josef chladek

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Calin Kruse – You scared the shit out of me, so I’m leaving (active campaign)

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About the book
Erotic fairs are probably the only events where all social classes and ages are gathered in the same place.

The visitors – exactly from the hick town where all the pictures were shot – brim over with bigotry. Because on one hand there is the hypocritical tolerance and openness at night, the meat market – and the gazes! – under the cover of eroticism. On the other hand the smooth smugness reveals in the daytime – lived family idyll and dominical church going included.

It is all about schizo provincialism. The abandon and unleashing of the bourgeois which seem enormous at first, in closer inspection keeps exactly within the defined limits. Because in this loud, piercing, adrenalized carnival of drives, the excess is planned. Like that everything is in best order. In the garden plot, on the parking lane, in the frontyard – and in fact also on the erotic fair.

Please note: the book in the preview is a dummy. The final book may be slightly different (which means: even better!), but still quite similar.

About the crowdfunding

This is where I hope to receive a small or big support (in exchange for this and that, of course! see below) for producing the book – printing and binding. The book is limited to 100 copies.
The goal is gathering 2000 € for covering the printing / production costs.
The self-made crowdfunding campaign will run from June 1st until July 1st, 2014. If the project won’t be funded until July 1st, you will receive a full refund on July 2nd, 2014. Otherwise, the book will be produced within one month and everything will be shipped by the beginning of August.

How you can support 
5 €: A thank you postcard with a photograph from the book, personally addressed (200 available)
15 €: A 13 x 18 cm print from the book, signed and numbered (40 available, edition of 60)
30 €: The printed, signed book, free worldwide shipping (47 copies available)
50 €:  The printed book (signed) + the 13 x 18 print + the postcard (10 copies available, 5 left)
150 €: The printed book (signed) + a 20 x 30 signed and numbered print on Hahnemühle Photo Rag, 308 g/m², as seen in the prewiew (5 available, edition of 10)
200 €: The printed book (signed) + the 20 x 30 signed and numbered print on Hahnemühle Photo Rag, 308 g/m², as seen at the end of the preview, + the 13 x 18 print + the postcard (3 available)
500 €: The printed book (signed) + a 30 x 45 cm print + the 20 x 30 print, both numbered and signed, printed on Hahnemühle Photo Rag, 308 g/m², as seen at the end of the preview (2 available)
800 €: The big package: everything mentioned before – postcard, signed book and the three prints: 13 x 18, 20 x 30 and 30 x 45 cm  (1 available)

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