My Kickstarter project, (to publish a limited edition book entitled reAPPEARANCES) was successfully funded on May 31st! I was, needless to say, very happy about that. I was happy to be funded and to know that the work I believe to be the best I have ever done would become the book I had envisioned. I was also happy because doing a Kickstarter project is in many ways an uncomfortable thing to do. Yes, it takes a lot of time, but that wasn't what made it hard. Asking for money, that was what made it hard, and then asking again and again. Annoying people, hopng not to lose friends in so doing. Still, I believe that in the current publishing climate, there will be very few photography books coming out (except 'blockbusters') without new means of doing so, and an important one for photographers is Kickstarter. Other than mine, I know of three really knock-out books by respected photographers of my generation that were all funded in recent months through Kickstarter. Therefore I am proud to be part of that group.
THE BOOK? It is in the process of being readied for press. I have an editor, Matt Heidenry, formerly of Reedy Press, and a designer working on it along with me. We hope to go to press on September 1 in order to met the target release date of December 2015. It will be printed in South Korea, which has apparently become the epicenter of high quality color reproduction in recent years.
And the great news is...it will have a slipcover instead of a dust jacket! I was hoping to be able to do that, and it seems that my funds will allow me to.
So all good for now.