Call for crowdfunding Now! 29th Nov – 27th Jan.

James Dean Archives: Seita Ohnishi Collection (Kobe, Japan will launch a 60-day crowdfunding starting on 29th November, 2019 (JST 19:00) in an effort to raise budget for publishing a photobook “James Dean 1955 – ∞” .

If successful, the publishing of the photobook will be in 2020 upon the 65th anniversary of Dean’ s passing. The crowdfunding site is as follows.

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Beginning of crowdfunding at the end of November 2019
"Product Details: Hard cover, 216 pages.
Product Dimensions: 350mm x 290mm
Language: Main text in Japanese and English (with an option of Japanese or English cover)

Photographs: Sanford Roth, 1955
Copyright: Seita Ohnishi
Editor: Tomofumi Nakano
Digital restoration and technical supervision: Yoshiaki Kita
Publisher: Masatake Kawaguchi, CreviceFactory, Inc."

1600 photographs from the last 85 days of his life including never before published images. Call for crowdfunding Now!
29th Nov - 27th Jan.
NEW photobook
"James Dean 1955-∞"

NEW photobook   “Beginning of crowdfunding at the end of November 2019”
Product Details: Hard cover, 216 pages.
Product Dimensions: 350mm x 290mm
Language: Main text in Japanese and English (with an option of Japanese or English cover)

Photographs: Sanford Roth, 1955
Copyright: Seita Ohnishi
Editor: Tomofumi Nakano
Digital restoration and technical supervision: Yoshiaki Kita
Publisher: Masatake Kawaguchi, CreviceFactory, Inc.

The photobook includes still images from the sets of the movie “Giant” along with private scenes of James Dean with the photographer Sanford Roth and Dean in his beloved Porsche 550 Spider moments before the accident.

This photobook hopes to project what Dean, whose short filmography includes Hollywood classics like “East of Eden”, “Rebel without a cause” and “Giant” before tragically killed in a car accident at age 24, would have been like had he been alive today by comparing images from his prime and the role he had as a man in 50s in “Giant”.

By presenting all the contact prints viewers will witness the processes of how entire rolls of film had been exposed, thus know what was before and after the shots with worldwide recognition. This will bring an opportunity for fans of movie, Porsche and photography alike to explore new perspectives.

All 1600 photographs, from James Dean Archives: Seita Ohnishi Collection, have been digitally retouched and restored by a team of specialists over 3-year period.

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