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Diary of a Teenage Boy 1976
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A photographic chronicle exploring my late teenage years as i turned from an adolescent to a young man.

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Hi I'm Iain McKell and a photographer. In 1976 aged nineteen while studying at Exeter College of Art I got my self a summer job on Weymouth seafront photographing holiday makers. I saw this as a wonderful opportunity to earn a living but at the same time doing a personal project showing the life of the sea side photographer.

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  I’m now turning these photographs into a beautifully made hard back book. This will be in partnership with the excellent publishers Dewi Lewis.

I’m doing this Kickstarter because I need your help to raise funds to achieve that goal. 

 Its about youth culture and being a teenager in the 70’s. 

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Existential angst was preoccupying my thoughts. It all came together through the lens as I was turning from a teenager to a young adult.

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 As well as the holiday makers I was photographing local people from the town, my friends, family, amusement arcades and into the evening with the disco bars fair grounds and caravan parks.

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 I was also experimenting with abstraction through the graphic nature of photography.

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 I have been selected to show this work at the Turner Contemporary Gallery in Margate which opens in May 2019 Its curated by Val Williams and Karen Shepherdson

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 A quote from Val Williams “The early black and white photographs express both desire and despair the sense of un-belonging  is visceral but ironically he did belong to this place. Growing up in a British sea side hotel in a landscape of arrivals and departures of transient relationships  founded on elusive notions of pleasure and escape”

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  It was my right of passage and coming of age and I started to look at the world through the camera.

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Be one of the first to receive a copy of the book at a special Kickstarter rate. Please have a look at the rewards on offer. Thanks you for your support in making this book a reality. 

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Risks and challenges

There is no risk. Founded in 1994 Dewi Lewis Publishing is internationally known for its photography list. Its authors have included leading British and international photographers.. I am as well an established practising photographer with over 43 years of experience form 1976 to the present day. All negatives have been scanned and ready for print. This will be my fifth book.

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    Everyone who pledges £10.00 or more will also receive a 20% off discount voucher for any book purchase on the Dewi Lewis Publishing website - www.dewilewis.com The discount voucher is valid until June 30th 2019.

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    1 x Private Reality book + Poster

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    2 x books + signed postcard

    2 x signed copies of the book at a special Kickstarter rate plus a signed thank you postcard with an image printed from the series Private Reality. Limited to 50 backers. UK shipping included . overseas orders will be sent as a tracked delivered (p&p extra, Europe £15, the rest of the world £20).

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    Book Bundle

    Get early copy of the press of Private Reality hard back book + my 3 other published books. 1x The New Gypsies soft back,1x Beautiful Britain hard back, and 1x Fashion Forever soft back

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    1 x book + 10"x 8" pigment print

    1x signed copy of Private Reality book PLUS your choice 1 x signed 10"x 8" archival pigment print. Choose from the Reward Prints (see left) and make note of the reference number for print you want. All images are available to choose from. You will be asked your choice on completion of this project) Limited to 40, special Kickstarter edition. NOTE THAT THIS IS A DIGITAL INKJET PRINT. SILVER GELATIN HAND PRINTS MADE FROM THE ORIGINAL NEGATIVES ARE AVAILABLE BELOW AS PART OF SPECIAL COLLECTOR'S EDITION PLUS signed thank you post card with image from the book. UK shipping included. Overseas orders will be sent as a tracked delivery (p&p extra, Europe £15, the rest of the world £20).

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    Special edition 10"x 8" silver gelatin

    1 PRIVATE REALITY book with limited edition 10"x 8" hand made silver gelatin print from the original negative of 'Batman Boy' image. Signed and numbered on verso (see left reward print 07) limited addition of 30

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    1 x Book + one to one workshop

    One signed copy of the book + 2 day long one to one workshop. This two day workshop starting with a portfolio review. Then onto the streets for up and personal portraits. Showing my techniques and how I interact with strangers at large, building a rapport and interaction with the individual or groups of people. Making them at ease, building trust and getting what you want for your portrait. Covering how to tell a visual story, editing and presentation of your photo stories and how to develop a long term project. Only open to 4 people and does not include your travel or food. Exacted dates and location will be agreed with each backer individually.

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    1 x Book + 6 month online mentorship

    1 x Private Reality hard back book (includes shipping anywhere in the world) A unique opportunity of a six month one to one mentorship with Iain McKell and bi-monthly Skype calls enabling you to explore your own personal projects and develop them into powerful photo essays including at the end of this process how to prepare for and show work in a photo salon slide show Q&A with an audience. I will be personally teaching you the skills of public speaking so your personality can match the strength and power of your photo story. Only 2 memberships available.

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