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A fine art photo book of my images taken while walking on the LA freeways in the middle of the night.
A fine art photo book of my images taken while walking on the LA freeways in the middle of the night.
A fine art photo book of my images taken while walking on the LA freeways in the middle of the night.
407 backers pledged $34,720 to help bring this project to life.

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This is not just a book. It is a project of passion I’ve been working on for over 2 years. 

I spent these years roaming the streets and freeways of LA in the middle of the night, searching for the perfect views, capturing magic moments. I feel that these images should be seen together as a whole to really get the impact and feel of the project. To achieve that, a coffee table book is a great way to showcase their story.

The artistry of some of the individual photos is best represented in a larger format. To that end, I am offering prints here as well. Prints I can make and sell one at a time, but to make a book I need to print many copies to make them affordable. The primary purpose of this campaign is to generate the funds needed to produce the book.

I hope you enjoy what I’ve created. Please help me by pledging your support and you will be handsomely rewarded!

Also, equally important, by sharing my story with your friends and family via your favorite social networks, you can help me make this project a reality.

This will be a large format hardcover coffee table book with a dust jacket. It is roughly 144 pages long, and features over 100 of my favorite images, both color and black and white. 

I’ve taken thousands of photos, and narrowing it down to a hundred or so for the book has been a real challenge.

The photos you see here are a small sampling of what will be in the book.

Specifications: 

Hardcover 

144 pages 

Over 100 photographs 

Four-color process

The prints are produced with high quality archival ink and paper. 

They are offered in 2 sizes, 12”x18”  &  24”x36”

Print option 1 "Hollywood Nights"
Print option 1 "Hollywood Nights"
Print option 2
Print option 2
Print option 3
Print option 3
Print option 4
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Print option 5
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Postcards
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Wallpapers
Wallpapers

I started working on this project about 2 years ago, but spent a lifetime gathering the inspiration. 

Driving the streets of LA, I see the same places over and over. I’ve grown to love these places and views, and wanted to share their beauty. I spent 10 years thinking and planning how I could do this, and finally, over the last two years, started this photographic journal. 

Those freeways that by day are filled with traffic jams, smog and road rage were such a dramatically different experience by night, that I knew I had to document the vision and share it with my friends. 

I'm a night owl. I have been all my life. I cherish those serene hours between 2 A.M. and sunrise when the city sleeps. (The truth is that LA never fully sleeps, but some truths are relative.) 

I used this to my advantage to go out and find the places that inspired me and capture their essence without the chaos and distraction of typical LA traffic. 

Many times I had mere seconds to get into position and compose a shot. Other times I had hours of waiting. 

As I showed these images to friends and family, I was surprised by how strongly they reacted. This was a contributing factor that made me want to create a book. I want to share the images with a wide audience, and a book provides a lot of content at an affordable price.

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If we successfully meet the fundraising goal I will have a release party and art show in LA, with my favorite photos on display and for sale. Every supporter will be invited.

All of the photos have been taken and edited, and the layout and design of the book has already begun. 

The funds raised here are for the printing run of the hard cover book, Nobody Walks in LA. 

To make the printing possible at a high quality there will need to be enough pledges to support the minimum quantity order of the manufacturer.

With your help, I hope to make this book a reality, so that people all over can enjoy these beautiful images of the city I love.

Thank you for your support!

          
      

To Su for helping me organize my thoughts, plan my approach and create this project.

To Fazil who came shooting with me a few times, shot video footage, and had the genius and presence of mind to capture the cat rescue on video.

To Max for his most magnificent magical melodious music.  

Risks and challenges

Many of the challenges involved in creating this book are already behind us. The photographs have all been taken and edited, most of the design of the book is in place. Because these are complete and because I did a lot of homework, I feel the risk is relatively low.
The biggest remaining challenge to get the book printed is just meeting our funding goal. Raising enough money to make the printing and shipping possible is the hardest part.
One challenge that could remain is potential production delays. This is unlikely but I have added a little extra time into the delivery schedule just in case. I want to make sure that everything will be done right without rushing or cutting corners, so if anything comes up it can be dealt with before the proposed shipping dates arrive.

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    A BIG FAT THANK YOU!

    As a reward for your generosity we’ll send you good vibes (it’s an LA thing) an invitation to the book release party and art show and keep you updated on the progress.

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    DIGITAL WALLPAPER

    You will receive set of computer wallpaper images to decorate your computer screen. These are special images, exclusive to this campaign, and to be found nowhere else, ever. Seriously.

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    POSTCARDS

    You will receive not one, not two, but five great images from the book shrunk down to postcard size. Sure, nobody mails anything anymore, but these are cool and look great on a shelf or stuck to the fridge!
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    eBOOK

    No fresh-ink smell, but you still get to see what the noise is all about. You don’t have to worry about getting coffee stains on it, and free shipping!
    You will receive a digital copy of the book in PDF format via download.

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    EARLYBIRD BOOK

    As special thank you for being one of the first 25 supporters you will receive the hardcover book "Nobody Walks in LA"
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    THE BOOK

    you will receive one hardcover copy of the book "Nobody Walks in LA"
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    EVERYTHING ABOVE

    You will receive one of each of the rewards listed above — Wallpaper, Postcards, eBook (PDF) and
    The book "Nobody Walks in LA"
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    SIGNED BOOK

    you will receive a hardcover copy of the book "Nobody Walks in LA" with a personal message and my autograph.
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    2 BOOKS

    2 copies of the book "Nobody Walks in LA"
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    18" PRINT

    Receive a special edition high quality archival print 12"x18"
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    18" PRINT + THE BOOK

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    36" PRINT + THE BOOK

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    ALUMINUM PRINT

    Receive a Limited Edition Aluminum print of "Hollywood Nights" (print option-1) 20"x30"
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    ALL 5 PRINTS 18"

    Receive all 5 of the image options
    12"x18" high quality archival prints
    Plus I'll throw in the book!
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    ALL 5 PRINTS 36"

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    SPEND A NIGHT WITH ALEX

    Or at least half the night — photo shoot on location in LA with the photographer Alex Scott.
    I can take you around and show you my favorite locations to shoot (trespassing optional)
    I can coach you on photography or we can talk about gear.
    We can shoot portraits landscapes or even time lapses.
    For this donation you will also receive the 24x36” print, plus two hard copy books (all signed) a digital book and of course, an invite to the party!
    (Travel to LA not included.)

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    THE BIG KICK IN THE BUTT STARTER

    You will receive 5 big prints (24"x36") plus 5 small prints (12"x18") Choose from any of the 100 photos in the book. Plus 5 books. (Gift wrapping available.) 5 sets of postcards, 5 digital wall papers - basically 5 of all of the things. AND I will call and thank you profusely for 5 minutes!

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    THE 10X REWARD

    Yeah that's right 10X - because that's what it takes! You'll get 10 of everything, nay 10 of anything you want because you are the big mac daddy and you deserve it!
    You will get a personal consultation with me to pick your photos. They will be a custom size to fit your space perfectly - any size you want anywhere you want (within file size limit).
    Next, I will deliver them to you personally - anywhere in the U.S.

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