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To bring the fantasy and sci-fi world of steampunk into your home in a collection of portraits.
To bring the fantasy and sci-fi world of steampunk into your home in a collection of portraits.
To bring the fantasy and sci-fi world of steampunk into your home in a collection of portraits.
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For the past 6 years, I have been Babs Who Takes Pictures, an event and portrait photographer with a focus in the science fiction and fantasy communities. With work featured in online publishings such as Time Out NY!, Issu.com, and as the house photographer for two years at the Limelight in NYC and another 5 at Jeff Mach Events, I feel ready to start my first community funded project!

Chronotography: The Inner Workings of a Steampunk Life

This Kickstarter is to fund a full color steampunk photo book by portrait photographer Babs Who Takes Pictures. The photography will highlight the combined fantasy and sci-fi aspects of the steampunk universe, and how participants immerse themselves in it from the day to day to nightlife and beyond.

 The principal photography of this book is slated for April - October 2017, taking place in multiple states, and it's completion is anticipated for November 2017. Each session will take place in the model's home state in a controlled set that best reflects their steampunk aesthetic, in full costume and makeup. The intention of this is to bring to life a full steampunk work from my imagination to your home.

THE PROJECT:  

The Book titled “Chronotography: The Inner Workings of a Steampunk Life,” will be a 7inx7in 30-40 page full color, hard cover photo book with a dust jacket. Upon 100% funding, there will be sections in the book, such as “Nightlife,” “At Home,” “On the Town,” or “At Leisure.” Various locations, such as bars, libraries, train yards, etc will be utilized in the photography to provide interesting, interactive locations for each model.

THE TALENT:  

Designers Kathryn Paterwic, Erik & Ré Teague and Kris Costa will be bringing their fashions to the project, outfitting some of the subjects as well as modeling their own fashions in the project.  

Leah Siren, Katie Kat and members of both the Red Fork Empire and the Citizens of Antiford are among many of the models to be featured.

The Funds:  

Models, makeup art, locations, tolls, gear, insurance, etc are all things that need to be paid for in this endeavor. Being able to compensate those assisting in the project is very important to me, and ensures that I will be able to rent interesting locations to work in.  

Because the books will all be hard cover and more difficult to print than my normal prints, roughly 50% of the raised funds will go towards book printing and shipping costs.  

As stated before, models, locations and other artists will be compensated with 37.5% of the projected costs.  

The remaining 12.5% will go toward equipment, travel, and toll costs.

Risks and challenges

Some of the risks and challenges include travel difficulties and scheduling when models are in different states. Additionally, there will be the risk of equipment failure, as well as bad weather, or a location backing out.

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    2 behind the scenes Polaroids of the models during one of the many shoots, autographed by the models who appear in the book.

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    My Calotype? I Barely Knew 'er!

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    A 12 month photo calendar, with photos from an exclusive shoot with "Midnight Orchid Designs". The images are exclusive to the "Chuckaboo" calendar.

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    Digital Chronotographer

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    Photo Book + Photo Wall Calendar

    A copy of "Chronotography" and a 12 month (2018) photo calendar.

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    5 Prints, 2 Polaroids + copy of the Book

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    Have me photograph your small event! Or perhaps gather media for your own calendar! Photos are delivered within 30 days by digital delivery.

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    Have me photograph your small event! Or perhaps gather media for your own calendar! Photos are delivered within 30 days by digital delivery.

    Special attendee portrait sessions [special effects/background and scene replacement] included.

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