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paulr
21-Apr-2015, 14:11
I'm going to be launching a Kickstarter campaign in the next couple weeks for my book project. It's a documentary / art / history book on an iconic Brooklyn factory that's just been demolished.

I realize everyone here has their own projects to fund—I don't want to be the guy who's hitting up his fellow artists for lunch money. But I think we can all support each other's projects by helping spread the word. If you know anyone ... friends, family, organizations ... who might be interested in the book, could you pass on a link? I think this book would appeal to people interested in industrial landscape photography, American industrial history, or Brooklyn nostalgia.

If you have a Facebook account, a Like on the project page (https://www.facebook.com/dominobook) helps out a lot (sad to say).

I'll post the actual Kickstarter link when the campaign goes live.

Thanks so much any help!

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More from the project here (http://www.paulraphaelson.com/domino).

Greg Miller
21-Apr-2015, 16:32
I "liked" from my photography FB page. Hope it helps.

CropDusterMan
21-Apr-2015, 17:14
I loved that place Paul...I lived across from it in Manhattan. I'm sure some condos will take its place. Man, it must suck to be a film maker
looking for gritty waterfront scenes in NY these days...all been gentrified. Looks like you have some interesting images there.

DennisD
21-Apr-2015, 18:22
I don't know beans about Facebook even though I have an account.

I went to your page, "liked" it & wrote a comment FWIW.
While there noticed that your "likes" increased by 4.
So you must be doing something right.

Good luck, it's a very interesting building and a wonderful project.

Dennis

Peter De Smidt
21-Apr-2015, 18:40
It looks like it'll be a great book. I hope that it gets funded!

paulr
21-Apr-2015, 20:09
Thanks so much everyone.

paulr
26-Jun-2015, 08:07
Hey everyone, just an update to say the project has launched on Kickstarter (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1534429397/sweet-ruin-the-brooklyn-domino-sugar-refinery?ref=nav_search).

Thank you for any and all support, including spreading the word to anyone who'd be interested.

Jim Cole
26-Jun-2015, 08:18
Just pledged! Looks like a great project. Best of luck getting fully funded. Looking forward to seeing the finished book.

paulr
26-Jun-2015, 10:09
Thank you so much Jim!

Jim Becia
26-Jun-2015, 10:38
Paul,

Good luck. Just pledged and I hope your Kickstarter is successful.

paulr
26-Jun-2015, 12:13
Thank you Jim!

csxcnj
1-Jul-2015, 14:07
Just pledged for a book and pick of a print on fancy paper. Was going for the two books and prints but saw more folks had opted for the next pledge up. I figured they must know something I don't 👀

Can't wait to sit back and enjoy this one!

paulr
2-Jul-2015, 18:07
Thanks so much Bob.

Actually, the 2-book option was a late addition, prompted a by a request. Someone emailed the simple question, "how do I get two books?"
It hadn't occurred to me you couldn't just click on however many things you wanted, but you can't. I think Kickstarter's trying to make it not so much like a store.

Anyway, if you'd prefer the two books, I think you can change your pledge.

Thanks again to everyone who's backed the project or spread word about it. It's taken off like i'd never imagined. We hit our (admittedly lowball) funding goal yesterday, less than a week into it, and then more than doubled that amount today (!).

There are upcoming articles about the project in Architect Magazine, Brooklyn Magazine, and at least one major UK newspaper, so I'm starting to feel hopeful that we could fund the whole thing without grants.

Fingers crossed ...

jb7
2-Jul-2015, 18:23
Well done, and well done on becoming a featured kickstarter project. They emailed me today to say that you were one of their favorite projects; I hope the additional exposure works out well for you-

ImSoNegative
3-Jul-2015, 05:18
excellent set of images Paul

paulr
4-Jul-2015, 15:00
Thank you, ISN

paulr
4-Jul-2015, 15:00
Along with today's scandals in the Daily Mail UK ...

Inside the lost labyrinth of the world's biggest sugar factory: Incredible images of Brooklyn's Domino Sugar Refinery before it was destroyed

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3148715/Inside-world-s-biggest-sugar-factory-Incredible-images-Brooklyn-s-Domino-Sugar-Refinery-taken-destroyed.html#ixzz3exfZYBT1
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paulr
8-Jul-2015, 09:20
Some great coverage in Brooklyn Magazine: Beautiful Chaos: Inside the Domino Sugar Refinery Before It All Came Down (http://www.bkmag.com/2015/07/07/beautiful-chaos-inside-the-domino-sugar-refinery-before-it-all-came-down/)

and Architect Magazine: A Look Inside the Former Domino Sugar Refinery (http://www.architectmagazine.com/design/exhibits-books-etc/a-look-inside-the-former-domino-sugar-refinery_o)

Toyon
8-Jul-2015, 11:11
Great interior shot. I would like to see it with less HDR though.

David Karp
19-Jul-2015, 17:17
I backed. Looking forward to the book and print.

Jim Cole
19-Jul-2015, 18:11
Paul is awful close to his secondary goal of $30,000 with 10 days to go.

paulr
22-Jul-2015, 15:45
Thanks so much David.

StoneNYC
22-Jul-2015, 19:00
Are these LF images? There's a lot of "clarity" slider added to the images or HDR, but it looks digital in origin also. Can you give us details on the actual photo process?

Jac@stafford.net
22-Jul-2015, 19:31
Are these LF images? There's a lot of "clarity" slider added to the images or HDR, but it looks digital in origin also. Can you give us details on the actual photo process?

This response is timestamped 1437618585 seconds since Jan 01 1970. (UTC). Paul's work is probably not intended to recreate 19th century photography. It is of today. A good thing.
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