Hi, Dylan Rosser here, thanks for visiting my Kickstarter page!
This project started four exciting years ago. After visiting Ibiza regularly since 2000, I decided to leave London for it, with the intention of photographing models outdoors in nature, something that was new to me after primarily indoor studio work. I wanted to work with more models in different locations at different times of the year to provide a more vivid picture of this Mediterranean island paradise. I have so much beautiful material to share and your support will allow me to bring it to life in my biggest book yet.
WHAT TO EXPECT
NO CLOTHING. That is the main rule in all my books, in order to guarantee the images are timeless. Something simple, like a brand of swimwear, may be fashionable now, but could be dated 20 years down the line. The nude male form on Ibiza is absolutely timeless.
LOTS OF SKIN. To me, a full frontal image, even when erect, is not necessarily a sexual image. Personally, I feel all the images in this project are tasteful, but that is very subjective and I want you to decide how you feel about them.
MODELS, MODELS, MODELS... I photographed so many guys during this project, but I will only include what I consider to be the best photos so some shoots might not make the cut. However, there will be at least 40 to 50 gorgeous models in this book.
I am very proud of the mix of models who have been part of this project. Some are experienced guys with huge fan bases while others are brand new, but definitely on their way to big success. You will see muscled professional body builders and lean athletic guys. Not every image is a nude, as there are some beautiful portraits of which I am proud, but I am particularly excited about the number of models who agreed to pose full frontal for the first time. That always adds extra pressure on me to create images that show they made the right decision and when you see how they turned out, I know you will agree.
This hardcover photo book with dust jacket will be approximately 128 pages and will measure 10¼ x 13½” / 26 x 34 cm, printed on heavy stock, and high quality photo paper.
LIMITED EDITION GICLEE PRINT: Some information about the Deluxe Collectors Edition Print. Giclee printing is used by many museums and art galleries throughout the world. This high quality printing technique is achieved with a combination of state of the art inkjet heads placing the finest droplets of ink onto Fine Art graded papers. Paper is 300gsm, delicate ultra matt, 100% cotton rag based paper with a slightly textured feel, 100% Acid Free, PH Neutral.
It is important to me that you understand this is not charity, where the last you see of NAKED IBIZA is the contribution button. You are pre-ordering the book before it is printed. If the goal is not reached, the book will not be made and you will not be charged. The goal may seem high but it is based on the cost of producing and printing a moderate print run on high quality paper so that the per book price can be affordable. I believe in this project so much that this goal does not include any personal profit. It is simply what is needed to fund the project. If we go over the goal then maybe I will invest in some new photo equipment.
Risks and challenges
I have enough images for the book and the design is 95% finished. I have experienced German publishers and reliable Italian printers on board to assure smooth process.
If the goal is not met, no money will be taken. If the goal is met, the funds will be used for production & shipping so that the book can be made, and hopefully be in your hands by April 2016.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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