Dave Powell, who runs the photoblog ShootTokyo, has a Kickstarter project for his upcoming photography book.
He’s just about one of the most enthusiastic photographers I know, always offering encouragement, sharing advice, and generally infecting people with an eagerness to get out and take photos.
Certainly I found his blog post “10 things I learned from daily shooting” inspiring, and it led to me getting out and taking photos every day for a few months when I was first living in Ballycastle – something I learned a lot from.
I’ve always thoroughly enjoyed seeing his photos and it gives me ideas for my own adventures in photography. Here’s a sample of the sort of thing you can expect to feast your eyes upon!
Below is the video from Dave’s Kickstarter project for ShootTokyo: The Book
The prices are all very reasonable and you can pick up a printed copy for only $60. If you’re a digital-only person, you can get a copy of the eBook for $30. There are various other backing levels where you can get prints, or even a day wandering around Tokyo with Dave.
Here’s some text about the project from the Kickstarter page, where you can sense that boundless enthusiasm just brimming over.
ShootTokyo initially started as a way for me to improve my photography and has turned into a daily obsession for me. The site has achieved more success than I ever could have imagined with 1,000s of daily visitors. I love getting to share my passion with you and hopefully helping to inspire you along the way.
One of my dreams has been to create a book for people to keep in their home, office or on their coffee table to enjoy my photographs. There is an incredible amount of preparation and planning required to create a high quality photography book.
I have reached that point. I am ready. I in the final stages of selecting my images for the book but have a look at portfolio or have a look below to get a feel for what images will be in the book. I am also taking suggestions if you have your favorite that you would like to have included.
I have hired a professional book designer to help me design and bring my book to you in the same professional manner I bring you ShootTokyo. We are partnering with a printing house in Tokyo to print my book. You can check out some of their previous work with this book.
I can’t wait to hold my book in my hands to feel it and see it. If you are lover of photography, a lover of Japan or a regular reader of ShootTokyo (arigato!) please consider sponsoring this project.
Interested? Check out the Kickstarter project page – only 11 days left for backers to register their funding commitments.