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I am launching a kickstarter to help produce a solo photography exhibit and book signing for my HUMAN project in Los Angeles, CA
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Hello,

I'm a photographer based out of Los Angeles, CA and my mission with my H U M A N project is to showcase diversity in fine art portrait and nude photography.   Our bodies are a canvas and I love to photograph and represent people of different race, culture, skin, hair and body types and sexual preference, creating art to showcase as many different people as I can.

Magnolia
Magnolia

I feel it is important to expand the definition of what is considered beautiful so I am producing my first solo photography exhibit in the Mid City district of  L.A. called Only HUMAN.  This Kickstarter is to help with cost of printing, framing, gallery and show cost and production of my coffee table book for book signing at this event.  This will be a solo show of my work to showcase models of diversity and bringing diversity in fine art photography.  It is very difficult to curate and edit down my own work but I want to show my work how I would love people to see it and understand it to be.  This is my opportunity to put my best work out there.  But it is a dueling task to choose what I feel is my best representation when I have over 15 years of work.  That is why I created the coffee table book, so I would have a much larger canvas to display my photography.  The gallery exhibit will have 25 pieces and the coffee table book will be 220 pages.  This will give my audience a large spectrum of my work.  I have photographed models of many different nationalities and complexions, fashion model body types to over 300 confident pounds, bald to long, back length hair, straight, bi or gay or models with different skin conditions like albinism, alopecia or vitiligo.

The Perfetuo twins
The Perfetuo twins

This exhibit will take place at the Exhibit A gallery on October 14th, 2019, my birthday.  It will also have an ongoing video throughout the show so there will be plenty of visuals going on through the night.  

The book itself will be broken into 3 parts:  Only H U M A N,  H U M A N nature and It's not all black and white.  Through Kickstarter, this will be your opportunity to pre-order your book no matter where you are.  So for those, who are not in L.A. and can not make it to the exhibit/book signing, please order your signed copy, have it shipped directly to you but still  help make the exhibit come alive.  The book will be filled with some of my best work, with plenty of never seen before images and will be the perfect collector's item for art portrait and nude photography lovers.  It will be a compilation of my best images of the past 15 years. 

Sandy Back
Sandy Back
Desert Ghost
Desert Ghost
Meg
Meg

I am offering different levels of pledges with pre orders of the book to different size signed prints.  I also hope that those who are in Los Angeles on October 14th, will come by to support the event.  For those who purchase prints, I will let you decide which image you would likes as an art print by visiting my website, www.gregoryprescott.net or from my IG: gregoryprescott.  All prints will be signed on archival paper.  The photo 5x7 postcards will be of my Magnolia image at the top of the page.

Cortland in shed
Cortland in shed
Sky
Sky
Nina
Nina
Pyramid
Pyramid

So if you would love to see this exhibit of fine art photography come to life, along with the 220 page coffee table book, please support.  I feel that giving light to diversity in fine art is important.  Giving life to any art form is important.  It helps us to feel good about ourselves, whomever we are to see others like ourselves, as works of art.  Diversity matters.  Art in photography matters.  Feeling comfortable in our skin matters.  We all, as humans matter.  This show is long overdue so help me make it happen.

The Kiss
The Kiss
Fighters
Fighters

Thank you for all of your support.  I do feel this exhibit is well needed; especially in today's society and racial and judgmental climate and its an opportunity to showcase my photography in L.A.  We all deserve to be loved and appreciated for who we are, in our skin and I hope that my art and this show and book sends out this message and people can truly see the beauty in others.  I stripped my models down to exhibit our rawness, our beauty and pride in who we are.  I very much appreciate the courage and confidence in all of my models to share their bodies for this project and I hope to make them all proud through my art and what it represents.  And most importantly I hope to open the mind of others in accepting others and who they are.  At the end of the day, we are all H U M A N.  

Risks and challenges

Creating a quality book is the major cost of this project. I want to deliver what my collectors would expect. The majority of cost will be for book production and framing of the artwork in the exhibit.

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    Thank you for the support!

    Thank you for your support. You are awesome and greatly appreciated! You're taking part of making this exhibit come alive.

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    E book

    Thank you for your support! You will receive the ebook version of my coffee table book, H U M A N

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    5x7 Photo thank you postcard and e book

    Thank you for your support. You will receive a 5x7 photo thank you cards of my Magnolia image and ebook version of my book, H U M A N

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    8x10 signed print and e book

    Thank you for your support. You will receive a signed 8x10 print of Magnolia or Sandy back(your choice) and the e book version of my H U M A N coffee table book

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    Coffee table book preorder

    Thank you for your support. Preorder a signed copy of my 220 page, hard cover coffee table book, H U M A N of artistic portraits and nudes with models of diversity.

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    11x14 signed print and e-book

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    Book + 8x10 print

    Thank you for your support. Receive a copy of my 220 page coffee table book, signed plus an 8"x10" print of choice + 5x7 thank you photo post card of Magnolia

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    Book + 11x14 print

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    Signed 16x20 print plus e-book

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    Book + 16x20 print

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    Signed 20x30 print and e-book

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    24x36 print and e-book

    Thank you for your top tier support. Receive a copy of my 220 page signed, hard cover coffee table book + a 24"x36" signed art print image of your choice + 5x7 photo thank you post card of Magnolia. Limited to 10.

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    Book + 30x40 print

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