(based on a true story) SOLD OUT!

layout and design: Bryan Harvey
concept and producer: Eva-Maria Kunz
coordinator: Diego Orlando
production: Andrea Barbato, Michael Courvoisier, Candy Pilar Godoy

 

(based on a true story)

by

David Alan Harvey

Some of my friends have asked why I didn’t talk about my book here. I just cannot do that. The book is the book and I hope somebody likes it. But putting this video here by Bryan is as far as I can go. However, what I can do is I think legit. Published below is a letter from Sam Harris, (Postcards From Home), who managed to get a hold of the first signed copy. So he is, as far as I know, the only person here on Burn to have actually seen the book.

So Sam writes:

 

BASED ON A TRUE STORY… This book is simply amazing!!! AMAZING!! You have to hold it, feel it, pour over it, get inside it, take it apart, rebuild it, live it, smell it, caress it and then it all makes sense… FRESH, SENSUAL, SEXY, KILLER, DOPE… DAH leads by example, he could just sit back and talk about past glories, but that’s not David’s style… he’s out there doing it, living it. Now, right now… Ideas happen… ‘based on a true story’ is the living proof ; )) This book is an absolute classic. dah’s best yet! And the very best thing about ‘based on a true story’ IS the PHOTOGRAPHY.

 

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427 Responses to “(based on a true story) SOLD OUT!”


  • Frostfrog: I wonder if World War III will be stimulating…

  • John, sorry to interfere but i dont think Frostfrog meant that WWII was a positive thing…
    it did, though, “rejuvenated” “somehow” the US economy… now “how” did that happen, plz dont ask me…thats just words on the street..
    but trust me , nobody i know needs/wants a IIIWW….
    but regardless all that AUSTERITY/PUNISHMENT is NOT the way to go..
    Sarkozy/Bruni know very well that, and now its time mrs Angela to figure it out…
    If they care about the people and not just the ECB prosperity only, then Europe has to deal also with the immigration problem in Greece and stop pretending “they”/Euro countries are in such a “unity” coz thats a joke im afraid…so many different economic gears, different cultures, different economies/think germany=exports, everyone else=imports mainly etc…all that in the name of one currency…
    i still think United Europe is a great dream but someone needs to REDEFINE it and SOON…
    :)
    one love

  • Speaking of austerity… I posted this in Dakota Days – but maybe it fits in now. This is the project I’m currently working on. It’s called “Poverty Now” http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jasonhouge/poverty-now
    I’m photographing the changing/new face of poverty in the U.S.

  • John, I will let Panos’ answer stand for mine as well.

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    HAPPY BIRTHDAY PANOSSSSSSSSSSSS…

    Viva Grecoman! May the spirits be with you…and with ALL of US!

    I am waiting for the cake…hmmm…forget the cake,you can bring some feta cheese and olives…

    WHAT NOT TO LOVE…EVA thanks for reporting…
    back to our regular program

    Based on a true story…aih,yiah,yiah:)))))))))))))))))))))

  • If you’re going to take austerity measures it should be for all and that includes politicians and their comfy life and excessive high style living.

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    KIM…I count on you…birthdays are not working for some photophilosophers;)

    Spread the LOVE,spread the PEACE…spread PHOTOGRAPHY…

    where are you SPACECOWBOY…when I need you? where?

  • a civilian-mass audience

    and yes,whatever PAUL said…

  • a civilian-mass audience

    MR.VINK…oi,oi…amazing vision…you do deliver…!!!

    DAVIDB…and my BURNIANS…it feels good to see you around….
    Cause

    WE ARE ALL ONE!!!

  • So when do we get to see some new emerging photographer essays?

  • a civilian-mass audience

    And JIM is back…

    Love you JIMMY…!!!

  • Happy Bday Panos.. enjoy your day!

    Jim Powers,

    I was wondering the same thing.

  • EUROPE and THE REST OF THE WORLD:

    all those who have ordered the book up to May, 20th: orders have shipped out!

    Panos!! What better birthday gift could I make you than standing in line shipping David’s books to the USA and Canada?? ;)))

  • CARLO thank u!!!!!!!
    Thank u all for birthday wishes: one big favor/request por favor:
    let’s “move” / limit the BDay wishes to my FB page so we keep Burn “clean”…
    Lol, did I say that? Clean??

    THE GOOD NEWS IS “RIO BOOK” arriving at the AMERICANLANDIA today.. So on my birthday – as EVA knows very well- we will be working non stop in our little Texan- Burn “wherehouse” to print labels , blah blah , get the first batch of Books .. ready to be shipped in USA/MEXICO/CANADA/BRAZIL/CHILE and anywhere in between..
    Nail biting ..books arriving..
    We are all ( esprcially Kim- I was lucky enough to see a dummie before: )excited ..
    Very very excitrd

  • EVA INDEED! THANK U FOR BIRTHDAY PRESENT :)))

  • Actually the pre-production is over.. All labels printed , all groovy,just waiting for FEDEX to deliver the BABIES and then GAME ON!!!
    Yes Rio will start shipping way earlier than even DAH announced/anticipated..
    Thanks to EVA that re defined the word :EFFICIENCY !
    Big thank you to all ITALIAN crew that created the book ( and Bryan Harvey- a non Italian I guess;) and everyone else involved…
    And about that ugly earthquake : WE SHALL OVERCOME !

