Go Into the Light

Art & photo, Livres, Livre d'art

Visuel du projet Go Into the Light
Checked circleRéussi
18
contributeurs
Thursday, October 01, 2015
date de fin
2 500 €
sur 2 500 €
100 %
Suivre et partager
hurdygurdyman
Paris

Please help fund a self-published photo book about the absence of light.

Ils font avancer le projet
haircut haircut a contribué à ce projet
20 €
Saifoo7 a contribué à ce projet
200 €
laura.merle3 a contribué à ce projet
25 €

Go Into the Light

Two and a half years ago my doctor told me I have a Vitamin D deficiency. No surprise – I lived in a tiny apartment in Paris with almost no direct sunlight. So I began to pay attention to the small amount of light that did enter my flat. It was just a sliver for maximum 3 hours a day in the summer. And I began to photograph it.

 

Sun_sliver0114_kkbb-1441647769

 

It was a very quiet process and I would get completely absorbed in the moment, watching the sliver of light grow and shrink as the sun passed through the sky, watching it change shape as I moved the camera and changed perspective. It was actually interesting to shoot such a basic simple subject matter, and because of its simplicity it became almost like a meditation.  The resulting images are similar to each other, but all have differences (although some very subtle).

 

 

Sun_sliver0123_kkbb-1441789924

 

I've decided to turn these images into a self published photo book. This book isn't about a huge grand idea, rather its purpose is to show a slice of life – just a small experience of a guy living in Paris.

 

Sun_sliver0098_kkbb-1441647903

 

It will be presented as an unbound collection of prints. Not a traditional book format, but almost like a folder from which the prints can be removed to look at.  Here are some test prints as an example.  

 

15_0907_prints_for_crowdfund2144_b_kkbb-1441648263

 

À quoi servira la collecte

It's a small run (200 books), but still an expensive process. Although the images are simple, it's difficult to correctly print images with so much variation in the blacks, so I'm working with an expert lithographer which raises costs.

 

The book will be 40 pages, each a double page image so a total of 20 images.

 

This isn't a project I expect to make profit from – I'm doing it simply for the love of photo books. It's my first photo book, but I have another one designed and ideas for others. Eventually I'd like to establish my own publishing house to publish my books and other people's photo books as well.

 

3505 – binding, printing

2125 – lithography, production

5630 – total

 

I'm hoping to offset the cost by raising 2500 euros. The rest I will fund myself.

 

I have an idea for a future project where I take pictures of crowdfunders. If you're interested and donate 10 euros or more, we can do something.

Choisissez votre contrepartie

Pour 5 € et plus

gratitude on social media

Contributeur 0

Pour 10 € et plus

gratitude on social media + postcard

Contributeur 1

Pour 20 € et plus

gratitude on social media + 3 postcards + thank you in book

Contributeurs 4

Pour 50 € et plus

gratitude on social media + 3 postcards + a4 print + double thank you in book

Contributeurs 5

Pour 100 € et plus

gratitude on social media + 3 postcards + a4 print + triple thank you in book + book

Contributeurs 2

Pour 200 € et plus

gratitude on social media + 3 postcards + a3 print + 4x thank you in book + book

Contributeurs 3

Pour 500 € et plus

gratitude on social media + 3 postcards + 3 a3 prints + 5x thank you in book + book

Contributeur 0

Faire un don

Je donne ce que je veux