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True stories about great explorations, an adventure that thanks to your help will become a photo book.

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Travel Without Moving

I'm Federico Ciamei, I work as a photographer for editorial projects, both self produced and on assignment. I've collaborated with international magazines such as M le Monde and T Magazine. This will be my fourth book after Villaggio Olimpico 1960, 80s SWM seeks LTR and A-Z Milano.

 

Travel Without Moving is a project about the adventures of great explorers, extracted from the pages of voyagers' journals, reports of merchants, biologists, missionaries and told by my photos.

 

Last summer, also thanks to the work of graphic designer Alberto Moreu (studio Think Work Observe), I produced a dummy of this book that received international recognitions. It was selected for both the Kassel Dummy Award 2015 and the Luma Dummy Book Arles 2015, and it was exhibited in many photography festivals: Fotobook Festival Kassel, Fotoleggendo Roma, PhotoIreland Dublin, Kaunas Photo, Fotobook Festival Oslo, Encontros de Imagem Braga, Fotobok Gbg Göteborg, Fotoinstanbul. Moreover the dummy was presented during the London Art Book Fair and Off Print Paris.

 

This crowdfunding aims to help to print the book. Travel Without Moving will be published by Skinnerboox, independent publishing house focused on contemporary photography.

 

 

 

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(Costa Rica's Cloud Forest - a double spread from the dummy)

 

As in Marco Polo's Travels, the incipit of the book guarantees the truth of all the stories and the facts which he will tell us about.

 

"Take this Book and cause it to be read to you. For ye shall find therein all kind of wonderful things according to the description of this traveller, as he saw with his own eyes. Some things indeed there be therein which he beheld not; but these he heard from men of credit and veracity. And we shall set down things seen as seen, and things heard as heard only, so that no jot of falsehood may mar the truth of our Book, and that all who shall read it or hear it may put full faith in the truth of all its contents."

Marco Polo, circa 1298

 

 

 

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The book is divided into nine stories, They are set in different eras and places in the work, like Costa Rica's Cloud Forest, the peaks of Torres del Paine in Chile, the Underwater Prairie of the Red Sea.

By searching on libraries online, I found out about stories of travels, explorations, conquest or fantasy which happen to occur in each of these places. The book is made up of the photographs that I took which all refer to these stories.

 

 

 

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(Lady Florence Dixie, one of the book's characters)  

 

 

 

alt (pearls, corals and mysterious black eggs - a double spread from the dummy)

 

 

 

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Allocation of funds

The book will be printed in 350 copies, that will cost 3500 euros.

 

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(this is how the book will look)

 

Size will be 21x27cm for 72 pages plus a smaller 24 pages booklet 15x19cm.

 

Thanks to all of you that will want to help make this book.

 

The main reward will be a copy of Travel Without Moving, alternatively you can get:

 

- A postcard, mailed to your home address. You can choose between two photos

- A 18x24cm print (signed) of the Lady Florence Dixie portrait

- A 30x40cm print (signed) of the Cloud Forest photo

- Your portrait as an explorer, to be shot in my studio in Milan

 

The first ones who will start this journey with me will have the chance to buy the book at the very special early bird price of 25 euros.

 

Buon viaggio!

Choose your reward

For €5

12x16cm postcard (landscape on monitor with flash reflexion), mailed to your home address.
  • Backers: 2
  • Availability: 48/50
  • Delivery March 2016

For €5

16x12cm postcard (Polo's Coat of Arms), mailed to your home address.
  • Backers: 2
  • Availability: 48/50
  • Delivery March 2016

For €32

A copy of Travel Without Moving. Shipping included, please add 5 euros for shipping outside Europe.
  • Backers: 41
  • Availability: 259/300
  • Delivery April 2016

For €80

A 18x24cm print (signed) of the Lady Florence Dixie portrait. Shipping included.
  • Availability: 50/50
  • Delivery April 2016

For €150

10 copies of Travel Without Moving, only for bookshops.
  • Backers: 2
  • Availability: 3/5
  • Delivery April 2016

For €200

A 30x40cm print (signed) of the Cloud Forest photo (rag paper, edition of 10). Shipping included.
  • Backers: 2
  • Availability: 8/10
  • Delivery March 2016

For €300

Your portrait as an explorer, to be shot in my studio in Milan.
  • Backer: 1
  • Availability: 4/5
  • Delivery March 2016

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For €25

A copy of Travel Without Moving, early bird special price, only for the first 20. Shipping included, please add 5 euros for shipping outside Europe.
  • Backers: 20
  • Availability: 0/20
  • Delivery April 2016