California Dreaming: Real life stories of Brits in LA

An inspiring coffee table photography book featuring portraits & stories from an eclectic mix of British people who followed their dreams to the City of Angels.
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California Dreaming: Real Life Stories of Brits in LA


Summary

Experience the inspirational stories of Brits who have crossed the pond to live the California Dream. This richly-illustrated coffee table volume features the stories and portraits of an eclectic mixture of British people from all walks of life who have followed their aspirations and hopes to the City of Angels. From actors to acrobats, butlers to boxers, the stories of those who left home for the adventure of Los Angeles will inspire, entertain, and move you.

To continue this labour of love, we simply need to cover the print costs for this limited first edition. Approximately ninety-six pages of stunning portraits and fascinating stories published on luxurious stock, California Dreaming will be a magnificent conversation piece for any home. 

The subjects of California Dreaming are as diverse and surprising as Los Angeles itself. They include Nigel Lythgoe (producer of American Idol and executive producer/judge for So You Think You Can Dance), Zandra Rhodes (acclaimed fashion designer for Diana, Princess of Wales and Freddie Mercury, amongst others), Lucy Davis (actress in The Office and Ugly Betty), the Atherton twins (Cirque Du Soleil acrobats), Ioan Gruffudd (actor in Titanic, Black Hawk Down, Fantastic Four), Audley Harrison (Olympic boxer), Alan Selka (celebrity butler to producer Robert Evans) and Steve Sidelnyk (drummer for Madonna, Tina Turner, and many others).

Become a part of the California Dream. Contributors will be rewarded for their support from the many offers available. Receive a signed copy of this first edition, a featured print, or your very own portrait shoot

Please note: Prices for the book are discounted during the campaign.
Please add $10 postage and packing for USA and $20 for outside the USA. Thank you!  


Background

The photographer is living her own California Dream, and the subjects of her work were the inspiration for this project. Combining her passion for photography with her curiosity about what brought her fellow Brits to Los Angeles. After exhibiting in venues such as the Royal Academy of Arts in London, Dawn Bowery was drawn to the creative spirit and opportunity that Southern California has to offer. Her work has been exhibited at the Los Angeles Art Association and the California Open Exhibition. Her fine art photography is in private art collections around the world.

For more information visit: www.britsinlabook.com and "like" my Facebook page


Press

BBC America: Mind the Gap, article by James Bartlett

The Huffington Post, article by Larry Jaffee

The British Weekly, interview by Craig Young and Eileen Lee


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  • $130USD
    Featured
    California Dreaming - Extra

    2 signed limited edition copies of the book A mention in the Patrons section at back of the book. Plus a big thank you on the facebook.com/californiadreamingbook page and the website britsinlabook.com.

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    Estimated delivery: April 2014
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    Thank you

    A big thank you on the facebook.com/californiadreamingbook page and the website britsinlabook.com.

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    International postage/packing

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  • $25USD
    Postcard

    A big thank you on the facebook.com/californiadreamingbook page and the website britsinlabook.com. Receive a postcard with a hand written message featuring a stunning montage of portraits from the book.

    9 out of 400 claimed

    Estimated delivery: February 2014
  • $40USD
    Patrons

    A mention in the Patrons section at back of the book. Plus a big thank you on the facebook.com/californiadreamingbook page and the website britsinlabook.com. Receive a postcard with a hand written message featuring a stunning montage of portraits from the book.

    5 out of 200 claimed

    Estimated delivery: February 2014
  • $50USD
    Featured print

    Choose from a selection of portraits from the book. Contact me for details. 9x12 inches. Please add $5 postage and packing for USA shipping. $10 outside the USA A mention in the Patrons section at back of the book. Plus a big thank you on the facebook.com/californiadreamingbook page and the website britsinlabook.com.

    3 out of 100 claimed

    Estimated delivery: March 2014
  • $65USD
    California Dreaming - Basic

    Limited edition copy of the book A mention in the Patrons section at back of the book. Plus a big thank you on the facebook.com/californiadreamingbook page and the website britsinlabook.com.

    31 out of 300 claimed

    Estimated delivery: April 2014
  • $75USD
    California Dreaming - Signed1

    Signed limited edition copy of the book. A mention in the Patrons section at back of the book. Plus a big thank you on the facebook.com/californiadreamingbook page and the website britsinlabook.com.

    16 out of 300 claimed

    Estimated delivery: April 2014
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    California Dreaming - Signed2

    Signed with a personal dedication limited edition copy of the book A mention in the Patrons section at back of the book. Plus a big thank you on the facebook.com/californiadreamingbook page and the website britsinlabook.com.

    23 out of 200 claimed

    Estimated delivery: April 2014
  • $100USD
    1 hour photography workshop

    Come and learn how to get the most out of your camera with a one hour one-to-one lesson with Dawn Bowery A mention in the Patrons section at back of the book. Plus a big thank you on the facebook.com/californiadreamingbook page and the website britsinlabook.com.

    2 out of 50 claimed

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  • $180USD
    California Dreaming: Extra2

    3 signed limited edition copies of the book (Please add postage and packing of $20 unless you are local to CA 90046 ) A mention in the Patrons section at back of the book. Plus a big thank you on the facebook.com/californiadreamingbook page and the website britsinlabook.com.

    7 claimed

  • $220USD
    Mini Photoshoot

    Come along to my studio for a special offer fun 30 minute portrait shoot. I will take unlimited photographs and create an online viewing gallery for you to share with family and friends. Included in this package are two retouched colour corrected digital files. A mention in the Patrons section at back of the book. Plus a big thank you on the facebook.com/californiadreamingbook page and the website britsinlabook.com.

    2 out of 200 claimed

    Estimated delivery: March 2014
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    4 signed limited edition copies of the book (Please add postage and packing of $20 unless you are local to CA 90046 )

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  • $600USD
    Portrait shoot plus book

    Come and experience a one hour photo shoot package with Dawn Bowery Photography. I will take unlimited photographs and create an online viewing gallery for you to share with family and friends. Included in this package are eight retouched colour corrected digital files. Plus a signed with personal dedication copy of the book. A mention in the Patrons section at back of the book. Plus a big thank you on the facebook.com/californiadreamingbook page and the website britsinlabook.com.

    1 out of 50 claimed

    Estimated delivery: April 2014
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