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A photo book series of a photographer's exploration of cities around the world and her love for low-fi photography and analogue film.
A photo book series of a photographer's exploration of cities around the world and her love for low-fi photography and analogue film.
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Hello, and welcome to the second installment of Adventures in Lomography. A photo book series entirely dedicated to the world of low-fi photography and analogue film. On this adventure, we will be traveling to New Orleans, Louisiana to photographically document the ins and outs of the city. Everything from The French Quarter and Bourbon Street to the graveyards and swamp lands, with a large focus on the destruction still visible today, left by Hurricane Katrina.

Having spent much of my childhood living there, I will always have a big place in my heart for New Orleans. I want the photos in this book to showcase, not only the diverse culture of the city, but everything in between as well. When most people think of New Orleans, they think of Mardi Gras or Jazz Fest, but there is much more to it than that.

To learn more about the projects history and my life as an analogue photographer, check out this interview I had with Lomography's online magazine: http://www.lomography.com/magazine/lifestyle/2012/09/29/from-photo-to-book-meet-lomographer-misha-ashton-moore

Funding

In backing this project, you will be helping to share this adventure with the world. Most of the images have already been taken and the layout of the book is underway. The funds will go to paying the people involved in the kickstarter, as well as the editing and design of the book. It will also go towards the printing and self publishing costs.. The more funding, the more books we can print.

Analogue cameras used throughout the book:

Lomo LCA
Holga 120CN
Holga 135TIM
Diana +
Quad Cam
360 Spinner (possibly a few more)

The Book

It will be the same size as the first (Adventures in Lomography, Volume 1: New York), 6x8.5 inches, horizontal. This paperback book will have roughly 100+ pages in full color, completely filled with photos and short narratives for each chapter. It will be printed in the USA.

Content

An introduction, 5 chapters (French Quarter, Graveyards, Abandoned, The Garden District and Swamps + Parks), Favorite Places (a list of favorite restaurants, cafes, photography shops, boutiques, events, etc.), Photo Terms and Tips (definition of terms used in the analogue world, and tips on how to get the best results out of your low-fi camears), Index (a list of all of the photographs, where they were taken and with what kind of camera/film), and an acknowledgement page.

Rewards

- You will be the first people to receive your very own copy of Adventures in Lomography, Volume 2: New Orleans. You may also chose to get Volume 1: New York, which is in its second round of printing. (both in paperback, 6x8.5 inch)

- I will be designing and printing LIMITED EDITION HARDCOVER copies of Adventures in Lomography, Volume 1: New York, AND Volume 2: New Orleans. Limited edition of 200, at a larger size of 8x10 inch.

- The images are yet to be determined, but you will have 8-10 to choose from for the 8x10, 12x18 and 20x30 sizes. You will be able to choose which print(s) you want when you claim your reward and they will be shipped along with your book. The set of 9- 4x6 prints will be a collection chosen by me, with a variety of images from the book. (sample size of a framed 8x10 print and a 20x30 print shown below)

French Quarter, New Orleans, LA 2012
French Quarter, New Orleans, LA 2012
Abandoned Six Flags, New Orleans, LA 2011
Abandoned Six Flags, New Orleans, LA 2011

- The limited edition journals are hand stamped with a logo I designed for the series; a silhouette of a Lomo LC-A camera and the words, Adventures in Lomography.  The journals are 3.5x5 inches, and made of 100% recycled paper. Your choice of lined or unlined pages. Journal brand is Scout Books, a Portland, OR based company. (sample image below)


- The limited edition tote bag with an image I designed, exclusively for this book. The totes are made with 100% Bull Denim Woven Cotton, with dimensions of 14 3/8" x 14".

You and Me and the World Thank you for taking the time to check out my project. Even if you cannot be a backer for my book, please help out by spreading the word!

Review of Volume 1: New York:

I received my copy of Adventures of Lomography a couple of days ago.  I want to tell you a couple of specific things I loved about the book.                     1.Size: 6x9.  It complements the type of photography you do.                          2.Paper: The fact that the inside paper is not glossy also really complements the photography. It fits the simplicity of the type of photography you do.           3.I also really like the photos you added of your mom and dad.                         4. The personalized introductions to each sections just added to the feel to the book.

I was very impressed with all of the book.  I am eager to share the book with my family and friends. - Nathan Troxell www.nathantroxell.com

Risks and challenges

The most challenging part of this project will be after all of the photos have been taken and the film has been developed. Unlike digital photography, there is no post production or editing of the images, you either capture the shot or you don't. Then there is the challenge of selecting the right images that will tell the best story.

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