Travel with Batman! Toy lovers crowdfunding for surreal travel photobook
Travel with Batman! Toy lovers crowdfunding for surreal travel photobook

This project has already launched.

“Our experience is so limited in the life that we cannot go through all the knowledge and culture related to human beings. That's why a world of fantasy is needed.” 

Mamoru Oshii, senior Japanese animation director.

The only time off is on holidays and weekends when a man lives in a fixed city handling the same job and facing the same crowd every day. Despite the different factors that prevent us from traveling like the length of the holiday, I still fantasize and daydream about getting out of the city and traveling in the top of the mountain, on the highway or the roof to satisfy my desire. For some people, this kind of dream is a waste of time. But time will pass, even if we don't dream. Just as the actor Walter often does in the movie “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”, maybe this fantasy will make you take a brave step in your adventurous career one day. 

Los Angeles
Los Angeles

 

Istanbul
Istanbul

Travel is an exploration of life, while fantasy travel is the first step away from the changeless life.

Paris, Iceland
Paris, Iceland

With the goal of traveling all over the world from my childhood. It is so fascinating to visiting different cities and learning human's culture. Eventually, I bravely left the city where I grew up and came to the vast land of Australia in 2013. In the whole year, I visited MelbourneSydney and some small towns, and met a lot of interesting things and companions. Before that, I had never seen anyone travel on a second-hand car rental for thousands of kilometres with a large backpack and a pair of slippers, all the experiences of which are unforgettable and instructive to me.

I love traveling, and I love dreaming too. Now I am involved in some fantastic photography where dreams of travel can be projected onto toys so that a series of interesting pictures can be created with the possibilities of photography. I hope this concept that will arouse everyone’s dream of traveling around the world. These conceptual photos will be made into photobook and postcards, and all the materials used will be downloaded from the websites of free photo gallery such as Unslash and Stocksnap.

Arctic, Roman
Arctic, Roman

 

Canada, Amazon rainforest
Canada, Amazon rainforest

I often want to make some crazy moves while traveling, but in fact it is difficult to realize. Thus, I often fantasize about taking photographs without any restrictions. Interesting pictures can be created by using toys that are out of touch with reality. My blueprint is a 10-inch Batman, a toy in my childhood. A sense of satisfaction will take place when I take it to travel. It can move joints, limbs, easy to put different postures, which can help my photography.

New York
New York

 

Why is Batman?

Many people know Batman. Batman is a hero in the dark, even if his inner world is complex and deep with black looking, but he always fights for justice. A profound and well-known character fits well my creative and photographic style. Looking at the photos of Batman traveling around the world, it feels as if the justice is brought to different corners in the world. A strong sense of shock will generate when the stylish toy is linked together with different buildings and cities. This is what the fantasy and creator have been pursuing.

 

UK Stonehenge, Chicago
UK Stonehenge, Chicago

 

Melbourne, London
Melbourne, London

 

The hardcover book
The hardcover book

 

Details of photobook:

Size: 14.4 x 19.2 cm, like A5 paper  

Pages: 40 – 50  

Design: Black cloth cover + velour photos  

Estimated finish date: September, 2017

 

6 postcards
6 postcards

Fantasy is always beautiful. I also hope that you will be able to participate in us and say out a special city that you want Batman to appear in the scene you specified. These scenic spots provided by you will be sent to you as personal postcard. Now press down the button Back Project with the selective special places. Batman postcards will lie in your mailbox someday.

If you have any questions please send me a personal message to toystraveldream@gmail.com

Japan Ibaraki
Japan Ibaraki

 

 

Risks and challenges

Most of the photographic works have been completed now, but I hope to add more cities rarely known by people to the photo books as to enrich the creative concept. A reward is provided in the above that you send the pictures of cities and I will make postcards for you. This program is too much effective that the photobook can be spread to a wide range of areas, secretly making everyone dream a travel.

The photobook will be printed immediately without delay as soon as its amount reaches the sufficient target. Please note that the design may be slightly modified in actual printing, and I will keep in close touch with all of your supporters to make sure that the photobook will be completed successfully. Thank you again for your support.

 

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