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A fun & sexy frolic through NYC: the Kickstarter is now closed, but you can still buy the coffee-table book at FUCKINGNEWYORK.COM!
“Ecstatic, orgasmic communion with the city.” — PAPER. “Abstract, playful, strange, beautiful, ecstatic & occasionally downright possessed.” — Flavorwire. “The Bronx is up, Battery’s down, the women are humping concrete all over town.” — Adult mag
“Ecstatic, orgasmic communion with the city.” — PAPER. “Abstract, playful, strange, beautiful, ecstatic & occasionally downright possessed.” — Flavorwire. “The Bronx is up, Battery’s down, the women are humping concrete all over town.” — Adult mag
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F*CKING NEW YORK: Sex With The City art photography book

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The Kickstarter book campaign is now over. Thank you for your support! If you're interested in purchasing a copy of FUCKING NEW YORK, please visit fuckingnewyork.com.

“Sometimes you just want to grab hold of those buildings, throw yourself at the sidewalk and ugh, ugh, ohhh.”

“Ecstatic, orgasmic communion with the city.”PAPER

Fucking New York offers a thoroughly exciting, provocative and playful take on the absurd relationship between New Yorkers and their city. With a subtle sense of humor and seductive play of light and shadow, the empty streets of New York themselves become protagonists of this magnificent book.” — VICE

“It's a striking tribute to the passion and hustle that makes the city tick.”Maxim

“Que se passe-t-il quand les villes font l’amour? Fucking New York est l’aboutissement d’une série de photos où les femmes prennent leur pied dans la ville du tout possible.” — Lui

“Every once in a while someone comes out with something that makes you bite your lip in both attraction and envy, like goddamn, thank you. This is how we feel about Nikola Tamindzic’s newest book Fucking New York.”Live FAST

“Take-charge, don’t-give-a-fuck women coping a feel, licking, sucking, and writhing against fire hydrants, on police cars, with brownstone lions, along grungy sidewalks, and against filthy windows — all gorgeously shot and styled. The fucking, which plays on the city as a voyeuristic candy land, is abstract, playful, strange, beautiful, ecstatic, and occasionally downright possessed.” — Flavorwire

“New York is a disgusting, dirty, rude, unpleasant city, and we who live here and love it want it in us, on us, and about us. At once an epithet, an exhortation, a desire, and an active state, Fucking New York is a dizzy swirl. The Bronx is up and the Battery’s down, and the women are humping concrete all over town.”Adult

“We still live in a world where women being seen as sexual beings is a struggle. We’re seen as objects, but not as equals in many realms, most notably our sexuality. This is a problem. We’re just as sexual as men and our desire for pleasure is just as important. Nikola Tamindzic knows this; he’s created a work of art that speaks volumes and comments on a social stigma that needs to be destroyed. The heart of the matter is that women like to fuck. And some of us like to fuck New York.” — Bustle

“Unprecedented is the word... a dreamlike trance of celebratory sexual solidarity... a silent, organic declaration of female empowerment. As if the term ‘male gaze’ had been buried definitively in a time capsule for a 100 years, to be mocked and laughed at a century later, along with the countless galleries and magazines across America who serve up feminism as a commodity on a daily basis in order to cash in and sell product to a hyper-charged, fad-obsessed, click-bait addicted, super-sensitive swath of confused, guilt-ridden consumers.”Onerooph

“He's certainly nabbed our curiosity.” — Refinery 29

 

June 15: WE DID IT AGAIN! WE REACHED THE SECOND STRETCH GOAL: every copy of both the Standard Edition and the Collector's Edition just got a page bump from 192 to 256 pages!

June 3: WE REACHED THE FIRST STRETCH GOAL: every copy of the Standard Edition will be upgraded to a transparent plastic dust jacket with removable FUCKING NEW YORK logo — take the jacket off, and you'll see the uncensored original photo!

★ May 22: WE DID IT! FUCKING NEW YORK REACHED THE GOAL: THE BOOK IS GOING INTO PRODUCTION.

After just 6 days, we reached the goal, and the book is definitely going into production! A huge thank you to all of you who supported this Kickstarter campaign and got us past the goal post!

