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Kickstarter Crowdfunding call for Alma Haser’s photo book Cosmic Surgery

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The book cover

It will be a photo book set in a fictional, not too distant future, at a point where “intelligent materials” are just about to transform the world of cosmetic surgery.

Today, I want to point readers of this blog to a crowdfunding campaign Cosmic Surgery Kickstarter by Alma Haser that has just six days to go.

Patient no. 16' Print

Patient no. 16′ Print

The book is based on a series of photographs made by Haser who creates sculptural portraits using origami shapes. These images play with dimension and space through transforming the sitter’s face into geometric shapes and patterns which deconstruct and then reimagine the original photographic portrait.

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Last year the team produced a limited edition of 10 books by hand and this campaign is to raise money to produce the second edition which will expand on the initial ideas. The book will be designed by Emily Macaulay (Stanley James Presswho has worked alongside Haser on the project, and will be accompanied by a story by science writer Piers Bizony, both of whom have helped to introduce a narrative background, layout and unique construction.

Alma hard at work finishing off the last of the Cosmic Surgery Portraits.

Alma finishing off the last of the Cosmic Surgery Portraits.

Page example from the second edition

Page example from the second edition

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The book will be limited to 500 copies and will have a hardcover printed and foil embossed. It will be 190x240mm (slightly smaller than A4) and contain 48 pages filled with the original portraits and a few new ones that haven’t been shown before. There will also be a number of smaller booklets inside, containing the written content. The book will also include a pop-up portrait and a folded one.

To make a pledge and for more information on the Cosmic Surgery Kickstarter campaign.

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Photo News – PhotoBook London final call for self-published book submissions and print auction for Japan both at Hotshoe Gallery

PHOTOBOOK LONDON
If you have a self-published book that you want to expose, then check out the PhotoBook London book fair and follow this link, PhotoBook submissions. The deadline for submissions is 8 August and it is free, however, if your book is selected you will need to provide two copies, including the one you submit, to PhotoBook London in exchange.

The PhotoBook London fair is a weekend event at Hotshoe Gallery, London running from 2 – 5 September to promote independent and self published photo books as well as give photographers and publishers a platform to get their books seen and sold. There will also be around 15 carefully-selected publishers and a curated table of individual self published book submissions.

PRINT SALE & AUCTION FOR JAPAN
Architecture for Humanity and Hotshoe Gallery will host a charity print sale/auction of photographs on 5 August at Hotshoe Gallery from 6-8pm to raise funds for the long term reconstruction of the tsunami devastated north east region of Japan.

The prints will be on show from 2 August and will go up for auction on 5 August. There will also be a chance to bid on the pictures during the course of the exhibition, so some may fetch a higher end price.

The photographs were submitted through an open call with a brief “to evoke and celebrate Japanese culture”. The response was overwhelming with entries from both established and emerging photographers from all over the world and now 100 photographs have been selected for the charity print sale and auction.

All proceeds will go directly to the Architecture for Humanity project office in Sendai. All the photographs are framed (30cm×40cm), Lamda C-type prints on Fuji Crystal Archive paper. The starting donation is £50 which includes the print and frame.

Architecture for Humanity, a non profit organisation which offers building and design support in response to humanitarian and emergency needs, is working on the ground in Sendai on a number of projects including an orphanage, an art and music therapy centre, an ‘urban acupuncture’ initiative to help get small businesses back on their feet to kick start economic recovery on a local level, a small scale fishing village reconstruction (rebuilding along the coastline is not included in the Japanese government’s 10 year plan). The operation is being headed by a team of top Japanese architects and overseen by the charity’s founder, Cameron Sinclair.

Contributing Photographers include:
Alekh Ajayaghosh, Maxwell Anderson, Rumi Ando, Guy Archard, Jake Baggaley, Jamie Box, Rachel Brown, Jake Burge, Douglas Capron, James Carney, Akos Czigany, Kate Elliott, Meighan Ellis, Niccolò Fano, Lisa Fleming, Ryo Fujimoto, Clare Gallagher, Shinsuke Kiryu, Daniel Gebhart de Koekkoek, Yuri Gomi, Brian Griffin, Sunil Gupta, Tom Hartford, Fiona Harvey, Kelly Hill, Thom Hudson, Tom Hunter, Barry W Hughes, Marcin Jary, James O Jenkins, Maria Kapajeva, Heidi Kayla, Fujimi Kawase, Dong Yoon Kim, Yuki Kishino, Shiho Kito, Karen Knorr, Bashi Kolibarova, Koichi Kuroda, Marten Lange, John Maclean, William Mackrell, Masayo Matsuda, Nektarios Markogiannis, Peter McDonnell, Chris Meigh-Andrews, Kanji Mizutani, Sara Naim, David Nix, Laura Noel, Jenny Nordquist, Yuji Obata, Eye Ohashi, Ale, Pavlou, Marian Alanso Perez, Peter Puklus, Wendy Pye, Bruno Quinquet, Pedro Ramos, Andras Ridovics, Stephen Roe, Christina Saez, Micah Sarut, Yann Sivault, Candice Shavalia, Evsen Sobek, Rachel Stanley, Go Takayama, Aruha Yamaoka , Keita Yasukawa, Rasmus Vasli, Donald Weber