Tulips: Andrew Miksys


Something we’ll be carving out a specific space for in the not to distant future is a dedicated page for Kickstarters that are worth Kickstarting. There’s no doubting the abundance of causes that deserve support, but when funds are tight we can only shell out periodically and sometimes miss a chance to preorder or be apart of something particularly special. We’ll aim to cut the fat and provide you with the goods while dodging the duds.

After successfully crowd funding his last book Disko, Andrew Miksys is back in the Kickstarter business with new a series of photographs from his recent project TULIPS.

“Five years ago, I went to Belarus to photograph Victory Day, a holiday celebrating the Soviet victory over fascism and Nazi Germany. While Victory Day and other Soviet holidays like Defender of the Fatherland Day and October Revolution Day have disappeared in many countries that were once part of the USSR, they are alive and well in Belarus. I found this fascinating and returned year after year to photograph it. During these holidays, official culture is on display and military equipment, factory workers, and war veterans parade through the streets. It can be disorienting and feel like you are traveling back in time to the USSR or a perfectly preserved Stalinist museum. Confusion is not always the best state to be in when you’re photographing, but I tried to embrace it and accept it as an interesting point to build my project around. I did my best to follow my intuition and let intimacy and understanding of my subject evolve through the experiences I had photographing.”

If any of you have had the pleasure of handling Disko you will know that Andrew has a more than meticulous eye for detail and design and is capable of producing very tight and thematically tuned work.

“I will self-publish TULIPS as I did with my DISKO book that I successfully funded through Kickstarter last year. I really love the DIY -DO IT YOURSELF- approach to publishing and being able to make a book exactly how I think it should be.The resulting book is then more of an object or artwork in itself and not just a catalog of photographs”

TULIPS will be – 140 pages / hardcover / 109 color photographs / 9 x 11 inches / Layout and Design by Claudia Ott and Andrew Miksys / Publication date: May 9, 2015 / 1000 copies / 50 Limited Edition copies with three signed prints and box.

This isn’t a book you want to miss out on, make sure to reserve a copy before you can’t. Funding link here.