes. These works are intended for a mature, educated audience with an emphasis on quality over quantity. Those looking for pornography will be disappointed with Erotiche.
Every image will be photographed by me and painstakingly prepared for publication. An unapologetic artistic celebration of the sensuality of the female form, more than a collection of bodacious body parts, the subjects are confident and unashamed. More than thirty models are included.
Volume One (white cover): Delicate portrayals of sensuality. 100 images that leave as much to the imagination as they speak about attraction. $79 includes domestic shipping.
Volume Two (black cover): Iconoclastic and stirring. Occasionally too provocative for the American public but always aesthetically valid. 125 images. $119 includes domestic shipping.
The photobooks are organized into visual themes. Sections and notable images are introduced with brief essays written by the artist. They are printed in premium color on 70 lbs paper and hardbound with a photo-wrapped glossy cover. All books are autographed. Printed in the USA.
- Hardbound, glossy photo-wrap cover
- Page size 8.5x11 in, 22x28 cm
- 70 lbs luster paper
Here are some examples from volume one (white cover). Slightly NSFW.
Portfolio album (red cover): A collection of 26 images printed on super high quality paper. Contains a mix of subtle and provocative image echoing styles from both volumes. $295 includes domestic shipping.
- All new images (not found in other books)
- Limited to 20 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
Collector Image Cards
A set of ten cards, a different image on the front of each. Backs contain text explaining the project and techniques. 4x6 inches, 105x148mm. One card in set autographed by artist A K Nicholas. $6 ea. ($59 for set.)
Limited Edition Prints
A few of the images from the books and album will be available as limited edition prints. The images may be artistically altered to make a more appealing presentation. These are archival prints, hand signed and numbered, strictly limited to 25 (or fewer) of each image. Printed on 100% cotton artists paper by my local printmaker, they will last for generations without fading. Available in collector packages or as add-ons (contact me for arrangements).
- 24x16 inches, 61x41 cm: $225
- 30x20 inches, 76x51 cm: $500
Additional print designs will be available upon project completion. More print options and information about the printing process on my site.
A collection of out-takes and behind-the-scenes images, a glimpse at the process of creation and production. Not every image can make it into the project, due to space and to allow for variation. Approximately thirty finished, high quality images. Automatically included as a download with rewards of $59 and higher.
More Good Stuff
Instant access to what's going on with the project: updates and image previews. Participate in selecting what images get into the book and become prints.
Autographs with all Rewards
All physical rewards now include at least one signature. Top rewards include a handwritten message on the autographed page, thanking you by name.
All backers will be thanked by name on my website. You can, of course, choose to be anonymous. Higher-level rewards include acknowledgement in the printed books.
See the Models
I've posted a preview of the 30 models here.
Artist Background and Process
I have a B.A. degree in art and am trained in painting, drawing, and photography. I approach photography with the same goals as if I were painting. I am sorting through photo sessions with dozens of models, each with hundreds of images. I will select the very best and prepare them for publication. Funds raised will facilitate additional shoots, compensating models, buying props and backgrounds, as well as printing and packaging the rewards.
Risks and challenges
There is very little risk as I have already created the majority of the photos. I've been photographing for over fifteen years and have produced many Kickstarter photobook projects. I always incorporate a couple of weeks' buffer to accommodate unforeseen hurdles.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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