Dear friends and acquaintances
Maybe some of you had the opportunity to see my special Switzers exhibition in Zurich, this summer.
The reactions to it were impressive and therefore gave me the drive to continue. Now it's all about a 400-page book in large format.
Yes - of course something like this costs money, funds we still have to generate. The production and printing costs thus amount to a total of CHF 68'000.-
The Switzer's Book will be a very elaborate production, involving all 195 protagonists concerned. The result however will be a fabulously beautiful and exciting book.
Raising the funds will be done at different levels.
The printing costs alone amount to CHF 18'500.- a sum we hope to be able to collect through crowdfunding. You probably know yourself how difficult it is to ask friends for financial support. But for me there is no way around it if this book project is to become reality:
the Switzers’ team and I want to make it!
A MUST-READ PHOTO BOOK
A 400-page book displays photos of our fellow citizens from the 195 nations that are represented in Switzerland today. The camera zooms in as close as possible to the portrayed individuals. Their eyes and their expressions are meant to reflect their handwritten personal stories and the statements on the right-hand page of the book. It will be an extraordinary book with life stories, texts of all kinds, illustrations, pictures, collages, drawings, paintings, travel tips and even some exotic recipes. The German and French translations of the texts will always be added on the lower part of the page. The forms chosen for the self-portrayals have been left to each of them, as long as they are personal and authentic. However, with regard to their formality and graphic depiction, they are all subject to one clear concept.