Elliott Landy‘s photographs for The Band‘s first two albums are to be collected in a fine art book, funded through Kickstarter.
Landy shot over 8,000 frames of film of the group around the Music From The Big Pink and The Band albums, only about 30 of which have been widely published to date.
Since launching his Kickstarter campaign last month, Landy has raised over $100,000 – reportedly making it the second most funded photography project in the site’s history.
“Although I expected a really good response to this project, I’m as awed by the depth of feeling that people express for this work as I am for the amount of dollars that have been pledged thus far,” says Landy. “The pledges for a dollar, two or ten are as meaningful to me as the $1,000 pledges. I appreciate and continue to be inspired by this incredible expression of support. Because we are doing so well, I can start to think about expanding the project into new areas such as an electronic book or a dedicated website. The more we receive, the more real these expanded options become.”
The fine art book will be available in two hardcover versions: A Regular Edition and a Deluxe Limited Edition. Deluxe Limited Edition copies will come in a slipcase, signed and numbered and also will include an 8×10 print of “The Band with Hamlet”. This image will only be printed in this size for this Deluxe Edition. The Deluxe Edition will be limited to a maximum of 500 copies. Both of these versions will be from the first edition printing of the book, which will be printed on heavyweight, fine art paper.
You can find more information about the campaign here.