Asian Male Portraits

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Raised by 96 people in 24 months
****THE CAMPAIGN HAS NOW ENDED! Thank you to EVERYONE who donated and helped out in getting this book completed!  The books are printed and are now being prepared to ship from our distributer! If you preordered, you can expect to receive your copy in June 2018! All future orders for the book will be available online through various websites (to be announced later). For those who also were eligible for 8x10 prints, those too will be coming.  Thank you again for ALL your support, encouragement and help!  Apologies for the delays, but I think the added bonus photos we've included will help make up for it :)
May 2018

“We are so used to seeing these absurd and offensive stereotypes about Asian men, whether it’s the comedic role with an exaggerated accent or the awkward computer/science nerd.  We have been fed this image and idea that somehow Asian men are lesser than their non-Asian counterparts and undesirable. Through my own eyes and art, I find that ridiculous and unacceptable and want to break that stereotype.”

Background: I started photography in 2010, while living in San Francisco, USA.  Since then I've been all over the world with my camera - chasing my dreams and capturing the moments along the way.  I've worked for a variety of clients, including magazines, clothing brands, advertising firms, private clients and so on.  When it comes to male models, I noticed early on that the US and western media have a very limited scope of beauty and I simply don't accept that - it's time to change! This book will be dedicated entirely to ASIAN males I have photographed internationally since I started.  Strong, handsome, muscular, lean, masculine - this book will showcase a variety of Asian men from all over the world in an artistic and tasteful manner - a far cry from the cliché and stereotypical ways in which many Asian men are currently portrayed in our media. 

This book will be a sort of 'best of' to show what I've amassed so far and how my style and art has evolved since the beginning.  The book will include over 100 models from over 10 countries. In addition to some photos that are classic favorites, there will also be many never-before seen photos.  Since I've had many, many requests about this in the past - yes, this book will also contain some artistic nudity.

Back $5 or more:
Thank you! Your support and encouragement are greatly appreciated.

Back $100 or more: Thank you! You will receive a signed copy of the book as well as a signed 8x10 print taken from the book.

Back $200 or more: Thank you! You will receive a signed copy of the book as well as 2 signed 8x10 prints taken from the book.

To see a broad collection of my work, both portraiture and travel photography, please visit my website:

                                       westphillips.com
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Hello everyone!
I'm ECSTATIC to announce that the books have started shipping! Some of you should have received an email this morning with a shipping confirmation and tracking number. If you have not received an EMAIL yet, you will be receiving it in the next 2 or 3 days. Once all emails have been sent out with tracking numbers I will post another update here! If somehow anyone is lost in the shuffle and you don't receive a shipping email within the next 5 days, please contact me directly (west@westphillips.com). *NOTE: The shipping email will come from 'AMP Customer Service contact@asianmaleportraits.org'
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Hello everyone!
I'm ECSTATIC to announce that the books have started shipping! Some of you should have received an email this morning with a shipping confirmation and tracking number. If you have not received an EMAIL yet, you will be receiving it in the next 2 or 3 days. Once all emails have been sent out with tracking numbers I will post another update here! If somehow anyone is lost in the shuffle and you don't receive a shipping email within the next 5 days, please contact me directly (west@westphillips.com). *NOTE: The shipping email will come from 'AMP Customer Service contact@asianmaleportraits.org'
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Hello everyone! Printing starts TODAY! Wow, finally! Some of you may have thought we'd never get there - but it's happening! Printing should be completed by the end of the week and then our distributer will be sending out copies to those who pre-ordered. I've gone through and collected the names and amounts of the pre-orders, so next you'll be contacted for your shipping address! In the meantime, to avoid anyone falling through the cracks (as some of the donors are not in my contact list), you're welcome to email me your information directly at west@westphillips.com !
The additional items, such as the 8x10 prints will arrive most likely after the book itself!
It's an exciting (stressful?) week for me here in Taipei, but once it's all printed I'm sure to be relieved. Thanks again everyone!

-West
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Hey everyone! BIG BIG news!
While the book had been delayed, it is now at the printing stage! I am currently in Taipei and getting ready to print THIS MONTH. After last year's first prototype had so many problems, all has been fixed. Yesterday we did the 2nd prototype and it looks fantastic! The color and pages are as they should be and I'm quite pleased. The printing quote we received before has since doubled in price, but we are making it work. I'm so thankful and grateful for this entire learning experience and most of all for everyone's support!
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Keith Chu
23 months ago

Any charge for shipping the book to Hong Kong?

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Shu Fang
4 months ago

Glad it worked out! Looking forward and congrats!

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Shuyang Fang
10 months ago

You Got This!

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11 months ago

Dude.

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Keith Chu
23 months ago

Any charge for shipping the book to Hong Kong?

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