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Square Nudes is an art photo book celebrating the female form. Every backer gets exclusive project updates with photos and HD video.
Square Nudes is an art photo book celebrating the female form. Every backer gets exclusive project updates with photos and HD video.
Square Nudes is an art photo book celebrating the female form. Every backer gets exclusive project updates with photos and HD video.
112 backers pledged $8,875 to help bring this project to life.

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Square Nudes: Breaking Tradition | Art Photo Book

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I am assembling a photo book of 100+ fine art nude and implied nude images in an unconventional square format.

An artistic celebration of the beauty of the female form, these square images offer a unique challenge for photographer and models alike. Primed with a few unpublished photos that didn't fit in a traditional rectangle, I look forward to composing with the express goal of equal proportions of height and width.

Funds raised will be put towards studio time, stylists, makeup artists, props, paying models, and other expenses towards finishing the images and getting books printed for the backers.

The books will be printed in full color (some images may be black and white for artistic effect.) The special edition hardback will have an acknowledgment page listing major contributors ($150 and up).

Book Details

Square Nudes is a 100+ image art photo book that will be published in 2015. It will be arranged as a series of visual themes, each with a brief written introduction. The book will be self-published and available online as print on demand. Printed in the US.

Four formats will be produced:

  • Softcover 8.5×8.5 inches (22×22 cm). Premium 80# paper.
  • Hardcover 8.5×8.5 inches (22×22 cm). Premium 100# paper.
  • Oversized, limited edition hardcover 12×12 inches (30x30cm) Premium 100# paper. Signed by the photographer (only 25 available).
  • E-book 8.5×8.5 inches (22×22 cm). 300 dpi resolution.
Proposed Front Cover
Proposed Front Cover

 Here are some square images I have produced:

 Project Updates

I will post a schedule and milestone reports as I do photo shoots. All backers have access to exclusive update photos and behind-the-scenes HD clips.

Bonus Images

There will be a digital collection of at least 20 bonus images. These will be photos that don't fit in the book due to limited space or if they are too edgy or whimsical. Included in rewards of $25 and higher. 

The bonus image count will grow based on funding. Stretch goals: $2200, 35 bonus images; $3300, 50 bonus images; $4400, 65 bonus images.

Making-Of Video

I will produce behind-the-scenes footage that brings you into the process. This is more than just the update clips; expect 20-30 minutes. Included in rewards of $50 and higher.

Voting

A simple up/down opinion on certain images. Its a chance for your voice to influence my artistic vision. Included in rewards of $50 and higher.

Free Autographs for Some

I recently did a survey and most people said autographed books were important to them. I will be randomly selecting some of the lower-tier packages for a free autograph. If you definitely don't want yours signed, just let me know.

Fine Art Prints

Some reward levels include museum-quality fine art prints. These are on premium papers, acid-free, and with proper care will last for generations. The paper is engineered for high contrast and vivid reproduction of high resolution images. Printed in the US.

New Reward! Two-Title Package:

By special request: Includes two autographed titles: Square Nudes and my first Kickstarter title, Bella Nuda (http://kck.st/1lGmYJw). This is the same as the $90 reward, plus the hardback of Bella Nuda.

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Risks and challenges

I have an art degree as well as a business degree. I have assembled art books before and I am aware of the challenges and risks. I have 24 years of experience photographing hundreds of models. I know how to recruit and work with models as well as to secure all the required releases for publication. I have taken production time and the unknown into account when creating the schedule. I have a proven record of delivering on-time.

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    Pledge $5 or more About $5

    Digital wallpapers: A generous selection of the more discrete images. Also suitable for slideshow or perusal. The squares will be arranged in designs for popular screen sizes for Windows, Mac, and phones. All backers who pledge $5.00 or more will receive the wallpapers.

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    E-book: The full 100+ image full-color ebook and wallpapers. All backers who pledge $15.00 or more will receive the ebook.

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    E-bonus: same as previous, plus bonus hi-res image collection. All who pledge $25.00 or more will receive this.

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    Full digital package: e-bonus package plus downloadable HD "making-of" video. Voting rights on what gets into the book. This is the first level that includes all images in the project. All backers at this level or higher get this package!

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    12-month calendar and full digital package: Calendar featuring more discrete images from the book. Plus, full digital package (ebook, video, wallpaper, voting rights)

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    *Special Combo* Two-title full digital: Square Nudes full digital package, plus all digital items from Bella Nuda (my 1st Kickstarter title).

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    Pledge $75 or more About $75

    Softcover suite: Full digital package, voting, plus premium quality 100+ image book. One in ten will be randomly selected for an autograph.

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    Pledge $90 or more About $90

    Hardcover suite: Full digital package, voting, plus premium quality 100+ image hardcover book. One in ten will be randomly selected for an autograph.

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    Hardcover and calendar: plus full digital package and voting rights. One in ten will be randomly selected for an autograph.

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    Pledge $140 or more About $140

    Hard+Soft Set: Both hardcover and softcover. Plus full digital package and voting rights. First pledge at this level gets autographed copies. After that, one in ten will be randomly selected for a signature.

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    Named Sponsor: Your chosen name mentioned prominently in the book; hardcover book and calendar, both autographed, and full digital package. Autographs will be numbered (book #1, #2) in the order pledged. (US shipping only, for other countries, select collector package)

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    Pledge $175 or more About $175

    Collector Package: Autographed hardcover book & calendar — both autographed by the photographer with a written dedication of your choosing. Autographs will be numbered (book #1, #2) in the order pledged. Includes full digital package.

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    *Special Combo* Two title Hardcover suite: Full digital package, voting, plus premium quality 100+ image hardcover book. Plus Bella Nuda, my 1st Kickstarter title (link at bottom of project) Both autographed. This has everything from the hardcover suite, plus Bella Nuda.

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    Patron: Similar to the collector package, except a very limited edition 12×12 inch (30x30cm) oversized hardcover book, signed and numbered by the photographer. Autographs will be numbered (book #1, book #2 up to 26) in the order pledged. Separate numbering series for this large edition.

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    Benefactor package: Everything from the patron package, plus a 16×20 inch (41x51cm) art print, signed and numbered by the photographer. A model will personally thank you by your chosen name in the HD video.

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    Premiere package: everything from benefactor package, plus your concept incorporated into the book. A credit (concept by: your name). (contact me with your concept before pledging).

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    Double Premiere package: Exactly what the name says. Two prints, two oversize books, two concept photos...

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