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It is time for me to release my first self-published photography book, 4 years of wandering around the globe, Melbourne, Paris, Vancouver, shooting life, friends and strangers as I go. A journey where I got to find myself more than I thought I ever would. The book is filled with memories and words for you to experience my feelings at the time, how I saw things on the road, in different places and different moods. I once read that nostalgia is a longing for a home that no longer exists or has never existed. A cinematic image of nostalgia is a double exposure, or a superimposition of two images—of home and abroad, of past and present, of dream and everyday life. The moment we try to force it into a single image, it breaks the frame or burns the surface. It is a sentiment of loss and displacement, but it is also a romance with one’s own fantasy. The imperative of a contemporary nostalgic is to be homesick and sick of home—occasionally at the same time. This is what Dreams in Technicolor is about, this is what I want to share with you.
"One look at these photographs and you'll know that Louis and his subjects are all free spirits. They wander, experience new things, just live in the moment. Louis is particularly adept at creating images that capture energy and emotion while maintaining a keen eye for details, framing, and focus." Lomography
"French photographer Louis Dazy‘s works are like nocturnal poetry. His photographs are both oneiric and melancholic, and it’s definitely intriguing us. It must be said that the artist knows how to capture the strange beauty of hypnotizing neon lights and beams of light emerging from the darkness. He manages to create hazy portraits and unique cinematographic landscapes." Fubiz
"As a night owl, Louis Dazy’s photographs are drenched in tenebrosity, often reflective of the raw emotion with which they are heavily laden. Often through the medium of multiple-exposure, they resonate with nostalgia, and a kind of unrequited and exposed vulnerability to the world. The contrast between the intimacy of apartment settings, and the blurry anonymity of cityscapes appears frequently, elucidating the feeling of alienation and incongruence that Louis wishes to evoke. Beholding these cinematic images, one finds oneself unexpectedly unsettled as one recognises slivers of one’s own melancholy in a windowpane, doorway, or glimmer of light." Hylas Magazine
- 295 x 230 mm (upright)
- 168 pages - hardcover with black foil debossed titles
- Uncoated 120gr paper
- 78 photos + words from the author
- Layout and design by Jowana Lotfi and Louis Dazy
- A QR Code to a playlist matching the mood of the book, curated by Louis Dazy.
- Dreams in Technicolor - THE BOOK!
You get a copy of Dreams in Technicolor. Simple!
- Dreams in Technicolor - SIGNED!
You get a copy of Dreams in Technicolor signed + a set of 3 postcards. I will write you a personal message on the first page :)
- Dreams in Technicolor - SIGNED BOOK + PRINT!
All of the above + a signed and numbered print (20x30cm) you get to pick between these photos:
- Dreams in Technicolor - WORKSHOP PACK!
All of the above + connect with me on a one on one personal session (either on Skype or if you're ever in Paris), we'll go in-depth about techniques, composition, double exposures (on film or not), analog talks and review some of your work :) Limited to 10 backers only
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Louis Dazy is a French photographer based in Paris. He started photography 4 years ago.
There’s a lot to love about Dazy’s cinematic imagery, which yoyo between dynamism and melancholy, action and stillness. Lovely film grain, monochromatic hues, thoughtful compositions. Streaks of light, neon signs, delicious bokeh.
Each photograph tells a personal, intimate story. Often solitary characters have upon them impressed neon signs, traffic, bars and cafés, the shadows of other people. Through his careful angling, focus, lighting and composition, Louis turns nocturnal urban events into moments of tender melancholy, sometimes even magic.
Risks and challenges
Self-publishing is a big challenge, from managing every detail from the design of the book to choosing materials and paper, to preparing files for print. Fortunately I've got many friends helping me with all of this and I will try to send everything right on time!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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