 

Hello, my name is Nikola Tamindzic, and I'm a New York City-based art and fashion photographer. I first gained notoriety in 2004 as Gawker's house photographer, which led to work with Vogue, Harper's Bazaar and NYLON, Village Voice named me their Photographer of the Year, and The New York Times, British Journal of Photography, and Paris PHOTO wrote editorials about my work.  

For the past four years, I've been working on a project called FUCKING NEW YORK. The Kickstarter is now closed, but if you're interested in buying a copy, visit FUCKINGNEWYORK.COM

So what exactly is FUCKING NEW YORK about?

 

FUCKING NEW YORK is about fucking New York. Literally.

FUCKING NEW YORK is the idea that when you live in New York City, you’re in a relationship with it, turned up to eleven. If this is true—if you’re in a relationship with the city—what would sex with the city look like? What would it feel like? How would you fuck New York? 

 

The initial images from the series were released in 2013 and immediately garnered attention from the press including Refinery29, Gothamist, PDN, Animal New York, and many other international media outlets. Within weeks FUCKING NEW YORK gained a worldwide following. What started as a summer project on the Lower East Side suddenly grew into a life-changing juggernaut spanning four years, bigger and better than I could've ever imagined. 

“He's certainly nabbed our curiosity.”Refinery 29

FUCKING NEW YORK brought together New Yorkers of all ages, shapes, sizes, social, and ethnic backgrounds. Those people brought the mix of intense carnality and playful humor I was looking for, and helped breathe life into FUCKING NEW YORK.

“You can't control these women.”

“A lot of them are successful writers, performers, activists, politicians. FUCKING NEW YORK challenges men who have been trained to see the nude female form in an open manner as sexual, to see it in a different way. And Donald Trump can kiss my ass.” — Candice Fortin, activist, FUCKING NEW YORK participant

  

  

 

Why a physical hardcover book?

The internet has made it possible to enjoy many things from our computers and mobile phones; but there are still some things that cannot be replicated on a computer screen. A book, or an art print, resonates with the viewer in a deeper, more personal way. There is a personal investment involved by taking the time to turn the pages of a book and appreciate the tactile nature of the medium; time moves differently as you pause to admire the details in an image that you might have otherwise quickly scrolled past on a screen. This is also why FUCKING NEW YORK will not be available as a digital download

FUCKING NEW YORK was conceived as a book from the very beginning. To ensure that the experience of exploring the pages matches the imagery contained inside, the book will be printed in Verona, Italy, at the same facility The Metropolitan Museum of Art prints their catalogs and whose printers are regarded as the best in the world. I will be travelling to Italy in August to personally oversee the production.

Why Kickstarter?

Using Kickstarter as a platform for preorders allows me to deliver a beautiful book directly to you for a fraction of the price. The cost to create this book is well over $40,000, and Kickstarter allows me to defray the cost of creating a proper offset, high-quality fine photography book. No digital printing. Following a traditional publishing model, and using the highest quality materials, a book like this would have to retail for more $150. With Kickstarter, I can create a book that has the quality of a bespoke art book, but for the same price as more basic art books in any generic bookstore chain. By preordering via Kickstarter you can own a copy of FUCKING NEW YORK for a special advance price of only $65.

FUCKING NEW YORK will be presented in two options: The Standard Edition and The Collector’s Edition.

“The Standard Edition” hardcover book. $65 in preorder by June 21. $95 in retail.

FUCKING NEW YORK “Standard Edition” hardcover book
FUCKING NEW YORK “Standard Edition” hardcover book

 

  • Hardcover book.
  • 256 pages.
  • 12.5 x 10 inches. (31 x 24 centimeters)
  • High quality, heavy weight 150gsm satin matte paper.
  • Spot varnish on the photos to make them glow.
  • Printed by master printers in Verona, Italy.

In addition to the photographs themselves, the book will also feature:

  • Two conversations about the book, its inspirations, and the issues it raises. I chose to talk to one woman and one man: artist Molly Crabapple, and writer Sasha Frere-Jones.
  • An art piece by Stoya, titled FUCKING EVERYTHING.
  • Contributions and stories from the several participants.
  • Almost 2/3 of photos included in the book will be previously unreleased and exclusive to the book.

