United States of Unicorns
United States of Unicorns
Lisa Carletta is a young Belgian photographer, who started her career in 2008 following her diploma in advertising.
Her work was noticed for the first time during the contest Weekend Photo Award #1 in 2008 where she won the 3rd prize for her first fine art photography series.
After this moment, Lisa’s career as a photographer started and soon galleries followed with successfull exhibitions. Now Lisa’s work can be seen in: Sophie Maree Gallery in The Hague, Le Showroom in Brussels but has also been on tour in Paris, Brighton, Cannes, Madrid…
She collaborated with great artists such as Stromae, Selah Sue, Mathias Malzieu, Rossy de Palma, Christine & the Queens, Emilie Simon, Diane Pernet, Vitalic and many others.
As a promising young photographer her work is being linked to the earlier works of Erwin Olaf.
With the same intention, feeling, humor and craftsmanship she creates new worlds to which most of us can relate too.
Especially in her autonomous work Lisa offers us a dreamlike and nostalgic universe in a narration where she developed a keen sense of aesthetics, staging and detail, all with a tasty singular humor.
After six years of creative photography, the time has come to make a book in the retrospective of Lisa Universe . Showing a combination of creative and absurd photography with a touch of elegance and style, all which is made in Lisa’s handwriting.
This book will show a variety of her work: autonomous series, editorial works as well as new unpublished projects.
You can discover through the making-of by Pippa Riddick one of the last series of Lisa "Imaginary Friend"
"United States of Unicorns" will show you a new oniric world where Glitter Girls live !
For this we are looking for funds to achieve disseminate their work to the general public, and offer its collectors book.
Then join in by pre-buying the book, and as you circulate around her project!
Waar dient de collecte voor
Collecting Funds for the book by Lisa used to cover part of the cost of book production, graphic design for which she will work with 2 young Graphic Designers freshly out of the London College of Communication, printing 470 copies and its limited edition of 30 pieces (including a limited edition signed print).
The realization of this artbook is budgeted at 10.000 euros.
- 4800 € for printing
- 900 € for paper and book board for the limited edition
- 1200 € for binding
- 2500 € for design, artwork and production (which includes foil blocking of the 470 copies and hand producing the 30 limited edition copies)
- 600 € for “material” samples of each shoot to be included in the book
Any extra money will go into making the limited edition of 30 as nice and special as possible!
The writer Mathias Malzieu also joined the project, having both poetic worlds, his texts will suit perfectly the pictures of Lisa.