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I'm creating an art nude photobook on a liquid theme, plus fine art prints, portfolio album, and collectable cards. Splash and enjoy.
I'm creating an art nude photobook on a liquid theme, plus fine art prints, portfolio album, and collectable cards. Splash and enjoy.
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Unreal images of real beauty

I am fascinated by the power of liquid to bend light and take a nude portrait into a fictional world.

I am creating a photobook with 100+ images on the theme of liquid nudes. I am also creating limited edition archival photographs (wall art) for backers.

Water, martinis, rain, coffee, tea, milk, cream, each has a distinct role to play in creating textures, mood, colors, and unpredictable shapes as liquid cascades, splashes, and ripples through the images. The dreamlike nature of liquid can add a touch of the surreal to the photographs.

Those familiar with my work may think of my swimmer photos when they hear the phrase "liquid nudes." In addition to a large number of new swimming photos, I've expanded my take on this theme.

Funds raised will be used to arrange shoots and locations, compensate models, replenish supplies, maintain equipment, and of course, create your rewards!

Photobook

Cover Concept
Cover Concept
  • 100+ images, featuring 20 models. 
  • Pages are 8.5x11 inches and acid-free. 
  • Autographed
  • Printed in USA. US shipping included.
  • New vendor for higher quality books and less waste.

Photobook: Printed on Silk 118 GSM-weight genuine photo paper with a smooth, semi-matte finish. Softcover, autographed. $80

Premium Hardcover Upgrade: Printed on 146 GSM-weight premium photo paper. Heavier and slightly glossy for superior image quality, great tonal range, contrast, and deeper blacks. Autographed. $165

Ebook: 200 dpi downloadable version. Included in all rewards $49 and higher. Perfect for international customers who want to avoid shipping and don't need a physical reward.

Sample Images

I've done quite a few images so far, but still have a few shoots planned to round out the theme. Here are just a few of the 100+ images, 20 models, various themes, and locations I plan to use.

More images, plus HD version Kickstarter video on my site


Gallery Cards

Collectable 5x7 in/13x18 cm printed on heavyweight 100 point glossy card stock. Fronts have an individual image from the project (from the book and portfolio album) backs have project information. One in each shipment autographed. Ten images chosen from books and albums.

Gallery Card Concept
Gallery Card Concept

Deluxe Oversize Portfolio Album

The highest quality bound item I produce. Twenty-six images printed on the highest quality Mohawk Proline Pearl heavyweight 140 lbs. gloss photo paper for rich, saturated colors. Measures 13x11 inches/28x33 cm. Glossy photo dust jacket over black linen hardcover. Heavy gray endpapers. Limited to 20 signed/numbered albums. $295. Available individually and in premium reward packages.

Limited Editions

My photographs are printed with archival, museum-grade paper and pigmented inks. They are in small, limited editions, meaning that no more will be produced after this. Choose a reward that includes one or more limited edition photographs, and then choose the appropriate size below. Can't make up your mind or want to wait until the project is complete? No problem, decide later, but pledge now for the special price. I won't be offered to the public. Contact me if to ask about any specific image, so I can reserve it for you. Available in packages $774 and above. Inquire for individual add-on cost.

After the Heat. 18×27 inches/46×69 cm. (4 remaining)
After the Heat. 18×27 inches/46×69 cm. (4 remaining)

more of 18x27 inch size

"Formation" 20×30 inches/51×76 cm (6 remaining)
"Formation" 20×30 inches/51×76 cm (6 remaining)

more of 20x30 inch size 

"Kick" 24×36 inches/61×91 cm (5 remaining)
"Kick" 24×36 inches/61×91 cm (5 remaining)

more of 24x36 size

     

Autographed Rewards

  • All photobooks autographed
  • One gallery card autographed in each sampler/set
  • All albums autographed
  • All limited editions are signed and numbered.

Aesthetics of Liquid

I love working with water and other liquids. The ungovernable nature of liquid provides a balance between order and chaos; I can predict the general nature of the image, but the exact details are left to chance. A constantly moving mirror and lens, the liquid provides intricate visual surprises. Ripples, reflections, splashes and drops all participate in a mix of light and shadow to create intricate textures. The patterns of liquid can seem independent of scale and are fascinating no matter how close or far.