“The Collector's Edition” clamshell case. $325 in preorder, $425 in retail.

“The Collector's Edition” deluxe clamshell case featuring the debossed FUCKING NEW YORK logo.
“The Collector's Edition” deluxe clamshell case featuring the debossed FUCKING NEW YORK logo.

 

 

“The Collector's Edition” unboxed. Left: signed 8"x10" pigment print. Right: “The Collector's Edition” book with alternate cover featuring Stoya
“The Collector's Edition” unboxed. Left: signed 8"x10" pigment print. Right: “The Collector's Edition” book with alternate cover featuring Stoya

 

 

“The Collector's Edition” hardcover book out of its box
“The Collector's Edition” hardcover book out of its box

 

  • Limited edition of 100.
  • Personally signed and numbered.
  • Gorgeous clamshell case with debossed FUCKING NEW YORK logo
  • Alternate limited edition cover featuring Stoya.
  • Signed 8 x 10 inch pigment print. (Prints are exclusive to The Collector's Edition, and will not be available after.)
  • Hardcover book.
  • 256 pages.
  • 12.5 x 10 inches. (31 x 24 centimeters)
  • High quality, heavy weight 150gsm satin matte paper.
  • Spot varnish on the photos to make them glow.
  • Printed by master printers in Verona, Italy.

In addition to the photographs themselves, the book will also feature:

  • Two conversations about the book, its inspirations, and the issues it raises. I chose to talk to one woman and one man: artist Molly Crabapple, and writer Sasha Frere-Jones.
  • An art piece by Stoya, titled FUCKING EVERYTHING.
  • Contributions and stories from the several participants.
  • Almost 2/3 of photos included in the book will be previously unreleased and exclusive to the book.

Stretch goals: FULFILLED. ✅

✅ STRETCH GOAL #1: We reached $35,000 in pledges, and upgraded the cover from a simple printed cover to a transparent plastic dust jacket with removable FUCKING NEW YORK logo — take the jacket off, and you'll see the uncensored original photo!

✅ STRETCH GOAL #2: We reached $45,000 in pledges, and increased the book's page count from 192 to 256 pages — that's a 33% increase for everyone!

Peek inside the book

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Delivery timeline

FUCKING NEW YORK is scheduled to go to print in August, and to be delivered to you in September 2016. The book will be shipped worldwide, but may take a little longer to arrive, depending on the location.

By backing this Kickstater campaign you made FUCKING NEW YORK possible. 

FUCKING NEW YORK is scheduled to go on press by August 2016, and delivered by September 2016 in the United States. The book will be shipped worldwide*, but may take a little longer to arrive, depending on location**.

Thank you for your support!

Risks and challenges

For the past three months I've been negotiating with vendors—from retouchers and book designers to printers and shipping companies—to ensure that every step of the process will be covered financially, and that the project can be scaled up if the book takes off beyond expectations.

Working out all the particulars took a lot of time, but with the fantastic partners I have chosen to work with, I am 100% confident you will be holding your copy of FUCKING NEW YORK in your hands by September 2016.

Please note that the specifications may be subject to minor design tweaks during the production process, but if there are any significant design changes or any unforeseen complications we will keep all backers informed via Kickstarter and through our social media and subscriber network.

Thank you for your support!

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    Signed & numbered Collector's Edition of only 100* will include:

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    • Book will be signed and numbered by Nikola Tamindzic personally.

    • The book will be presented in a gorgeous debossed clamshell case featuring the FUCKING NEW YORK logo.

    • Signed certificate of authenticity.

    • The book will be presented with an original signed 8"x10" (~20x25cm) pigment art print.

    * A total of only 100 Collector's Editions will be made, and the more expensive reward tiers count against this number. Order early!

    ** You will have a selection of 5 artworks to choose from — see campaign description for details. I will personally contact you after the Kickstarter campaign closes to confirm your choice of artwork.

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    The Deluxe version includes EVERYTHING from the Complete Collector's Edition and ADDS a large 16"x24" pigment art print, produced with great care in New York. I will personally inspect, sign, and number this print.

    You will be able to choose ANY image from FUCKING NEW YORK for your large Deluxe Edition print. Your print will be delivered separately from the Collector's Box.

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