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£18,862
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237
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, February 18 2019 2:06 PM UTC +00:00

About

Hi, I’m Balint Hamvas and I’m the chap behind cyclephotos.co.uk. If you follow 'cross you might have bumped into my photography, you might have visited my site or heard about my cyclocross photo albums. Or you might have seen me at a race, wearing my outrageous waterproof waders. I’m a freelance cycling photographer, but my main love is cyclocross. Originally, I'm from Hungary and up until 2008, I had no idea what 'cross was about. I visited a World Cup race that autumn and it was love at first sight. Since then, I have photographed close to 200 world-class races and I have produced eight photo annuals so far, including the previous one about the 2017/2018 season.

The 18/19 edition of my book will guide you through the season my selection of high quality photos, including my best shots from all the major European races as well as great articles written by well connected journalists in the sport.

However, in this year's album, I will not only do the usual thing and bring you my best photos from the season, but I will also look back on the last decade. The sport has changed a lot in the last ten years and I want to reflect on that. I also want to take a look at where the sport is heading, as it feels we are at crossroads (pun intended). I will also talk about my personal journey, how cyclocross has changed my life.

All this will only fit into a bigger book, so this year's edition will be over 290 pages, a truly special edition. And as always, it will be 100% ad free.

As always, producing these books is a labour of love. It can be hard work pulling everything together, but at the same time, it’s always really rewarding and great fun.

Thanks to all the support over the past years, I have been able to complete three successful Kickstarter campaigns in order to publish the 15/16, 16/17 and 17/18 editions of the book. This has been hugely encouraging and it gave me the confidence to try again this year. So, I’m asking for your help to make the book happen! Here is the deal: you pledge money for the book and hopefully, if enough people do the same I’ll hit the target, the project will go ahead and the books will be ready by July. 

Of course, as with all Kickstarter campaigns, if I don’t reach my target, you won’t get charged and unfortunately, the book won’t happen.

I’m so grateful for all your support throughout the years. I know this album will be a great edition and I really hope, that with your help, we can make it happen! Thank you!

Risks and challenges

As this is my eighth book, the production process is pretty much dialled in, so I don't expect any hiccups there. In the last two years, I tried to use an external company to take care of the shipping. After numerous problems, I decided to end that and so this year, I will be sending the books out myself when they are ready. That way, I can make sure, that everybody received the correct book and on time.

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    Pledge £38 or more About US$ 49

    ONE CX ALBUM

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    ONE CX ALBUM + NAME IN THE ALBUM

    A copy of the 2018/2019 Cyclocross Album and, to express my gratitude, your name will be added to the end of the book in a special 'Thank you' section.

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    ONE ALBUM + NAME IN THE ALBUM + PRINT

    A copy of the 2018/2019 Cyclocross Album

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    A limited-edition, signed 10'x8' print

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    ONE ALBUM + NAME IN THE ALBUM + CALENDAR

    A copy of the 2018/2019 Cyclocross Album

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    A unique, 12 month, August-July wall calendar, that follows the rhythm of the cyclocross season.

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    TWO CX ALBUMS + NAMES IN THE ALBUM

    Two copies of the 2018/2019 Cyclocross Album

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    ONE ALBUM + NAME IN ALBUM + A3 PRINT

    A copy of the 2018/2019 Cyclocross Album

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    A limited-edition and signed 23'x16' print

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    FIVE ALBUMS

    Five copies of the 2018/2019 Cyclocross Album

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    Pledge £190 or more About US$ 243

    THE COLLECTION

    One of every copy of my cyclocross albums published so far (2011/2012, 2012/2013, 2013/2014, 2014/2015, 2015/2016, 2016/2017, 2017/2018 and 2018/2019)

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    ALBUM + NAME + PRINT + WC SIGNED

    A copy of the 2018/2019 Cyclocross Album

    To express my gratitude, your name will be added to the end of the book in a special 'Thank you' section.

    Your copy of the album will be signed by any one of the five (junior, U23 women, U23 men, elite women, elite men) new World Champions of the 2018 Cyclocross World Championships. Please note, that this will delay the delivery of the book.

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