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Sparks

Street photography and short stories by Stephen Leslie

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85% !!!! Feb 08 2017

Hello everyone

Shout hallelujah and rejoice heartily, SPARKS is now 85% funded! Thank you so much to everyone who has helped get the book this far. I think I can confidentally beleive that it will get there now and, maybe, that we've even rounded the final corner and have entered the home straight.....

I'm going to carry on promoting and pushing the campaign as much as I can (stuck for something read more...

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In order to celebrate reaching the lofty and significant heights of 70% (actually now 71%) funded, here's a new photograph and story. Hope you enjoy them. 

All the best

Stephen 

She has no idea what's going on behind her. That is not to say she is unaware of the two giant, fibre-glass whale tails shadowing her every step. She knows they're there but rather she is ignorant of the dynamic read more...

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I'd just like to say a huge thank you to everybody who has got involved and helped out with SPARKS so far this year and wish you all a very happy and succesful 2017.

I'll be doing everything I can to help get the book up to 100% as speedily as possible, I'm doing more talks (if you happen to be in Norwich in March then you can come and see me at this :

http://www.wexphotographic.com/?%2fevents read more...

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Hello everyone 

SPARKS has had quite a bit of publicity recently: 

It's been in Time Out - http://www.timeout.com/london/blog/a-photographer-is-crowdfunding-to-turn-his-witty-images-of-london-into-a-book-112516

In Huck Magazine - http://www.huckmagazine.com/art-and-culture/photography-2/bringing-street-photography-life-creating-fiction-photos/

and in Dutch Photography magazine GUP - http read more...

Hello there

For the weekend of Novemeber 26th - 27th only, I am offering a free, signed 7 x 5 print from SPARKS to anyone who pledges before midnight (GMT) on Sunday 27th.

Just make a pledge as normal, I'll see your name and then be in touch to work out what print you'd like.

What an amazing offer, why not do it now and then have a quick lie down to recover?

All the best

Stephen  

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Hello,

To celebrate SPARKS reaching the 50% funded landmark, I'm holding another competition.  

Last time I gave away an Olumpus XA2 camera and a signed print (congratulations Nicky & Dan Bentham), this time I'm giving away an absolutely fantastic, classic photography book - A DAY OFF by Tony Ray Jones.

 

If you're a fan of street photography then you'll know all about this beautiful read more...

A forthcoming talk Oct 03 2016

Hello all

Just wanted to let you all know that if you're in London next week I'm giving a talk about SPARKS at Photo Forum at the Printspace in Shoreditch.

The talk is on Tuesday, October 11th and starts at 7:30pm. Entry is free but on a first come first served basis, also talking that night will be the fantastic Nick Turpin, founder of IN-PUBLiC, who's got a great new book out with Hoxton Mini read more...

Hello all

Just wanted to show you this link to a very popular photography blog by Eric Kim. 

He's done a big interview with me about the book and at the end there's one of my favourite stories from the book about a balloon seller who's thinking about getting a vasectomy because he hates children so much.

http://erickimphotography.com/blog/2016/09/13/sparksbystephenleslie/#more-31188

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There's a new article up about SPARKS, featuring a few photographs and an exclusive story that will be in the book. 

Take a look here and please pass on - 26% we're getting there. 

http://motherland.net/features/photographic-stories/

All the best 

Stephen

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To celebrate SPARKS now being 21% funded (but still, crucially needing another 79%) I am (kind of) giving away a classic, cult OLYMPUS XA2 camera, complete with flash unit, box, instructions and even it's original lanyard! And, as if that wasn't enough, I'm also including a limited edition, 12 x 10 print from the book!

"Holy cow Stephen", I hear you say "What do we have to do to win this amazing read more...

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Aug 25 2016