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CHF 2,217
pledged of CHF 10,000pledged of CHF 10,000 goal
31
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Tue, September 11 2018 6:31 AM UTC +00:00

About

NAMIBIA - A TALE OF SAND AND WIND is a photography book featuring images of one of the most amazing countries on this planet: Namibia. Covering the landscapes from the endless seeming saltpans of Etosha National Park to the breathtaking Atlantic coast. From the oldest desert with the highest sand dunes, the Namib, to the incredible rock formations of Giant's Playground.

Besides the incredible variety of landscapes this country has to offer, it has an abundance of animals to discover. Some of them exist in just very small numbers and it is an absolute privilege to see those animals. They should be threatened with the greatest respect - which is the reason all wildlife-images are in black and white. 

All images were shot during a several-week-long trip through the whole country and carefully post-processed to achieve the most beautiful colors and details in every image. 

The final book will be a hardcover with a glossy dust jacket over black linen, 7" x 7" (18 x 18cm), landscapes in color, wildlife in black and white, 52 pages in length covering 48 images. All texts in English. The book will be printed in the Netherlands. 

The two postcards come in a regular size of 15 x 10cm (6" x 4") feature each an image from the book on the front. Address-lines and a blank space let you decide whats on the back. You can send it away to a good friend or just stick it to your wall. The postcards come in an envelope securely and quickly to you. 

The e-book is simply the digital version of the book. It contains all the texts, all the images and also the map of the printed version. Its cover varies a bit, but everything else is completely the same. The e-book comes as a pdf-file to download right to your computer, tablet or smartphone. This way you carry the book always with you and can show it to your friends and family. 

The printed version of the book, as described above. I will sign and write a thank you note in every book I ship. Let me know in the survey at the end of the campaign if you like it to have it blank - no problem at all. 
The book comes securely packed in a sturdy box to you. 

Select one of six curated images from the book as a pledge reward when selecting "The Digital Book PLUS", "The Real Book PLUS" or "The Real Book LUXURY". 

The prints will be printed on Fuji Crystal DPII paper to achieve a maximum of detail and color. The acrylic version will be printed on high-quality Fuji photo paper and beautifully displayed behind 4mm acrylic - exactly like in a gallery. 

I will ask you at the end of the campaign for which image you aim, so you have time to make up your choice. 

Every print will be numbered and signed on the back. So you can be sure to get your unique, personal print. Also, I will attach - like to all my prints - a certificate of authenticity to ensure you get an original print. All prints come securely packed in a sturdy box. 

My Name is Matthias, I am a photographer based in Switzerland. Usually, I shoot food, architecture, and restaurants. But I also love to travel, to see the world and of course I carry one of my cameras always with me. In the past few years, I had the opportunity to visit some beautiful and impressive places in North and South America, Asia, Europa, and Africa. 

After every journey, I created a photo book. Privat and for personal use. But a lot of my friends and even people I'd showed the book but didn't know much asked my all the same: Do you sell this? My answer was always no. It took me a few of this photo books to make the huge step towards a book that I actually wanted to share with all. I am kind of a perfectionist and so I wasn't completely happy with my private books. But now I put the effort in it to make a book that I am happy with and that I would like to share with all of you. 

          
 

Risks and challenges

There are always risks in something you do the first time and with your own responsibility. But in this case, I made every effort to reduce the risks to as few as possible.

All images are taken, carefully chosen and post-processed. The book design is finished - maybe a few minor adjustments will happen - and corrected. I was able to find a good and reliable print company which will produce all the books. The same goes for all the rewards. Everything is ready to be produced if this campaign is going to be a success.

What I, unfortunately, can't control are delays in the production. To overcome this I planned enough time for production, packaging, and shipping into the schedule.

And there is the risk of shipping. Although I take every precaution to pack the rewards safely, I hope they will arrive in one piece.

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    Pledge CHF 5 or more About $5

    A Little Thank You

    As a little thank you for supporting this campaign I will send you two postcards with images from the book.

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    The Digital Book

    It's no the real book, but it's everything in here. You'll get a PDF-Version of the book ready to download.

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    • E-Book "NAMIBIA - A Tale of Sand and Wind" (PDF-Version)
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    Pledge CHF 35 or more About $36

    The Digital Book PLUS

    If your a fan of printed images like me, this is maybe one for you. You not only get the book as a PDF as download, you also get a printed image out of the book (see options in the "Rewards"-section of the description) in the size of 18x18cm - the size of the book.

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    • High-quality print, 18 x 18cm, your choice of image
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    Pledge CHF 70 or more About $71

    The Real Book

    This is it - the real, printed book. I'll send you a copy, signed and with a personal thank you note in it right to your address.

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    Pledge CHF 110 or more About $112

    The Real Book PLUS

    Not only will you get a printed book with a personal thank you note and signed, you also can choose on of the preselected images (you can see all options in the "Rewards"-Section of the description) and get it as a print in 30x30cm.

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    • Copy of "NAMIBIA - A Tale of Sand and Wind", signed
    • High-quality print, 30 x 30cm, your choice of image
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    Pledge CHF 150 or more About $152

    The Real Book LUXURY

    Of course you will get a printed book with personal thank you and signed with this one. But I also add a high-quality print under acrylic in the size of 20x20cm to the package. The choices of images for this reward you'll find in the "Rewards"-section of the description.

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