Kickstarter Campaign for 'Hampstead Heath, London's Countryside'
— Matthew Maran (@MattMaranPhoto) February 10, 2016
Campaign runs until noon on Sunday March 13th. Have a look here
Publishing in June 2016
Since April 2015 I have been working with professional nature photographer Matt Maran, on the book of his work documenting Hampstead Heath, the wonderful green space in North London. We met at the London Book Fair and I got to work soon afterwards developing Matt’s ideas on the specification, matching the book up with an appropriate repro company and printer and otherwise mapping out the project and its costs.
Matt has published a book before, of work he did in Canada. He did all the work himself, sorting out the design, production and distribution pretty much single-handed. Second time around he chose to work with a publishing and book production specialist, yours truly, to take on a lot of the planning and project workload and to offer input on preparing the book for print in the most professional way. Matt’s photos (and indeed the man himself) have been a pleasure to work with from the very beginning, and right now we’re at a hugely exciting juncture.
We’ve analysed all the costs of the project properly, and we’re nearly at the point where the main expenses will be incurred, as we take the book through proofing and then to print. Matt has spent an enormous amount of time capturing a collection of beautiful and evocative images, which absolutely deserve to exist in this form. We’re ready to go. On the other side Matt has organised a launch at the Catto Gallery in Hampstead, where his work has been exhibited in the recent past.
The campaign is off to a great start, but there is a long way to go to raise the funds needed to make it happen. If you can spare some money to back the project you’ll receive a beautiful book, and/or other items too, and enjoy some well-deserved warm fuzzy feelings about supporting a really worthwhile thing.
The Kickstarter page includes some designed pages from the book to whet your appetite. Trust me when I say the book includes a lot more images of equal loveliness.
Whether or not you are able to back the project yourself I’ll be eternally grateful if you can share it widely.
Hardcover with dust jacket
Over 120 photographs
290mm x 240mm (landscape format)