Julia Fullerton-Batten’s latest book project is looking for Kickstarter support, with great gifts on offer in return for pledges.

The latest book project from renowned fine art photographer Julia Fullerton-Batten taps into her experience during last year’s lockdowns, when she used the small amounts of time that were permitted for outside exercise to photograph a selection of neighbours local to her in west London, to make a very personal record of what people were experiencing.

“I advertised my idea on social media and the response was enormous,” she says. “We made contact by phone and email, arranged details of location, clothing, face masks and physical distancing, and then set a date and time.

“I photographed people at home in self-isolation during the twilight. Imprisoned in their homes, they gaze forlornly out of their window onto a different, desolate world outside. I also asked them a few informal questions about how they were coping.

“I wanted to record this surreal time in our lives, to capture it for posterity, holding onto the memories of what we have been through so we can reflect back at some point in our lives on what happened all around the world.”

Now Julia’s plan is to turn the project into an 80-page hardback book, which will be published in autumn this year. To raise funds for the venture she’s currently running a Kickstarter campaign, which will reward those who pledge money gifts at various levels, including signed copy of the new book, limited edition prints and even a bespoke photo shoot.

Head here for more information, and the campaign is open until 11.45pm on Thursday September 23.

Gifts for Pledges:

Pledge £45 or more to receive a signed copy of the book.

Pledge £70 or more to receive two signed copies of the book.

Pledge £95 or more to receive one signed copy of the book and a jigsaw puzzle of the image ‘Penelope: Lockdown Day 51.’ Limited edition of 100.

Pledge £190 or more to receive a signed copy of the book and a 12x8in print of ‘Penelope: Lockdown Day 51,’ Suzie: Lockdown Day 329’ or ‘Otto: Lockdown Day 82,’ signed and numbered.

Pledge £475 or more to receive a signed copy of the book and a 15×22.5in limited edition print (edition of 17) of ‘Alice: Lockdown Day 76’ or ‘Ann, Lockdown Day 74.’

Pledge £950 or more to receive a signed copy of the book plus a 20x30in limited edition print (edition of 12) of ‘Suzie: Lockdown Day 472’ or ‘Tweedy, Lockdown Day 472.’

Pledge £2500 or more to receive a signed copy of the book and a half-day portrait shoot (four hours) at your home, through your own ‘lockdown’ window, including a 20x30in print.

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