Paris-based Louis Dazy, a long time favorite of the film photography community for his dreamy and nostalgic imagery, has self-published his first photo book. If you’ve long been waiting to get a collection of his work in print, now is your chance to show your support and grab a copy though Kickstarter.
On the Kickstarter page, Dazy shared that the book, titled Dreams in Technicolor, is comprised of photos he took from “4 years of wandering around the globe, Melbourne, Paris, Vancouver, shooting life, friends and strangers as I go.” As such, it brings to readers the memories and words that will allow them to learn about the feelings, insights, places, and moods from his travels.
We can say that this dreamy volume is one of the highlights of his emotive and nostalgic photography. A big part of this style is the use of double exposure, along with moody colors of dusk, sunsets, and neon nights.
“A cinematic image of nostalgia is a double exposure, or a superimposition of two images—of home and abroad, of past and present, of dream and everyday life. The moment we try to force it into a single image, it breaks the frame or burns the surface. It is a sentiment of loss and displacement, but it is also a romance with one’s own fantasy. The imperative of a contemporary nostalgic is to be homesick and sick of home—occasionally at the same time. This is what Dreams in Technicolor is about, this is what I want to share with you.”
- 295 x 230 mm (upright)
- 168 pages – hardcover with black foil debossed titles
- Uncoated 120gr paper
- 78 photos + words from the author
- Layout and design by Jowana Lotfi and Louis Dazy
- A QR Code to a playlist matching the mood of the book, curated by Louis Dazy
Dazy offers Dreams in Technicolor through four rewards: €50 and above for the book, €60 and above for a signed copy of the book and three postcards, €85 and above for a signed book plus a print, and €230 and above for the signed book, a print, and a workshop. Check out the Kickstarter page to find out more and make your pledge.
Photos from the Dreams in Technicolor Kickstarter page by Louis Dazy.