  • Panos – be sure to take some time for cake today, too…

    Happy birthday, hard working guy!

  • DAH – If you read this, I just sent you an email. Please read it soon.

    Thanks!

  • PANOS, Happy Birthday!

    AKAKY IRL: And don’t bring up politics, bubba.

    AKAKY: I’m just saying happy birthday, guy.

    AKAKY IRL: And that’s all you say. No shooting off your mouth.

    AKAKY: You’re no fun.

    AKAKY IRL: Tell me about it.

  • Panos…

    Wishing you a very very happy birthday!! :)))

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    No,PANOS…are you malakas?(to be perceived as a compliment)

    BRYAN HARVEY is Greek…geez…pay attention,hard working guy…

    I LOVE YOU ALLLLLL…LOOK three times,yeap…I will be dancing…
    OPA!

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    AKAKIE…300 will be mine…no further comment

  • YES , IM PROUD TO SAY, THAT THE RIO BOOKS MADE IT SAFELY TO ITS AMERICAN HOME! READY FOR DISTRO

    VIVA FED EX!

    http://instagr.am/p/K58-DPhrci/

  • Lola (left), Kim (middle), RIO BOOK (to the right)…

    http://instagr.am/p/K5-sy6Brdr/

    Happy Birthday RIO BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Happy Birthday, Hot Tamale! (You might cough up your cookies knowing of this co-incidence, but today we celebrate Queen Victoria’s birthday here north of the 49th.) I hear the sound of fireworks in the distance as I write…

    Touche on the new approach to courier tracking-by-Instagram; I can hardly wait for mine.

  • http://t.co/i5tcP9ZK It’s clear Harvey is a major chick magnet.

  • BOWNESS PHOTOGRAPHY PRIZE

    Deadline: July 13th, 2012

    http://www.mga.org.au/bowness-prize/info

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    GORDON …I am the official chick magnet…I have 15 chickens in my home…
    Now,tell me who can beat me on this…:)))

    JASON…I will spread the news!

    JEFF…go out and come back with some …fireworks!

    EVA…goes strong and keeps reporting…only the Italian!

    And yes,as HOT TAMALE says…HAPPY BIRTHDAy RIOOOOOOOOOOOOO Book…

    oime,how can I keep up with ALL of YOU…?!!!!!!!!!!

  • PANOS,

    Belated but heartfelt birthday greetings! I was in the Burn-blackout cocoon of finishing a big and tedious job that was fast approaching the ultimate, no-further-entreaties-delays-or-negotiations-possible-DEADLINE!… and I finished it late last night with a whole 90 minutes to spare… today my eyes won’t focus, my shoulders are stiff, my arms are shaking, and I am still quaking from the caffeine frenzy, but I got it done..!!.. and this gets me out of lots and lots of trouble (until the next time, of course…)

    Recently you have been pulling more than your weight around Burn as a step-and-fetch-it errand boy, muscle man, and general fixer, and you deserve thanks and credit from the Burn community for those efforts which benefit us all. I still don’t like your taste in music, however…

  • Love you back Sidney!!!!!
    and I was wondering where the … have u been;)
    GLAD YOU ARE BACK!
    ( and yes I don’t even always agree with my music taste either;))))

    But but REAL CREDIT SHOULD GO TO
    BRYAN HARVEY
    and of course of course to:
    EVA!!!!!!!!
    EVA IS THE ONE THAT MADE SURE ALL “THAT” ( BURN BOOKS ) will be PERFECT and READY !!!!
    I’m HONORED to be the little guy that runs to post office daily, I’m the busboy …
    and I’m loving it!

    Love u SIDNEY
    love you ALL!!!!
    I can’t keep my hands off Thais RIO BOOK!
    Last night I played played played, created my own RIO FANTASIES,
    my own “story”…
    I love this book..
    Too bad it’s not a mass production book so EVERYONE could have one!
    But good stuff are rare…
    To the potential RIO BOOK “owners”/collectors:
    GREAT CHOICE!
    Congratulations to ALL
    that purchased the Book , enjoy…
    ok running…. Gotta make SURE the book arrives ASAP
    at your doors/ thank you for preordering and thank you for the post office little wait!
    BE PATIENT , you’ll be EXTREMELY REWARDED!
    Again big thanks to
    BRYAN HARVEY
    DIEGO ORLANDO
    EVA THE ASTONISHING and also big thanks to ( KIM skoulidas)
    ( without u I wouldn’t even be alive today – what’s not to love;)

  • (hot tamale)
    Lol,,, thanks Jeff!
    ( Gladdy’s invention btw ;)

  • I guess I shouldn’t be surprised that things have really gotten shaken up in the world of gender and language in the last several decades, but stil…
    In my youth, in the late 1950s and early 1960s, when it was a commonly heard expression, a ‘hot tamale’ referred only and always to a female.. a certain kind of female… una chica muy caliente… a bodacious babe… a red hot mama… and the two archetypal ‘hot tamales’ were Rita Hayworth and Dolores Del Rio. There are many names I can think of to call Panos, but ‘hot tamale’ is certainly not one of them.

