Process for preordering NIGHT VISIONS: Beyond Good and Evil
Okay, in keeping with my usual “Hey! That was fun!” life of surprises, the printing deadline for the new book got moved up about 2 weeks before the Kickstarter campaign would have ended. So yeah… Nix of the Kickstarter. BUZZ! Thanks for playing.
Anyway, I am still relying on preorders to help fund the bulk of production costs this project so here’s what were are doing.
STEP 1: Decide what you want:
NIGHT VISIONS: Beyond Good and Evil – CDN $30
NIGHT VISIONS: Beyomd Good and Evil Ltd Special Edition w/ original audio score inspired by the photographs – CDN $40
OTHER EYES: Photographs by Baron S. Cameron – CDN $30
For shipping inside Canada add CDN $20
For shipping internationally add CDN $25
For shipping TWO BOOKS inside Canada add CDN $25
For shipping TWO BOOK internationally add CDN $30
FOR MULTIPLE COPIES OF EITHER BOOK PLEASE JUST EMAIL ME WITH YOUR SPECIAL REQUEST AND I’LL GET RIGHT BACK TO YOU WITH A PRICE.
STEP 2: Email me with “BOOK ORDER” in the subject line, what products you’d like to receive, with an email Interact transfer for the total amount (products + shipping), and the address to which you would like it shipped. I will begin shipping products out to out of town customers in mid-October. My email for this will be firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like a copy (copies) but can’t pay through email money transfer or PAYPAL, send me an email and we’ll figure something out to get your money out of your bank account and into my printer’s pocket.
I think that’s everything. Email me with any questions you may have.
ABOUT THE PROJECT:
My first published book of photographs, OTHER EYES, was a wide-ranging collection of images from the past five years. It was generally well received and had many claiming that my photography had reached a new level and focus.
NIGHT VISIONS: Beyond Good and Evil seeks to continue the narrative started by the final section of my first book. In its current working format, it will be 150-200 original b/w images shot in the hours between sunset and sunrise, documenting the streets of the city people rarely see. All the images were shot with the available ambient light to represent the scene exactly as it was, the light and shadow cast by city streets at night.
“Why do some photographers go to the street and other photographers go to a studio? Some people want to pretend it’s a movie and other photographers walk into the world and they say, ‘Show me’. Those select few, through time, who are willing to go out into the chaos with some hopes of interacting with moments where life will become clarified for them.”
~ Joel Meyerowitz, “Everybody Street” (2013)
Though I still enjoy shooting fashion, events, and portraits, my passion is in my solo sojourns into the city streets at night. It’s not just about the people you meet, it is about the odd, little street scenes that present themselves when the sun goes down. I enjoy seeking out those temporary images of city life that will be gone three hours later, three minutes in some cases.
Shot mostly in Vancouver, NIGHT VISIONS: Beyond Good and Evil endeavours to put forward a “morally neutral” collage of a city at night. I am working from the philosophical position that an action, in and of itself, is neither Good nor Evil. It is not until that action is witnessed (by me as the disinterested observer) and, ultimately, judged by a outside viewer, that any distinctions of Good or Evil, Right or Wrong, are applied. Such judgements can only be arrived at by the personal experience and world view of each viewer individually.
I have a new selection of local “Heads” lined up to write the Foreword sections for me and I’m considering the edition of a handful of short text sections, dispersed throughout the book, relating some of the experiences (good, bad, and/or ugly) I had while taking the photos that make up the book.
ABOUT THE SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION (50 copies)
In collaboration with sound designer, audiophile, and irreparable synth zealot and collector: Hashmoder, this Special Limited Edition of Night Visions: Beyond Good and Evil comes with an accompanying score, inspired by the images, composed specifically for this project. The intended effect of this multimedia experiment is to create, at a later reading of the book, a unifying element to the images, providing the reader with an emotional journey through the city’s dark hours, eventually arriving at the sunrise. This will, hopefully, add to the reader’s reflections on the work by juxtaposing an engineered sensation with a selection of images that were captured and curated with as much detachment as I could muster while remaining human.