Finding the right platform for At Home With The Furries

Which helpfully just happens to be Platform 2 at Colwyn Bay Station in North Wales as part of the Northern Eye Festival next month. 15 shots from the series will be shown on Platform 2 at Colwyn Bay Train station from the 7th to 21st October.  https://www.northerneyefestival.co.uk/furries

Saethwr, a dragon from Cardiff ( well it had to be)

I’m also excited to reveal that I’m going to be giving a talk at the festival about my experience of crowdfunding the book on Friday the 11th October at 6pm. I’ll also be doing a book signing afterwards. Here are the details for that. https://www.northerneyefestival.co.uk/crowdfunding

There’s lots of great events and talks happening on the opening weekend (the 12th and 13th October) with photographers such as John Bulmer, Olivia Arthur and Brian David Stevens giving talks.

Exhibitions by photographers such as Niall McDiarmid, Antonia Dewhurst, Dan Wood alongside group exhibitions like Sixteen. I’ll be there over the weekend as well so see some of you there. https://www.northerneyefestival.co.uk/

In other news, the book is being exhibited as part of Arles photo festival, https://www.rencontres-arles.com/en 

And it will also be exhibited in Lithuania as part of the Photobookshow’s exhibition as part of the International Photography Festival, opens on September 11th. https://www.photography.lt/en/symposium/nida-2019_2236/program_2237.html

I now have a Limited Editions website where books and prints can be purchased, all books now come with a set of postcards while stocks last https://tombroadbent.bigcartel.com/

I wrote about my experience of crowdfunding At Home With The Furries on my blog which has had some great responses, if you’re thinking of running a Kickstarter or similar in the future, give it a read https://broadbentius.com/2019/06/21/the-9-golden-rules-of-doing-a-photobook-kickstarter/

Beyond all this furry news, I’ve been getting involved with Patreon, a long term crowdfunding platform and recently I backed the work of Grant Scott via United Nations of Photography and also the Lifeboat Project by Jack Lowe.

I have also backed a number of fantastic book projects via Kickstarter and photographers direct. Mik Critchlow’s stunning Coal Town, soon to be published by Blue Coat Press. Centralia by Poulomi Basu and An English Journey by John Angerson.

As usual I’m posting furly regularly on Twitter and Instagram

My website is here: https://www.tombroadbent.com/

My furry best wishes

Tom