  • Lol….

    To ALL… I understand the feeling of “pressure” of buying a LIMITED EDITION book or piece of Art!
    One thing clear, crystal clear please… I got a few emails of individuals that would like to buy a copy direct , or this way or that way etc..
    Very very simple:( for now at least , and as far as I know) there’s ONE WAY TO ORDER THE BOOK..
    OVER HERE IN BURN WEBSITE…
    Most Burnians can use their discount code of course ( for those followed Rio in the making etc.. Blah blah)
    Thank you all.. Let’s keep it simple, it’s actually as simple as this:
    There is an active button above you / WE can ORDER while it LASTS!
    No private emails please or special requests for purchases and for delivery etc…
    ( BIG thank u from the LITTLE guy ;)
    ps: ORDER WHILE IT LASTS!!!
    thank you humbly !

  • just home from Oz…totally burned out…crashing hard…wonderful spring thunderstorm rain to welcome me back to the outer banks for my daytime siesta….i think my OBX NatGeo piece is out…i have not seen it.??? guess i will be up all night…will answer questions then…cheers, d

  • David..
    sweet dreams..
    your spread looks awesome..
    it is out…
    your words too….
    boom…
    shaka…
    xxx

  • Welcome home, David. I must go find the current NG somewhere. Don’t let my note diminish your rest. It’s being taken care of.

  • YES, DAH, NatGeo OBX is out, looks great in print and on iPad, neat to see after your posting so much from it earlier, especially the opening spread samples…

    get some sleep!

  • Sidney, you’re correct and understandably confused by the sexual mix-up with the “Hot Tamale” nomenclature Gladdy assigned Birthday Boy. If I recall, John was willing to bend over for the Greek, not the Stoned Owl; that may explain why you’re presently scratching your head!

    Confusion reigns:

    http://www.xtranormal.com/watch/11212011/watch_movie

    (Hope this helps.) :)

  • Whoever made that should be ashamed of themselves.

  • AGAIN…. not trying tonne a pest , but order RIO , ASAP… Like right now.. I’m almost OUT.. very very few books left …that thing moves like dope…. Geez!

  • I am not sure if David had using his book for rolling reefers…….. tallo ho does the job and a damn side cheaper

  • ALL

    evidently we made the shipping box too nice!! some have complained their book arrived with the shipping box damaged…the shipping box was intended as the shipping box!!…to protect the book..to take the heat of handling…however, now everybody likes the actual packing/shipping box as part of the whole package…i get it…i like it too…we only did the design on the shipping box (intended to be thrown away) just to have that nice extra touch…anyway, we from now on will ship the packing box inside another bubble wrap envelope!! to protect the cool shipping box which protects the slipcase, which protects the book!! hey when your shipping cartons become collectable, then that is just fine!

    let us know if all arrive ok…

    cheers, david

  • @ PANOS

    Buddy hope you had a nice birthday (sorry for the delay) between cake and the delivery job… remember when Anton did the same with his Yakuza piece of art. Nice expirence
    P.

  • pAtrIcIO, ALL..
    best birthday ever.. we are in a frenzy here working non stop to “dress” with enough bubbles all books to protect , the protection box that protects the book… The outside box was meant to be thrown away but it designed so damned good that nobody will throw this away ( who would throw away anything with DAH signature on it???)
    So yes, we are going the extra mile to deliver this sensational “experience” at your door as safe as human possible…having said that feel free to email me at panos.skoulidas@gmail.com . Canadians friends (as per usual) they might have to wait an extra day or two but so far everything moves smoothly…
    (ps: once again please no personal requests for delivery , prices etc..its all here on BURN…remember : i do not sell books , i only DELIVER;))))))))))))
    thank you ALL for your love, patience and birthday wishes…We are not Amazon.com nor B&H…we are a small family all working together with one PURPOSE ONLY: TO DELIVER DAH’S new MASTERPIECE in a perfect condition… and thats about it..
    ok, back to work!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://instagr.am/p/K9bPGMBrXy/

    this is what happened to a fellow photographer, friend of mine, mr Rick Hunter after i presented the RIO book to him….(exactly same thing ha-penned to me up in NY when i saw the dummy…
    THIS IS HOW AMAZING THIS BOOK IS…
    You better be sitting when open it… otherwise you might find yourself on the floor like my friend Rick above…smiling…Rick’s famous “last words”: “how can anyone top this off now?????”
    smiling smiling….ok enough of me…back to work!
    THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING BURN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Link to “Ardeo” the student exhibition by two TAFE students Sharon and Katie Fox
    Fox Photography & Design…………… http://www.foxphotographyanddesign.com.au/homepage/2012/05/22/head-on-mlc-exhibition/

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