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£2,355
pledged of £17,000pledged of £17,000 goal
37
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Tue, December 15 2015 12:10 PM UTC +00:00

About

My name is Ewen Spencer and I’m a photographer. I’ve been making pictures around subcultures for the past fifteen years.

Come, Bring, Punish
Come, Bring, Punish

Come, Bring, Punish is my latest project, documenting the European Vogue scene, also known as Ballroom, and life around it. Vogue and Ballroom is a relatively new incarnation of the predominantly black and gay New York dance subculture from the late 1980s. It is a truly unique moment in global youth subculture because it embraces diversity with style. 

For the past eighteen months I’ve been photographing this culture, and I’m excited to bring it to you.

 WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT? 

Vogue was forever crystallised into the collective pop consciousness through Madonna’s hit single from 1990. Today it attracts people from all walks of life, men and women alike. The movement celebrates cultural and lifestyle diversity as Europe expands and changes.

 WHAT WILL YOUR CONTRIBUTION SUPPORT?

I’m interested in the fact that it is a subculture in development and I’m inviting you to get involved with the movement in it’s earliest stages. Your involvement in the project will contribute to further establishing and celebrating the current incarnation of European Vogue as a historically relevant subculture.   

UKG - Rare and out of print.
UKG - Rare and out of print.

THE BOOK

Come, Bring, Punish 

241mm x 320mm

Soft cover

160pp

170gsm gloss paper

The book will include photographs that demonstrate the diversity of voguing, and the personalities of those who are a part of the communication and will feature an exclusive introduction. It will be designed and art-directed by long-term collaborators Yukiko Design in Berlin and will be a special edition of 500 copies only. 

Published by See W in London the book will be lithographically printed and beautifully finished in Berlin to the highest standard by small artisan printer that See W has a long standing relationship with.

 FOLLOW THE JOURNEY...

...here and @ewenspencer and @_see_w on twitter and instagram, and facebook.com/ewenspencerstudio and facebook.com/SeeWPublishing

Risks and challenges

This is the first Kickstarter campaign for See W to support and fund one of our publications. Our backers are key to the success of the campaign and we hold huge appreciation for you all and understand the responsibility we have towards bringing the campaign to completion with the finished product, in the projected time frame. We will communicate with our backers, every step of the way, keeping you updated on progress. We very much hope that Come, Bring, Punish will be a huge success and that you will have it delivered not long after the campaign closes.

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    Pledge £1 or more About $1.22

    You want to be part of making us reach our Kickstarter target and have a pound in your pocket? Then this reward is for you! We’ll enshrine your name in our Voguing hall of fame on our website and strike a pose for you.

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    We’ll enshrine your name on our website Voguing hall of fame and send you a digital Limited Edition Come, Bring, Punish desktop wallpaper.

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    HOUSE OF LANVIN - C type archival prints are all well and good and rare and look good in a frame etc but not everyone can afford that, so to keep things egalitarian here are some posters. We'll send you a stunning limited edition and signed exclusive A2 Poster from Come, Bring, Punish.

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    HOUSE OF NINJA - Want to own a copy of this book before it's in the shops? For ONE WEEK AND 100 COPIES ONLY pledge £30 and we'll send you a copy of Come, Bring, Punish direct to your door. And we’ll print your name in the book as an extra thank you.

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    Pledge £50 or more About $61

    HOUSE OF VINEYARD - We'll send you a copy of Come, Bring, Punish, plus a signed A2 poster.
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    Pledge £80 or more About $97

    NEW WAY - Come and spend half a day at the Brighton studio with Ewen. You'll be welcomed in a small group and shown round the archive and hear all about Ewen's practice and process. You'll receive a copy of Come, Bring, Punish and we'll also send you away with a signed copy of Open Mic Vol. 1.

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    HOUSE OF MIZRAH - For this pledge you will receive a signed copy of the book and signed limited edition 8x10 print, beautifully packaged and sent direct to your door.

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    Pledge £170 or more About $207

    OLD WAY - We are really pleased to let you know we have a small handful of rare, out of print, signed copies of UKG. We'll send this to you along with a poster, and emblazoned your name on our website's Voguing Hall of Fame.

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    Pledge £300 or more About $365

    VOGUE FEMME - You will receive a signed copy of the book and a signed limited edition 8x10 print, plus Ewen will take over your Instagram account for a day and post 5 photographs from Come, Bring, Punish, and send you and exclusive clip of footage made on his phone at a European Vogue event. And we’ll print your name in the book as an extra thank you.

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    HOUSE OF NINJA - Want to own a copy of this book before it's in the shops? For ONE WEEK AND 100 COPIES ONLY pledge £27.50 and we'll send you a copy of Come, Bring, Punish direct to your door. And we’ll print your name in the book as an extra thank you.

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    A unique set of 12x16 signed and editioned prints from Come, Bring, Punish. You'll also recieve a copy of the book and we'll print your name in it too.

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