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We will fund publishing limited 1000 copies of my coffee table art book. The book’s title is Meatpacking District, featuring a group of New York hot young men exhibiting their masculine beauty.

The goal is to fund the publishing of limited copies of my coffee table book of male beauty – Meatpacking District. This is my first book project, and it features the sizzling hot young men who I had tremendous pleasures to work with in New York, including some exclusive intimate images, marrying provocative male beauty with artistic and professional lens language.

Meatpacking District by Cruz Visionnaire

After finishing my studies at the New York Institute of Photography, I began an exciting journey of working with a bunch of young men in New York who will share with you their bare bodies of strength and beauty in my book. These are young men pursuing their dreams in the dynamic and energetic city, including college students, fitness professionals, medical professionals, performing artists, entrepreneurs, etc. They are those extraordinary faces and physiques that catch your attention in a coffee shop, in an elevator, in the gym, or on the street. This book is a provocative photographic experience of their masculinity and intimacy, in the vibrant New York City.

The photo book has a hardcover with a dust jacket, 100 pages, and measures 13.5 x 10.4 inches. All the images were carefully photographed and selected. I have researched extensively about printing companies, and found that the Italy based company Longo (recommended by the famous Michael Stokes) truly has innovative and world class leading technologies that produce the highest qualities in the printing industry -- their color fidelity, dynamic ranges, color space etc all hold the highest bench marks. I have met in person with the experts from Longo several times. They are very excited about my photo book project as I am very excited about their printing technologies. And I have absolute no doubt that their technologies will deliver stunning and satisfying photo books.

Special Collection of Roman Khodorov

I want to specially acknowledge the support from the one and only Roman Khodorov. Roman earned his international fame as a fitness and fashion model soon after he got into the modeling industry. We first met when I was still a student at New York Institute of Photography. He liked my work a bunch and took some time out of his busy schedule and did a photo shoot with me. Almost two years ago Roman officially retired from modeling. I think it’s really brave of him to exit from a stage of international fame and to pursue other dreams in his life. Roman recently visited New York again and we reconnected. To my surprise, he wanted to do one last photo shoot with me. And like never before, this time without the limit or judgment from the fashion industries, Roman bares it all, in explicit and full Roman’s out-of-this-world beauty, breaking all the rules, and gives a perfect ending to the final photo shoot of Roman Khodorov. These treasured and exclusive images are featured in this book Meatpacking District.


The photos in the Kickstarter video are just a sample of what will be in the book. Many images that have never before been seen will be included in the book. These intimate and exclusive images are specially designed for book projects like this, and are meant to provide a truly special experience for you art historians of Meatpacking District. Please continue to support the work by pledging. The Kickstarter time line is only 60 days. I estimate the book will be printed and delivered to you in the summer.

Risks and challenges

The risk for you is low. If I do not reach the funding goal, then your credit card would not be charged. If I reach the funding goal, then the rest of the work is printing and distributing the books. I have worked out the logistics with the leading runner Longo in the printing industry, and both they and I are confident that Longo will produce top quality result of my photo book Meatpacking District.

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    Receive one copy of Meatpacking District

    A hard copy of my coffee table photo book Meatpacking District. At your option, your name or a designated name printed in the book thanking you for supporting the creation of this work. I can also sign the book for you should you request so.

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