What's Happening!? What is Happening ...
Hey there dear Mosf-ers
It has been pretty crazy-busy in the world of Los Angeles photography making it an unreasonable time between updates! My apologies for that but we have not stopped working on your book! In fact MOSF is ever expanding! Thats my fault as i kind of never placed a firm cut-off date for the photoshoots. The net-result is that we went from an anticipated contents of 15 to 20 men to a total of 27 which makes for more bang-for-buck for you!
Unfortunately the amazing opportunity to have an exhibition at the flagship Leica Art Gallery in Hollywood also added to the slip in our delivery timeline. The Leica exhibit was an incredible experience and has delivered some secondary benefits which will affect you, our backers (more on that in the weeks to come!). It was quite interesting to step back and look at the over 26 images we mounted in the gallery and realize that it was in fact an MOSF / WOSF exhibition lol. Some of the images that will feature in the book were hanging through all of February and you can read the Leica Blog about my show by clicking HERE
Shooting the Admiral
It was only last month that we were finally able to photograph our poster-child for MOSF, the iconic Edward James Olmos. For those of you that don't know, this journey of scifi-esque photographic portraiture began with Battlestar Galactica in Vancouver in 2008 where i first met this amazing actor and humanitarian. But to go back even further Bladerunner was the most compelling influence in my life of love for Science Fiction. It is the ground zero for the genre for me so Eddie was an essential subject for our MOSF book. Photographing him was 8-years in the making and I'm so pleased we finally got to do this and i was able to have Kenneth Meere by my side in Los Angeles when we did!
All the amazing men of scifi tend to be very busy, working actors so our writer Sabrina Furminger had her hands full chasing them around the world and tying them down for anything from 20 minutes to 2 hours to chat and create the wonderful words for this book. She deserves a commendation for her hard work not to mention dealing with having to talk to me in the Vampire-hours of the night rather then when normal people are awake and walk the earth!
All this has been incredibly educational experience in the world of publishing, design and management of a Kickstarter Project. In our last update in December I did warn of an impeding slip in our delivery timeline due to the gallery exhibition. It was no small thing to create a show for such a prestigious location and iconic camera manufacturer. It was daunting and time-consuming. With all the other factors adding up our shipping date inevitably changed from an anticipated March to something closer to late May. I hope this isn't too disappointing to you our amazing backers and assure you that the wait will be worthwhile!
So there you have it! Simon, Ken, Sabrina and I are working round the clock to get MOSF done and you have our deepest gratitude for your patience. I will keep posts and updates coming more regularly along with news of the impeding Women of Scifi that will follow later in the year!
Love and Rockets
Denny [and team mosf]