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Fundraising for “Empty Kyoto”

Hi there, Daniel Sofer from Hermosawave Photography here. You are a friend or business associate, so I have added you to my book mailing list. My apologies if you are not interested, please unsubscribe from the link at the bottom of this message.

The border was closed, the city was empty, the photos were gorgeous.

I am thrilled to announce my first book! “Empty Kyoto” is a book of photographs documenting Kyoto, Japan during the COVID lockdown, 2022-2021.

The Kickstarter project to fund my book has recently launched. We have 45 backers so far and are over 60% of the way to our goal. Thank you so much!

I hope you'll support it, if you haven't already. Support this project on Kickstarter...

Preview Booklet

I created a 12 page Preview Edition booklet, to showcase my vision for the book. Download it and take a look. If you have any suggestions or comments, please let me know. Download the Preview Edition Booklet (12 pages - pdf)

See the Photos

The famous stone garden at Ryoanji Temple

Some of the photos that will be included in the book have previously appeared in Kyoto Journal Magazine, and my Hermosawave 2022 calendar. You can see some of these photos in the online shop. You can also order prints in different sizes and configurations there. I will add more photographs as the book evolves over the next few months.

Book Progress

I am working on the book itself now, organizing the content and laying out pages as to how it might look. It probably won't stray too far from the look of the preview booklet, though.

Thank you for following along and supporting me. There's a lot of ground to cover, and we're only at the start. Support this project on Kickstarter...

Regards, Daniel