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Erotiche is a two-volume art photobook that explores and celebrates sensual photography. Artistic, but intended for a mature audience.
Erotiche is a two-volume art photobook that explores and celebrates sensual photography. Artistic, but intended for a mature audience.
Erotiche is a two-volume art photobook that explores and celebrates sensual photography. Artistic, but intended for a mature audience.
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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.

Photobooks

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
  • Autographed
  • Page size 8.5x11 in, 22x28 cm
  • 70 lbs luster paper

Sample Images

Here are some examples from volume one (white cover). Slightly NSFW.

from Erotiche Volume One (white cover)
from Erotiche Volume One (white cover)

 

From Erotiche Volume One (white cover)
From Erotiche Volume One (white cover)

 

from Erotiche Volume One (white cover)
from Erotiche Volume One (white cover)

 

from Erotiche Volume One (white cover)
from Erotiche Volume One (white cover)

  

 

Volume Two preview
Volume Two preview

 

     

Other Rewards

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
Banquet Promise (from volume one), 24x16 inches, edition of 10
Banquet Promise (from volume one), 24x16 inches, edition of 10

 

Kyleigh with Chain (from volume one) 20x30 in, edition of 10
Kyleigh with Chain (from volume one) 20x30 in, edition of 10

 

Ava, Pool Table (from volume one) 20x30 in, edition of 15
Ava, Pool Table (from volume one) 20x30 in, edition of 15

Additional print designs will be available upon project completion. More print options and information about the printing process on my site.

Digital Supplement

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

Exclusive Backers'Blog

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.

Acknowledgements

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.

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    Ebooks, volumes one and two

    PDF ebooks, Erotiche Volumes One and Two. High resolution digital download of both volumes. 225 images

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    Volume One (white cover)

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    Volume Two (black cover)

    Iconoclastic and stirring. Provocative but always aesthetically valid. 8.5x11 in. 70lbs paper. 125 images. US Shipping included. Autographed.

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    Photobook volumes one and two, in both physical and digital format. Autographed.

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    The Collector

    Volumes one and two, and set of 10 cards. Your name printed in the book credits.

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    Portfolio Album (red cover)

    A photographic portfolio album of the highest quality printing. 140lbs paper. 26 distinct images. Autographed and hand numbered. Your name printed in the album credits.

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    Bibliophile Package

    Volumes one and two, plus the portfolio album. Your name printed in the credits.

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    Volumes one and two, the portfolio album, set of 10 cards, and a signed and hand-numbered limited edition print 16x24 inches. Your name printed in the credits.

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    Volumes one and two, the portfolio album, set of 10 cards, two signed and hand-numbered limited edition prints: 30x20 inches and 16x24 inches. Prominent acknowledgement by name in the credits.

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    Volumes one and two, the portfolio album, set of 10 cards, in a presentation and storage box. Three signed and hand-numbered limited edition prints: two 30x20 inches and one 16x24 inches. Prominent acknowledgement by name in the credits.

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    Volumes one and two, the portfolio album, set of 10 cards, in a presentation and storage box. Hand-written, personal thank-you above book autographs. Four signed and hand-numbered limited edition prints: one 40x27 inches, two 30x20 inches and one 16x24 inches. Top acknowledgement in the credits.

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