Stockholm, Sweden -- (SBWIRE) -- 03/22/2016 -- When photographer Mans Danneman tells people he's creating a photo book featuring dice, they usually aren't sure they heard him correctly.
"People's first response when they hear about the project is typically, 'What did you say?' Danneman said. "After they see the pictures, the questions change to 'When is the book coming out?' and 'Can we buy these as prints, too?'"
That change in response after people see his photos, which are all the result of genuine photo shoots and no manipulations in Photoshop afterwards, along with his lifelong love of gaming, is what gave Danneman the confidence to launch a Kickstarter campaign to raise nearly $15,000 by April 11. He said he let the dice he photographed inspire him.
"The book is an homage to the ultimate symbol of table-top and role-playing-game culture.," he said. "Random chance, luck and probability have even permeated my approach to photography. The work has aroused thoughts on matters of order and chaos, determinism and free will. Dice are so much more than just small pieces of plastic."
If successful, he will release "Dice – Rendezvous with Randomness" as a 10-inch by 10-inch, 144 page coffee table book. It will be filled with some of the hundreds of images of dice that he's taken, and will be published by Askfageln Publishing, run by Tove and Anders Gillbring, who are role playing game developers and publishers. Their company has more than a decade of experience publishing game books and magazines.
The campaign is offering numerous rewards for backers, including a chance to get the standard edition of the book for a pledge of $39 as opposed to the regular price of $49, and the option to get limited edition for a pledge of $70 instead of the regular price of $89. Numerous prints are available, as well, with backers having the option to choose after the campaign ends. Regular posters, sized 70 x 100 centimeters, are available for a pledge of $29, while canvas prints are available in two different sizes, 75 x 50 centimeters for $149 and 90 x 60 centimeters for $179.
Danneman is also offering what are known as gallery prints that are made from acrylic and aluminum. A 75 x 50 centimeter gallery print is available for a $354 pledge, while a $531 pledge gets a 90 x 60 centimeter gallery print.
"Gallery print is the most expensive option," Danneman said, "but it really brings out the qualities of the photos like nothing else can do."
More information about the campaign is available at www.kickstarter.com/projects/1152089861/dice-rendezvous-with-randomness and you can always contact the campaign for images.
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