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 Primed with a few unpublished photos that didn't fit in a traditional rectangle, I look forward to composing with the express goal of equal proportions of height and width.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.
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.
Here are some square images I have produced:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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