Update: Stretch Goals!
Dinner With Igor was successfully funded in just one day but there is still a long way to go. The project with pay for the full printing of the book at $2000 and $2500 should cover both the book and shipping the rewards. After that there's still a lot of fun stuff we can do with the book and more money means more stuff for you!
- Stretch Goal #1 - $2000: Everybody who donates $20 or more gets a free signed 4"x6" print from the book!
- Stretch Goal #2 - $2500: The free signed print becomes a free signed 5"x7" print!
Stretch Goal #3 - $3000: I am throwing a party in NYC and you are all invited!
- Stretch Goal #4 - $3500: Coming soon!
Welcome to the Dinner With Igor photo book Kickstarter!
My name is Nate "Igor" Smith and I am a photographer and blogger best known for the website Driven By Boredom.
Watching the video should give you all the info you need but for more details enjoy the unreasonably long write up below!
A brief history of the project:
In 2008 (when phone photography was transitioning from a cool feature to the way we take photos) I made a New Years resolution that I would start carrying a point-and-shoot 35mm camera with me everywhere. Shooting film, even just snapshots, forces me to think about every photo that I take and has made me a better digital photographer in the process.
In 2009, in a series of events worthy of an entirely different book, I wound up at Disneyland celebrating Dana DeArmond's birthday. This photo of her with Bobbi Starr is still one of my favorites and following the creation of that life changing image, I vowed to shoot everyone I ate with.
Random photos of my friends eating became unexpectedly popular after I started posting them occasionally on the internets. The photo below of Stoya drinking a milkshake was my first viral Tumblr post and I kept getting great feedback after posting several “Dinner With Igor” galleries on Driven By Boredom. In 2012, Vice Magazine ran a gallery of my photos of porn stars eating and I decided I needed to do something else with the images.
My first crowdfunded self-published book, Get Your Kicks, was extremely awesome to create and the full print run sold in a month so of course I immediately started thinking about the next project. I came up with an idea for a series of food themed books and Dinner With Igor is the first course.
- Over 100 pages
- Over 200 people eating
- Mostly in color
- Paper media format is both portable and flammable
What I Need:
The goal for this Kickstarter is $1000 (roughly half of what I will need to publish this book). I want to set the bar low to make sure we have a successful campaign but I will be creating stretch goals and bonus rewards at the $2000 and $3000 marks. We raised $3300 for Get Your Kicks and if this project can achieve the same, we’ll be able to do some extremely cool things with the money.
What You Get:
Everyone who contributes over $10 will get a charming personalized postcard from me. I am clearly very charming.
Everyone who donates $20 or more will get the book!
Don't select the "You're In The Book" reward unless I told you that you were in the book. Otherwise you will just get a postcard and possibly feel silly that you paid $5 extra for it.
For $55 you can get the book and 8"x10" of the image of Bobbi & Dana at Disney.
For $100 you can get the book and an 8"x10" photo of either Stoya or Charlotte Stokely signed by the lovely ladies themselves.
There are a bunch of other rewards too but you can read about them over to the right there. So get on it because I want to send you stuff!
Thanks for your love and your money!
Risks and challenges
My last crowdfunded photo book project raised over $3000 and went very smoothly. For this project, I’m using the same team and can only see this going better the second time around.
I’ve increased the timeframe to the end of December to get everyone their rewards to give myself some room for unanticipated hiccups but will most likely deliver these books in late November.
The book is 90% done and by the time the Kickstarter ends it will be ready to print. As soon as the project ends I can go to press and should have the proof in hand by the time the funding has gone through.
If there are any problems along the way you guys will hear about it immediately. I want you guys involved in this process every step of the way. Thanks!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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