My work is an unapologetic celebration of the female form, inviting you to explore a dreamlike world. This chosen perspective of beauty is neither overwrought with eroticism nor obligated to modesty. The photographs are not intended as a technical tour-de-force. When producing art there is no requirement to follow rules, be predictable, or appeal to a mass audience. Art should inspire our thoughts, rather than tell us what to think.

What's New

If you've backed a lot of my projects, you are accustomed to a certain specifications in the rewards. I've made some improvements; here they are:

  • New photobook vendor. To ensure more consistent quality, I have replaced my longtime photobook vendor. The improvement in quality includes better ink and genuine photo paper for print versions. Additionally, environmental impact is reduced by eliminating shipping damage caused by the previous vendor.
  • Two photobook options: softcover and premium hardcover. To provide affordable quality, I'm offering photo quality pages in softcover and premium pages in hardcover.
  • Quality bonus images. Rather than expend time on preparing large numbers of bonus images, I am offering up to 75 on this project. A longer explanation is at the bottom of this page.

South Carolina Residents

South Carolina Residents, please add 6% sales tax. City of Charleston add 9% sales tax (Daniel Island 8%). Outside South Carolina, no sales tax (international orders may be subject to import duties, collected by your local government after import.)

About Me

I am starting my fifth year in business as a full-time artist. Kickstarter backers have been a key pillar in sustaining my art.

I am traditionally trained in painting, drawing, and photography, with a B.A. in art.  I think art should start you thinking, but not tell you what to think. Images can be simple or deep and still be art if they make you feel something that doesn't go away when you stop looking.

Risks and challenges

The risks are low. I have a long history of delivering Kickstarter rewards on time. If there is any delay, it will be to ensure quality, and you will be informed as soon as I know of any changes.

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    Gallery Card Sampler

    Two heavyweight gallery cards, 5x7 inches/13x18 cm, sent in an envelope. Glossy, premium card, different image on each, project info on back. Two chosen randomly from set of 10.

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    ebook (PDF/download)

    The full 100+ image photobook in downloadable format. 200 ppi high resolution.

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    Gallery Cards, Full Set

    Ten heavyweight gallery cards, 5x7 inches/13x18 cm, sent in an envelope. Glossy, premium card, different image on each, project info on back. One card autographed. US shipping included.

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    Softcover Photobook, Autographed

    Full 100+ image artist's monograph (softcover photobook.) 118-GSM paper. US shipping included. 20 digital bonus images.

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    Premium Hardcover Photobook, Autographed

    Full 100+ image artist's monograph (hardcover photobook.) 8.5x11 inches. Premium 146-GSM paper. US shipping included. 40 digital bonus images.

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    Premium Photobook + Card Set

    Premium book, autographed + set of 10 cards (both previously described). US shipping included. 50 digital bonus images.

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    Deluxe Oversize Portfolio Album

    13x11 inch photo album + ebook. 75 digital bonus images. US Shipping included.

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    Portfolio Album + Card Set

    Deluxe Oversize Portfolio Album + set of 10 cards (both previously described). US shipping included. 75 digital bonus images.

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    The Bibliophile

    Just the Deluxe Oversize Portfolio Album and the Premium Hardcover Photobook. Both autographed. US shipping included. 75 digital bonus images.

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    The Collector

    Premium photobook + Album + Set of 10 gallery cards. 3 autographs in all. US shipping included. 75 digital bonus images.

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    The Decorator

    Premium photobook + Album + Set of 10 gallery cards. One limited edition photo: 27x18 inch/69x36 cm. US shipping included. 75 digital bonus images.

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    The Art Lover

    Premium photobook + Album + Set of 10 cards. Two limited edition photos: 30x20 and 27x18 inches/76x51 and 69x36 cm. US shipping included. 75 digital bonus images.

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    The Producer

    Receive "producer" credit in the book. Premium photobook + Album + Set of 10 cards. Three limited edition photos: 36x24, 30x20 and 27x18 inches /91x61, 76x51, and 69x36 cm. US Shipping included. 75 digital bonus images.

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    Executive Producer

    Same rewards as producer, with a more prestigious title. Receive "executive producer" credit in the book. Premium photobook + Album + Set of 10 cards. Three limited edition photos: 36x24, 30x20 and 27x18 inches /91x61, 76x51, and 69x36 cm. US Shipping included. 75 digital bonus images.

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