Models in the Morning - Photography Book

Basement Fox hits the road to complete a photo book and film series in a vintage trailer.
Asher Moss
Nashville, Tennessee
United States
2 Team Members

I've spent the last year shooting a mostly analog photography series with women in minimal clothing. It's about posing women in natural light with the very bare essentials so as to capture them in their most beautiful and vulnerable moments.

The last six months I've been renovating a sixties trailer and restoring a 1970 ford pickup truck with the dream to take this series across America. What will I pack? Film. And lots of it.

Life is about the challenge and there is nothing more challenging than shooting manual film photography. You never know what you are going to get and when you get it, it is unlike anything a digital camera could ever produce. Film is a dying art and there are a handful of us passionate analog enthusiasts who want to keep it alive.

That's where you come in. This is an opportunity to provide enough support to travel this country and create a large format hardbound photography book perfect for a coffee table. We also plan to shoot a series of short films featuring each model on the trip.

In order to get there we need enough money for gas, food and film for a three month tour. Once back we format the layout of the book followed by having it printed and distributed to fine folks like yourself. Then? We throw a huge art show party for those involved. And we literally can't do it without you!

We have spent a tremendous amount of time researching specific costs and here is the breakdown.

We need...

1. $3000 in Gas / Parking trailer (That's over 6K pulling the trailer)

2. $2000 in Film / Processing

3. $1500 in Food

4. $1000 Design / Layout

5. $5000 Print and Distribution

6. Misc & Unexpected Costs (Roadtrip breakdowns, influx print cost, gas prices etc)

So far I have sold nearly everything I own, rebuilt the engine in my truck and bought all the necessary gear for the road. I have also saved enough money to cover all the bills while gone and moved into the trailer in a best friends backyard where I will reside until it's time to leave for the trip.

There are some fantastic perks from personal photoshoots, to signed books and large prints uniquely made just for you down to small polaroids and digital packages. See the list and help us get moving!

If we don't make our goal, we will use what we raise for the trip and find alternate ways to fund the publishing of the book. *Please note, if we are unable to raise funds to print the book and photographs, we'll find other ways to reward you. If we raise more than enough money, we'll use that to create a mini documentary about the trip and bring along a film maker to capture the journey on video.

All who back (even for $1) will be invited to a backers only platform to follow the intimate details and updates of the trip. If you are unable  to support at this time, would you mind helping get the word out by sharing this with others?

If any profits are made as a result of this project, we will be working with The A21 Campaign in donating a portion of the proceeds to help fight against human trafficking in America and around the world.



New York, NY

Philly, PA

Austin, TX

Marfa, TX

Flagstaff, AZ

Los Angeles, CA

San Fransisco, CA

Portland, OR

Seattle, WA

Missoula, MT

Denver, CO




Video Editor: Jonathan Rogers

Cinematography: Ryan Holmberg / Nathan Hughes / Basement Fox

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  • $1USD
    A Big Thank You

    Every dollar is another mile! Keep being awesome.

    4 claimed

  • $10USD
    3 Random Prints

    You get 3 randomly selected hard copy prints along with the digital versions.

    32 claimed

    Estimated delivery: December 2013
  • $20USD

    Digital image lovers, here you go. A complete copy of the photo book in digital form.

    15 claimed

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  • $25USD
    Polaroid with E-Book

    Polaroid "from the road" signed and lipstick kissed by model. Also includes the full digital download of the e-book.

    15 out of 200 claimed

    Estimated delivery: December 2013
  • $35USD
    2014 Model Calendar

    12 exclusive large printed images from the series for each month of the calendar year.

    4 out of 50 claimed

  • $50USD
    E-Book with Video Series

    Exclusive access to our model short film series along with a copy of the e-book and a Polaroid print "from the road" signed and lipstick kissed by model.

    5 claimed

    Estimated delivery: December 2013
  • $75USD
    Exclusive Model Submission

    This is a top priority list for those who wish to participate in the modeling for this book. This not only acts as a submission fee, but as an opportunity to have a full 12x12 page to yourself if selected.

    1 claimed

  • $95USD
    Photobook + Polaroid

    1st edition hard copy of the book signed with a Polaroid print "from the road" signed and lipstick kissed by model.

    22 out of 40 claimed

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  • $250USD
    Photobook & 16x20 Print

    1st edition hard copy of the book and a 16x20 Pigment Print. Includes exclusive access to our model short film series.

    2 out of 20 claimed

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  • $500USD

    Here is an opportunity to meet up with me on the road for a photoshoot and a chance to be in the book. Regardless, there will be a special thank you in the book for your contribution! This also includes a 1st Edition book, signed.

    1 out of 10 claimed

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  • $1,000USD
    Photoshoot or Teaching

    You choose. We can meet up along the way and you get a full session shoot or a lesson in film photography. We'll shoot a subject together and I'll teach you my process. Also includes the 1st Edition book with a large 24x30 pigment print plus Polaroids "from the road".

    0 out of 10 claimed

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  • $5,000USD
    The EVERYTHING package!

    This is what I call the EVERYTHING package. You get two 1st Edition books signed, Large 20x30 print mounted, Polaroids, invite to the art show party AND *I'll come to you for a personalized photoshoot of your liking OR we can shoot a subject together and I'll walk you through the process of film photography and teach you everything I know. *Within reasonable distance of tour

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