In october 2012, I began to walk and photograph Madrid. In 2014 I launched my first crowdfunding-project in Verkami . 700 people participated and my first book Callejeando Madrid was the result. Two intense years which became a great personal experience that surpassed my expectations. After a short break, in the fall of 2014 I started working more in black and white and, in September 2015 I began to share my project Madrid Street Photography. Every day, at 9 in the morning, I share a photograph in Facebook. The great classics of black and white street photography and other photographers more current like Trent Parke, Eamon Doyle, Daido Moriyama…are a reference and inspiration to me
The response on your part has, again, exceeded my expectations. More than 30.000 people follow the project on Facebook. Many of you have asked me when I was going to publish a new book, this has encouraged me to launch this second campaign of crowdfunding.
Today, two years and 600 shared photographs later, I invite you to participate in the publication of a new book.
Street photography has become a passion, an excuse to wander aimlessly through the city. After 5 years of strolling, I feel like a “Flâneur” and I believe that this word perfectly defines what this new project means to me, so I decided it would become the title of the book.
This work is presented as a visual and emotional diary that connects me to Madrid. Inside the book you will find around 45 images, product of my solitary walks, surrounded by white to reinforce the idea of framing. It is that scene selected, and no other, abstracted from all the noise and visual pollution of the city. The entire process of editing, design and printing is being done with great care. The objective is that you can go quietly through the images and that you return again and again to discover new details. Every image has a story that builds the history of my search for light and chiaroscuro.
This new book is the product of the work of the last five years.
What will be the destination of our contributions:
First goal: 7.980 euros to cover part of the costs of producing this book: editing, design, printing, binding… as well as the costs for this platform management.
Second goal: 14.000 euros to offer a photography workshop to a group of 15-20 artists with intellectual disability in Madrid. Eva Sala, photographer specialized in social projects (NOPHOTOVOZ y Las Cientovolando) Kamikazes de la imagen and a Non Profit Organization of Madrid will collaborate in this course.
For whom I made this book
For all those who are following my work in Madrid Street Photography
For all lovers of black and white photography who want to discover the city from this point of view.
For all those who supported my previous project Callejeando Madrid
For all those who want to support projects of photography workshops for artists and groups with more difficulty to access this medium.
Technical details of the book
Measures: 245 x 295mm
Inside: 96 pages printed in tritone; paper Gardapat Kiara 135 gr.
Binding: sewn hardback material Tela Savanna 5701, round back, normal carton, caliber 2,00mm and white headband, color printing, shrink unit.
Photographs: Ignacio Gil
Editing: Laura M. Lombardía- Eduardo Navel Control-P
Pre-Printing: Eduardo Nave/Control-P
Design and layout: Underbau
The 4th of April the campaign starts in Verkami. From that moment on we will have 40 days to achieve the necessary funds for the project. Verkami will not charge the money from your account until the end of the campaign (at the end of the 40 days) and only if we have achieved the full amount. For more information, please, visit their website VERKAMI FAQ
The 13th of May will be the last day to make any contributions, from that moment on Verkami will start to charge the contributions from your accounts. This process will take 10 days. I want to have the book ready in the third week of June and will start to send them.
The first 100 contributions will be awarded with a copy of the book Callejeando Madrid.
People who purchase a book through VERKAMI will get a unique book since it is a limited edition of only 700 copies.Also the names of each patron will be printed on one of the pages of the book.
FLÂNEUR JUNIOR MADRILEÑO 25€
One book of a limited edition + appreciation with your name (or a name you choose) on a page of the book + thank you card + picking up in Madrid.
FLÂNEUR JUNIOR NACIONAL 32€
One book of a limited edition + appreciation with your name (or a name you choose) on a page of the book + thank you card + shipping in Spain.
FLÂNEUR JUNIOR INTERNACIONAL 38€
One book of a limited edition + appreciation with your name on a page of the book + thank you card + shipping to any country in the UE.
FLÂNEUR SENIOR 55€
Two books of a limited edition + appreciation with your name (or a name you choose) on a page in the book + thank you card + shipping in Spain
FLÂNEUR SENIOR INTERNACIONAL 65€
Two books of a limited edition + appreciation with your name (or a name you choose) on a page in the book + thank you card + shipping to any country in the UE.
FAMILIA FLÂNEUR 135€
Five books of a limited edition + appreciation with your name (or a name you choose) on a page in the book + Thank you card + shipping in Spain.
FLÂNEUR PREMIUM 200€
Two books of a limited edition + an original framed photograph (40x60cm) of a choice below, printed on Hanhemühle PhotoRag Pearl 320gr.paper + Thank you card + appreciation with your name (or a name you choose) on a page in the book + shipping or personal book delivery (Only in Spain)
SUPER FLÂNEUR 350€
Two books of a limited edition + Two original framed photographs (40x60cm) of a choice below, printed on Hanhemühle PhotoRag Pearl 320gr. paper + Appreciation with your name (or a name you choose) on a page of the book + Than you Card + shipping or personal book delivery (only in Spain)
EL REY FLÂNEUR 500€
Two books of a limited edition + Three original framed photographs (40x60cm) of a choice below, printed on Hanhemühle PhotoRag Pearl 320gr. paper + Appreciation with your name (or a name you choose) on a page of the book + Than you Card + Shipping only in Spain or Picking up in Madrid
Choice of Photographs
These are the choices you have on the rewards including original copies.
Puerta Palacio Real
Puerta de Alcalá
Plaza de la Villa
If you live outside the UE and you want to get a copy of the book, please contact me at [email protected]
When will my contribution be charged?
When the period of collection established by Verkami (40 days of campaign) has finished, the amount you have contributed will be charged from your credit-card or Paypal-account with the name Verkami as destination.
How do I receive the reward?
After having finished the period of campaign, we will send a form to your email with various questions according to the reward of your choice: You can fill in the name you want to show on the back cover of the book (If you want) and the address where you want to receive the reward.
Can I contribute and send the book as a present?
Yes. You can contribute as many times as you want with your user of Verkami. After having finished the period of campaign, we will send you a form in which you can indicate for each book a different address and name which we will put on the back cover of the book( If you want). In this case, the name of the person to whom you want to send this reward as a gift.
We are an association, entity...and we don't have a credit card. How can we contribute and receive the provided reward?
In that case, please, send me an email to [email protected] and I will give you a bank-account number for your contribution.