Hester Doove – Music Portraits, crowd funding campaign

My sister Hester Doove is a Dutch photographer specialised in portraits. From 1989 to 2001 she portrayed a lot of international pop artists, amongst others for the Dutch music magazine OOR. It usually was quite a challenge to make these photos, in a very limited amount of time, backstage or in and around hotels. But exactly those limiting circumstances as well as the always very special encounters with these artists were the major driver and creative inspiration to make the unique portraits for which she’s well-known.

The photos at the time were unfortunately printed on bad quality magazine paper and Hester now wants to make a beautiful book with a selection of 60 of these portraits. For this she has set up a crowd funding campaign. About 2,5 years ago she started brain storming and collaborating with designer Jan van Mechelen of ZEE graphic design & typography. The book will be published in English on 160 pages, format 22 x 26 cm and a preface by Dutch music journalist Leo Blokhuis.

The book will include portraits by Seal, Barry White, Elvis Costello, Marianne Faithfull, Tori Amos, J.J.Cale, John Hiatt, Suzanne Vega, Joe Jackson, David Byrne, Lenny Kravitz, Susanna Hoffs, Robbie Robertson, Lisa Stansfield, Chris Isaak, Sonic Youth, Youssou N’Dour and Thom Yorke.

 

Hester also worked with Maurice Rijnen of Plusworks for the lithography, Lecturis – publishing for the distribution and Opmeer – for CO2 neutral printing!
Eric van Nimwegen of Clip Cowboys made the crowdfunding movie.

Please visit Music Portraits 1989-2001 by Hester Doove and support this great project. So far, the campaign has been quite successful, and Hester was awarded partial funding by the Amsterdam Fund for the Arts. But there’s still some work to be done in the upcoming three weeks.

As the crowd funding site is only partially in English find the rewards below with estimated delivery in July 2020. The red links lead straight to the crowdfunding page:

  •   € 40 or more

    Signed book (Gesigneerd boek – pick up)

    You’ll get a signed copy which can be picked up during two days in Amsterdam.

  • € 10 or more

    Post card with one of the portraits (Ansichtkaart met een portret)

    You’ll be send a post card with one of the portraits and a personal thank you.

  • € 47 or more

    Signed book (Signed book – send)

    You’ll be send a signed copy of the book. Please note that the costs for sending the book outside of the Netherlands are subject to negotiation with Hester.

  • € 85 or more

    A single print (De losse print)

    You’ll get a c-print of 20 x 20 cm. You can choose from one of the 18 photos in the crowdfunding movie which you can either pick up in Amsterdam. Costs for sending to be negotiated.

  • € 125 or more

    Book and print (Boek en print)

    You’ll receive a c-print of 20 x 20 cm and a signed book. You can choose from one of the 18 photos in the crowdfunding movie which you can either pick up in Amsterdam. Costs for sending to be negotiated.

  • € 175 or more

    Masterclass portrait photography (Masterclass portretfotografie)

    You’ll get a masterclass portrait photography by Hester Doove on location in Amsterdam of 2,5u and a signed copy of the book.

  • € 200 or more

    Lunch with book anecdotes (Lunch met boekbespreking)

    Hester Doove takes you out for lunch in Amsterdam and tells you anecdotes about how the photos were made, a kind of look behind the screens.

  • € 250 or more

    Personal portrait (Portret laten maken)

    Get your portrait made by Hester Doove on location in Amsterdam, including a print and a copy of the book.

  • € 295 or more

    Book with print (Boek met print 30×30 cm)

    You’ll get a c-print of 30 x 30 cm of a portrait of your choice and a signed book. Pick up in Amsterdam or by post.

  • € 500 or more

    Book with print (Boek met print 50×50 cm)

    You’ll get a c-print of 50 x 50 cm of a portrait of your choice and a signed book. Pick up in Amsterdam or by post.

  • No reward

    I want to donate to this campaign but don’t want to receive a reward.

Thanks for your help!

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