Photobook - From Mountains to Molehills - Faces of Longboarding

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A photobook that documents the longboard-scene surrounding me. After two years of photographing I want to return some of the love I received.
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André Kniepkamp
Photography
Cologne
Germany
1 Team Member


From Mountains to Molehills - Faces of Longboarding
Sunday morning, at a longboard-contest somewhere in Germany.
Saturday was already great, I had a good time shooting all the nice, crazy, beautiful, inspiring and highly talented people who came together to have a good time skating on those long wooden planks. I grab my camerabag, my longboard, a coffee and start again. Another day in baking sunshine, seeing faces, meeting longboarders from all over europe, making friends. And document everything on film. 

I spent some of the best days of the past two years like this, travelling from mountains to molehills, documenting the longboard-scene surrounding me. All the dancers, freeriders, downhill-racers, sliders, cruisers, slalom-geeks, all the die-hard-ladies and all the nice gentlemen I met on the hills, the parks and streets ... amazing.
»Faces of Longboarding« is a series of portraits and moods that provides a deep insight into the scene, a close look at people who really love that lifestyle, who travel from one end of europe to the other with no money, no sponsor, but tons of love and dedication.

After two years I want to return some of the love I received, with this campaign I want to raise money to print a photobook with a best of of all the portraits I took. Preorder your book here, along with a limited screenprint or a set of postcards!

Who am I?
My name is André Kniepkamp, I'm a selftaught photographer who works and lives in Cologne, Germany. After long years of skating and surfing, I started longboarding a few years ago. Fascinated by the diversity of the scene I began with my »Faces of Longboarding«, an analog photo-project I was working on for the last two years.
You can find the photos on my blog or follow the project on facebook.

What I need and what you get
I‘m going to print at least 500 hardcover-photobooks on FSC-certified 300gr paper at a print shop in Germany that focusses on sustainablitity regarding the use of paper, printing ink, electricity and shipping. The book will contain more than 150 analog photos on 120 pages! Furthermore I‘ll offer a set of postcards and a limited edition of numbered and signed screenprints on 250gr. recycling-paper in A3. (29,7x42cm) See a preview here! Each boook will be signed by me, too.

You can preorder your book here to make this all happen! 5700€ are needed to print 500 copies of the photobook and 100 screenprints, any cent above that goal is used to print more books, organize an exhibition and to cover productions-costs like film-development, scanning, etc. If the goal is not reached, your money ist not wasted of course! The book will be printed, because I strongly believe in that project and I hope you do, too. 

If you can‘t or don‘t want to spend any money, that‘s ok.
You can still help with sharing the link on facebook or any other social media platform using the menue on top of the page.


1% For The Planet
I'm member of 1% For The Planet, that means, I obligate to donate 1% of my sales for the planet, pledging to support non-profit organizations focused on sustainability. So by buying the book you support the environment, too. Great, isn't it?
1% For The Planet is an alliance of businesses that understand the necessity of protecting the natural environment. They understand that profit and loss are directly linked to its health, and are concerned with the social and environmental impacts of industry. Learn more about 1% For The Planet 


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This campaign ended on April 4, 2014
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    Set of 4 postcards

    Get a set of 4 postcards with selected pictures from the book, printed on 300gr recycling-paper. Shipping is not included.

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    Photobook for a special price

    Get the photobook »From Mountains to Molehills« for a special price here! It will cost 35€ in stores. You will receive a beautifully crafted hardcover-book, 20x25cm, with over 150 analog photos on 124 pages, printed on 170gr. recycling-paper. Every book will be handsigned! Shipping is not included.

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    The photobook plus a set of 4 postcards. Every book will be handsigned, this package is only availlable within this campaign! Shipping is not included.

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    Photobook plus screenprint

    The photobook and a limited, signed and numbered screenprint in A3 (29,7x42cm) Every book will be handsigned, this package is only availlable within this campaign! Shipping is not included.

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    The big package

    Get the big package here! The photobook plus a limited, signed and numbered screenprint and a set of 4 postcards. The screenprint is printed on 250gr. recycling-paper in A3 (29,7x42cm), the postcards on 300gr. recycling-paper. Preview of the screenprint: http://bit.ly/1b4OmN6 Every book will be handsigned, this package is only availlable within this campaign! Shipping is not included.

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    Sponsor package

    Become a sponsor of the project and get your logo printed on the sponsor-page inside the book. Furthermore you'll get 5 copies of the photobook plus a limited, signed and numbered screenprint and a set of 4 postcards. The screenprint is printed on 250gr. recycling-paper in A3 (29,7x42cm), the postcards on 300gr. recycling-paper. Preview of the screenprint: http://bit.ly/1b4OmN6 Please get in contact with me, BEFORE you buy this perk! Just write me a private comment with your mailadress.

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