I Need To See You

A book that celebrates the most interesting subject matter - people.
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Jonathan Dy
Photography
Vancouver, British Columbia
Canada
1 Team Member

I Need To See You...

Life is empty without the people in it..

Since 2006 I've been taking portraits of friends, strangers, musicians, painters, shooters, dancers, rebels, actors, farmers, beekeepers - and anyone else that caught my attention.  There was a story to be had in every face, and the friendships made with a camera have become more valuable to me than the pictures themselves.  

After 7 years I've decided to make a book called, "I Need To See You"

Cover

Sample page 1

Sample page 2

Why should this book be made?

We have grown accustom to the digital experience, but I still need to touch the photos I love.  As a result I have produced a library of archival quality prints,

Library

made hundreds of zines...

zines 1

zines 2

zines 3

zines 4

and even more art journals...

sketchbooks

sketchbook library

This book has been on my mind for a long time and will contain my strongest work to date. 

While mainly focused on portraiture it will also be spliced with the odd summit,

Mount Brunswick

abandoned structure,

Detroit Packard Plant

aerial,

Downtown Vancouver Aerial

and more.. 

I love Vancouver - my aim is to bring more attention to its art/music scenes, and make a tangible memoir available for the people in them.

While the beauty of the west is nearly inescapable, I am still attached to my creative roots out east, and this book would not be complete without them...

As this project runs I will be on a road trip to shoot talent that I've had my eye on in NY, Toronto, Windsor/Detroit and a bunch of places in between. 

This will be the last stint of portraits before putting the book together.

About me

My name is Jonathan Dy, I went to school for painting and became a self-taught pro photographer over the last few years. 

While the principles of composition, colour and light are present in both mediums, the processes couldn't be more different... As a painter I thrived on intuition and isolation, with the camera I need to connect and take quick measurements of my surroundings.  Although methods have changed, one thing that has remained consistent throughout my work is people - our emotions, gestures and motives are an endless source of exploration.  

Book Details

Full Colour
Over 100 high quality pages
Perfect bound
8"x8.25"
Soft Cover (hard cover if I raise enough money)
No more than one picture per page
Limited Edition
Signed and numbered


What I need to make it happen

I've set my goal at $3500. That will just barely cover the cost of printing and shipping for a limited edition of 100.  The bigger the edition the lower the printing price goes per book. IF I can make it past that mark then I can consider a hard cover and possibly adding more pages.  The more I raise the better the end product will be for everyone.

I also need money to shoot while I'm on the road until the end of June.  When this campaign ends it will take a month to put the book together, and the more funds I have, the more time I can spend on detail.

I've set no limit to any of the perks, so the quality and quantity of this book is, to a great extent, in your hands.

I'm going to make this the best thing I've ever done.  I'm going to pour so much love into each page it will make your eyes swell.

But I need all the help I can get.

Please contribute in any way that you can, post, tweet, and email it to anyone that might be interested - everything counts.  

If you have any questions contact me at jdformed@gmail.com

Thanks for your support!

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Links to more of my work

Website

Flickr

Behance

tumblr

 

 

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$4,220USD
raised by 66 people in 2 months
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$3,500 USD goal
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This campaign ended on July 22, 2013
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  • $10USD
    Postcard Print

    A postcard size print from the portrait series with a big thank you on the back from me. Shipping included

    3 claimed

  • $15USD
    "I Need to See You" Zine

    A 32 page glimpse of the book physically put together by myself, that can fit in your back pocket. Shipping included

    2 claimed

  • $20USD
    High Quality Print

    A high quality 9"x 6.75" signed print (of my choice) on an 8.5:x11" sheet of photo paper, made with an Epson 4800 inkjet printer. Shipping included

    3 claimed

  • $25USD
    Art Journal/Sketchbook

    A handmade unique blank sketchbook. Something to keep your most important thoughts in. Shipping included

    3 claimed

  • $40USD
    Print of YOUR choice

    Any photo that you want from my website, flickr, tumblr, behance, facebook. A high quality 9"x 6.75" signed print on an 8.5:x11" sheet of photo paper, made with an Epson 4800 inkjet printer. Shipping included

    3 claimed

  • $50USD
    THE BOOK

    The main attraction Over 100 high quality pages Perfect bound 8"x 8.25" Soft Cover (hard cover if I raise enough money) No more than one picture per page Limited Edition Signed and numbered Shipping included

    39 claimed

  • $150USD
    The Book and 16"x20" Print

    "I Need To See You" the book, and any photo from my website, flickr, tumblr, behance, facebook. 16"x 20" signed print on a 17"x 22" sheet of photo paper, made with an Epson 4800 inkjet printer. Shipping included

    7 claimed

  • $250USD
    The Friend Package

    2 copies of, "I Need To See You" the book, and any 2 photos from my website, flickr, tumblr, behance, facebook. 16"x 20" signed print on a 17"x 22" sheet of photo paper, made with an Epson 4800 inkjet printer. Shipping included

    0 claimed

  • $500USD
    I Need To Hug You Package

    "I Need To See You" the book 16"x 20" signed print on a 17"x 22" of any photo from my website, flickr, tumblr, behance, facebook. 9"x 6.75" signed print on an 8.5"x11" of any photo you want. A handmade blank sketchbook A pack of 6 Zines Shipping included Plus a portrait of you. This is mainly a Vancouver offer, but if you would like to try and arrange a shoot while I'm on the road please feel free get in contact. Hopefully we can make it happen

    1 claimed

  • $1,000USD
    I Need To Kiss You Package

    "I Need To See You" the book Five 16"x 20" signed prints on a 17"x 22" of any photo from my website, flickr, tumblr, behance, facebook A handmade blank sketchbook A pack of 6 Zines Two portraits for you and someone special or you can gift both shoots (mainly a Vancouver offer) Plus my eternal thanks and special credit in the book

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