So great news, At Home With The Furries arrived on the back of a truck at the end of September and since then I’ve been posting out books on my daily sojourns to the Post Office.
The feedback I’ve been receiving from the crowdfunding backers is nothing short of phenomenal, the book has really struck a chord with people, in fact with kids of all ages. ( especially of the Goat variety)
The cover as I may have mentioned previously is really turning heads, the feel and look is something really special.
Two major art galleries are stocking the book in London, the Tate Modern and the Photographers Gallery.
A friend tweeted me with the following last week
I’m planning a number of book events on the lead-up to Christmas, the first one will be a book signing at You Don’t Bring Me Flowers in south east London, I’ll be giving a short talk about how the furry project came to be. There may also be a furry in attendance for hugs and selfies with the book. Come down, say hello, get yourself an extra Christmas present.
The following week it’s the Cornwall connection and I’ll be doing a number of workshops and talks for the photography students at Falmouth University. I’ll be there on the 14th and 15th of November, there may even be a special guest of the furry variety attending my talk.
The books are going quickly. From a first print of 750 copies, 300 have been sold. They can be ordered through the publisher, Stay Free , Amazon or via my website. Every order comes through to me so if you’d like it signed, let me know.
A couple of weeks ago I went to see my friends, the Londonfurs and dropped off a few books to the backers and furries who took part in the project. ( every furry that took party received a complimentary signed copy from me)
I got involved with the traditional group shot. Photograph by Daniel Bennett.
For those who haven’t received their rewards, they’ll be with you soon. I only have another 20 left to package and send out.
The i paper featured the book in their well… book section and it made Coffee Table Choice which was a bit special.
The response from buyers and backers to At Home With The Furries has been phenomenal, many saying its the best photobook they’ve ever seen, the best photographic reproductions of any book in their collection, one of the best books they own and it goes on. I have the printer, Ufuk Sahin to thank for doing such a stunning job with the book.
There are limited edition prints available from the series available through my website. https://tombroadbent.bigcartel.com/
The book is now your story to tell and the response has been with some great videos, pictures and messages on social media, Facebook, twitter and even phoning me up. ( old school)
The photographer, Zak Waters even took the trouble to review the book on his YouTube channel
That goat I mentioned earlier…
Saethwr, the red dragon whom I photographed in 2013, backed the project.
The last word belongs to Summercat surely
Always room fur one more
Order your copy of At Home With The Furries
Stay Free Publishing: http://www.stayfreepublishing.co.uk/At-Home-With-The-Furries
Print Sales: https://tombroadbent.bigcartel.com/
My website: http://www.tombroadbent.com/