Thank you for the tremendous support!
I cannot say "Thank You" enough!
Do you like the Grateful Dead? Then you will LOVE this book!
I am asking for your help to raise funds to produce this 200-page (approx.), 12” x 9” hard cover volume with hundreds of never before seen photographs from my archives.
In addition to live images, my book LIVE DEAD will feature intimate backstage shots, photos of the the tour scene and even inside the Dead's legendary "Vault".
These indelible images capture the essence of the Dead including peak moments from their concerts at dozens of venues such as Red Rocks, Winterland, Radio City, Capitol Theater, Europe '81 and so many more...
I'm including behind the scenes stories of many of the images I captured and tales from the road — experiences every Deadhead can relate too.
The post Grateful Dead years will also be represented, including Furthur, Phil Lesh & Friends, Ratdog, and the current musical renaissance now happening in Marin County with Terrapin Crossroads, Sweetwater Music Hall and Bob Weir's TRI Studios.
This unique book spans four decades of documenting “The Band Beyond Description” by a single photographer.
From my days as senior photographer for Relix Magazine to my tenure as chief package designer for Grateful Dead Productions I've enjoyed incredible access and insight into the band we love and want to share it with you.
My small team and I are in the process of scanning and retouching hundreds of images, and writing and designing the book. I have selected a printer I've worked with for many years that consistently delivers superior, high quality products. In addition to printing a full run of the book, I will also commission a special, limited edition version in a beautiful hard case and include an original signed photograph of Jerry Garcia.
This book will cost upwards of $20,000 to produce and publish, and funds raised from this Kickstarter campaign will help pay to get it made and in your hands to enjoy forever.
I have much gratitude for any help you can give and have set up a rewards program that will make it worth your while to help. Please consider the $40 level of support which will serve as an advance purchase of the book.
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Risks and challenges
As a professional graphic designer and project manager, I do not foresee any major risk in producing this book.
I'm confident I can reach my financial goal to publish this labor of love. I've produced dozens of CD/DVD releases for Grateful Dead Productions, and hundreds of other print and web based projects for a variety of clients including Fortune 500 companies, startups and non-profits.
I'm driven to have this project — one that is so close to my heart — completed in the timeframe indicated and in the highest quality possible.
I'm happy to answer any questions at all regarding this project. Please contact me at email@example.comLearn about accountability on Kickstarter
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