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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Photographer David Bergman Rocks the Coffee Table with 208 Pages of Bon Jovi

By David Bergman
David@DavidBergman.net

It’s finally here! I’m so excited to announce my new Bon Jovi coffee table book entitled WORK. It’s the culmination of my ‘work’ on two world tours with the band and I’m very proud of it. Pre-order #BonJoviWORK

The book is HUGE - it weighs nearly five pounds and is 14.4 inches tall by 21.6 inches wide when opened up. It contains 208 pages of big images from my time with the band so far - spanning back to 2010.

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There is a lot of never-before-seen material in the book including photos from inside the hospital when Jon had knee surgery in 2011. I never thought we would release those!
I also documented quiet moments with all of the band members backstage and at their homes along with energetic, powerful images on stages around the world.

Jon Bon Jovi loves photography, and I have had the honor of sharing my knowledge and experience with him. There is a very special section of the book containing private photos that Jon took himself.

You can pre-order the first copies of WORK right now at www.BonJovi.com/Work.
In addition, we have a very limited number of my 2013 VIP photo books available that you can get along with your WORK pre-order. These have never been for sale and we’re not printing any more. They will sell out fast.

Lastly, you can get a special copy of WORK that will be personally signed by Jon Bon Jovi. This special edition bundle includes the 2013 VIP book and a copy of the Bon Jovi concert DVD, Inside Out. There are only 350 signed books so you’d better order quickly.
I hope you enjoy the book and show it off on your coffee table for many years to come.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can you tell me more about the book?
Here is the full description from BonJovi.com: “WORK” is a rare, behind-the-scenes look at Bon Jovi, the top touring rock band in the world. This oversized, hardcover art book—weighing nearly five pounds—is a collection of color and black and white photographs taken by the band’s official tour photographer David Bergman during two record-breaking world tours from 2010-2013.

Exclusive, intimate, and powerful images show all of the band members on stage, backstage, and inside their own homes. Never before seen photos take you inside the operating room as Jon Bon Jovi deals with the pain and successful surgery on his knee in 2011. Another section of the book features private photographs personally taken by Jon, giving fans a unique look — for the first time ever — at the rock icon’s life through his own eyes. Hardcover. 208 pages. 10.8 x 14.4 inches.

Who is featured in the book?
This is a collection of images from my time on tour with Bon Jovi from 2010-2013 and includes all band members.

Are there photos from the show(s) that I attended in the book?
WORK is a collection of my favorite images from 2010-2013 and I think Bon Jovi fans will enjoy this unique look at the band on stage and off. Many of the photos have never been shown anywhere. Individual prints from all of the Bon Jovi concerts in 2013 are still available at TourPhotographer.com.

How much is the book?
WORK is priced at $59.99. Individual 5X7 prints of my Bon Jovi images at TourPhotographer.com sell for $10 each. WORK is 208 pages of large, oversized images for the cost of six 5X7 prints. WORK is a high-quality product and I’ve worked very hard for four years to make it a reality. People who’ve seen the size of the book tell me they would pay $100 or more for it. But we wanted to make it accessible to as many people as possible.

Can I get WORK if I live outside of the United States?
Absolutely! WORK is very big and heavy and we are manufacturing custom designed shipping boxes so the book’s corners aren’t dented in transit. Shipping outside of the US is about $36 and in the US is about $8.

When will the book ship?
WORK is expected to ship in June. Be sure to pre-order yours so that you’re guaranteed to get one. If you order the package with the VIP book and/or the concert DVD, those items will ship very soon.

Can you sign my book for me?
Yes! We want you to receive the books as soon as possible, so they will ship directly to you from the warehouse in another state. However, if you see me at a fan club event or anywhere else later in the year and have your book with you, I’ll be happy to sign.

What is Bon Jovi : Because We Can (also sometimes called the 2013 VIP photo book)?
This was an extremely limited, all black and white book we made for some of the VIP ticket package buyers in the fall of 2013. Many people wanted to buy it, but it was not available for sale. There are now less than 1,000 available and the book will never be reprinted so we wanted to make it available to the fans.

Here is the full description from BonJovi.com: “Bon Jovi: Because We Can 2013” is a hardcover portfolio of exquisite black and white photographs from the award winning 2013 tour by the band’s official photographer David Bergman. The book was printed in very limited numbers and became an instant Bon Jovi collectors item immediately upon it’s release. This look inside life on the road with the world’s biggest concert tour has never been available for purchase and is finally obtainable only with your pre-order of WORK. Hardcover. 60 pages. 7.5 x 10 inches.

You can pre-order the first copies of WORK right now at www.BonJovi.com/Work.

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