Publish two fine art photography books by Michael Stokes
We will fund two coffee table books - one large scale and one of a smaller scale, but both will have a similar page count.
This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, May 2 2019 6:52 PM UTC +00:00.
To date I have published six monograms, coffee table books composed of my photography, male figure studies with a sexy and sometimes erotic edge. This Kickstarter features two new books. I use Kickstarter to launch new books because it gives me an idea of how many books to print, keeps the publishing costs down, and it is a fun way for people to watch an art project actualize.
Pledge and then follow me through the process of publishing and distributing your coffee table books. I oversee the layout, personally go to Italy to supervise the printing, and when the books arrive in the United States, I even help my packers pack the books for shipping.
The photos in the Kickstarter video are just a sample of what will be in the books. Many unpublished images will appear in both books. In order to provide a truly special experience for those who support the books, intimate and exclusive photos are reserved for a project like this.
*The emoji graphics blocking the genitals in the video will obviously not be in the books. Special thank you to the band, Lettuce for letting me use their song, Mt. Crushmore in my preview video.
Whether you are the observer or the observed, this is where desire, fervor and dedication intersect on an intuitive level. This book features photos of over twenty physically fit models, half of them military veterans - some wounded, some not.
A hardcover photo book with dust jacket, 130 pages and measures 13.5 X 10.4 inches. All the images are already photographed and only need to be organized and published.
A collection of hand chosen photos contrary to my usual style or that reveal the unpolished moments of a photo shoot. The images are a mix of photos I took behind the scenes or images that are not my signature style. Verisimilitude takes priority over well-crafted compositions and figure study. Some images will be captioned to either give a back story or share a feeling I have about a person or image.
A softcover photo book, 130 pages and measures 10.5 X 7 inches. All the images are already photographed and only need to be organized and published.
Collector’s Edition - Divine Eros only
A special edition of Divine Eros will be available in a limited quantity of 150 copies. Over the years I have been perfecting these Special Editions, and I now print an image on top of the clothbound cover, which is stamped with foil lettering. The book will fit into a slipcase, which is also clothbound with foil lettering. The book will be hand stamped, hand numbered and hand signed. Below are examples of last year's Collector's Editions.
Risks and challenges
In a nutshell, when this project funds, the books will be printed and distributed. The books are already in the layout process, and I already have quotes from my printer and the shipper. Now all I need are the pledges, so I know how many books to print. Also, this will be my fifth Kickstarter. I've delivered on all previous projects, so feel free to review them, the comments and the positive feedback.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter