The goal of this crowdfunding campaign is to finance the publishing of the photo book, The Journey.
Created by visual story teller Itxaso Zuñiga Ruiz and Japanese designer Yumi Kohsaka, The Journey is a visual interpretation of a life’s journey, a travel journey, with more poetic images than explicit or descriptive photographs.
With intimate text and photographs, The Journey reflects on the acts of travel and photography. This book is more about how you feel looking at the images rather than what the images actually show. The Journey will be Itxaso´s second photo book.
First edition: 150 limited copies.
- Hard cover.
- Size: 21x21 cm.
- 12 chapters - 208 pages.
- 4 different types of paper.
- 188 pages of color images and text including 20 tracing paper pages.
- 20 pages with an interview to Itxaso Zuñiga Ruiz, locations and previous publications.
- Language: English with translations into Catalan, Spanish and Japanese.
- 3 page flyers with translation (Cat, Esp and Jp).
Why crowdfunding and how we will use the funds?
Self-publishing and crowdfunding The Journey with a pre-ordered copy is an optimal way to know the number of printings beforehand and establish a more efficient and closer relationship between the author and the reader.
Reaching the goal of 7.500€ will allow us to publish a first edition of 150 limited and numbered copies of The Journey:
- 35% goes to the team of contributors for making and promoting the book.
- 15% goes to the draft, dummy book materials, preparation and crowdfunding campaign.
- 50% will go to printing.
So... no profits in the short run; it is a limited edition and a bet for a book that we think needs to see the light. All the money raised above the original goal will help us to print a few more copies of the book and reduce its printing cost.
My wish for this book is for it to travel...either close to where it was born or around the world. So if you like it and want to have its beauty close to you, I would be very happy to see The Journey flying away to your home.
Hopefully we will reach the goal!
Thank you, as always, for your support :)
On the right you can find all the rewards, they go from 10€ to 750€.
VERY IMPORTANT, rewards only include shipping in Spain (unless otherwise specified).
If you need shipping anywhere outside Spain, please add to the order the International shipping reward (10€).
You can choose 1 from the following 5 photographs to have an original printed photograph (20x15 cm).
Below are some images from 3 Travel Diaries: Reproductions of Mongolia, Hawaii and India Traveler´s Notebook diaries.
There are also 6 limited and unique frames from the Mongolia, Hawaii and India Traveler´s Notebook diaries for sale. Each frame is 31x32cm with Ilford Gold Photo Paper on Traveler´s Notebook Paper.
Schedule: when will you receive the rewards?
We expect to print the book and the rest of the rewards in October.
So if you buy the book now, you will get it early December, right before Christmas! ;)
Itxaso Zuñiga Ruiz is a visual story teller specialized in travel photography and has been working for foreign media since 2005. Born in Terrassa (Barcelona, Catalonia) in 1978, she started traveling with her camera around Europe when she was 16 years old. Three years later, in 1999 she published her first photo book “Encounters.”
She graduated from the EFFC School of Photography in Spain and completed her studies in photography at the Westminster University of London in 1999. In 2000 she sailed around the world and for few years she worked as managing technician at the Laboratory of Photography in the University of Barcelona.
In 2005 she moved to Tokyo, Japan and worked as freelance photographer for Japanese, Spanish and Hong Kong magazines and news agencies for 5 years. In 2010 she moved to India, first to New Delhi and after to Rishikesh (Uttarkhand), and worked for Japanese, Hong Kong and South Korean magazines and newspapers.
After 12 years living abroad, in 2017, Itxaso moved back to Europe where she continues to work for Japanese and South Korean magazines and newspapers.
Itxaso is a Basque name that means "sea."
The Journey will be her second photo book.
Yumi Kohsaka is a Japanese graphic designer born in the northern island of Hokkaido and running her design studio in Tokyo since 2009. Currently she is working with various clients and collaborators across Asia and Europe, from music entertainment companies, to fashion, start-ups, international health organizations or NPOs etc.
Special thanks for their contribution to this campaign: Krzystof Rosa, Dane Leigh Gogoshin, Jordi Preixens Forte, Àngels Arroyo, Jordi Urgell, Anna and Aitziber Zuñiga Ruiz, Silvia Pascual Regueiro, Pep Puig Mestre and Pello Zuñiga.
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