My aim with this book is to share my discovery of the unique interaction between faith and commerce in the City of London. I want to give a new perspective on the City and provide a real insight into a side of this globally important financial district not dominated by money-making business but by the spiritual. Apart from the world famous St. Paul’s Cathedral, there are over 40 other churches squeezed in between the City’s towers of commerce and I hope that this book will encourage more people to explore not only these amazing buildings but the hidden world of worship going on inside them.
Over the last four years, I have gained unique access to photograph the day-to-day workings of these religious enclaves and I have captured everything exactly as it has happened - nothing has been posed or photoshopped. The result of over 200 visits is a book that reveals a hidden world of worship that is surprisingly vibrant and diverse and which stretches out into many different faiths.
From family weddings and the rituals of daily services, through to dramatic investitures, magnificent harvest festivals, musical events of many varieties and celebrated, popular vicars, the photographs show an extraordinary range of spiritual goings-on and charismatic personalities.
I now have the exciting opportunity to publish ‘Faith in The City of London’ with the renowned Unicorn Publishing in Spring 2020. This high-quality, large-format, hardcover art book will feature over 150 of my colour and black & white photographs, with an introduction written by the acclaimed art critic Edward Lucie-Smith and a foreword by the Lord Mayor of London.
I need your pledges for this Kickstarter campaign to do this. The economics of fine art publishing have changed and for a book of this calibre I must provide the funds for production myself. I would be grateful for your financial support.
Do have a look at all the different thank you rewards for the suggested contribution levels, as these include signed books, framed London prints from my collection as printed by King & McGaw https://www.kingandmcgaw.com/prints/niki-gorick and a special tour of some of the City churches.
Please help me to realise this unique portrait of an unheralded side to life in the City of London. You can learn more about me and 'Faith in The City of London' by watching my Kickstarter video (Please scroll up to the top image to find the start arrow).
Thank you so much for your support.
Risks and challenges
Unicorn Publishing have agreed to publish this book if I raise the funds for production. Unicorn will be promoting ‘Faith in The City of London’ at the Frankfurt Book Fair as one of their Spring 2020 titles. The only real risk is that I need the funds from a crowdfunding campaign.
Of course, it is possible that there may be some delays in the production process but the photographs are ready and the design has already been agreed. I will certainly keep you all informed, stage by stage, so that you can follow the book’s progress through to the final result.
Please contact me by email - firstname.lastname@example.org - if you have any questions.
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