89 BEACHES will be a fine art book in which we will portray special beaches and secluded bays in the Algarve. It is not intended to be a journalistic work or a travel guide. Rather, it will be a combination of impressive landscapes, scenes from everyday life, exciting portraits, interviews, personal stories of the people on site who have a direct connection to the respective beach.
With this book we would like to make a contribution and inspire as many people as possible to raise awareness of our nature and our fellow human beings.
The Algarve, with its warmth, helpfulness and at the same time deep satisfaction of the people, is an ideal place to realize our book.
As photographers, we are fascinated by the incredible beauty of the region, the rocky beaches, the mighty power of the Atlantic with its meter-high waves and the mentality of the people.
What is the project goal and who is the project for?
The book is aimed at all those who are in love with nature, are enthusiastic about art, photography and people, like to travel and have a special connection to the sea.
Why would you support this project?
Redirecting people's focus back to themselves, being mindful, consciously perceiving our nature and putting the essentials in the foreground of our lives is very important to us.
With your support, you give us the opportunity to realize this unique book.
How will we use the money if the project is successfully funded?
The incoming money will be used to finance the production costs for our book 89BEACHES.
This includes design, typesetting and printing costs as well as costs for text translation into English and Portuguese. We also need the money for translators on site who accompany us during our interviews and for transport costs to remote locations.
Who are the people behind the project?
Christoph Köhler - landscape & portrait photographer