5.6 PiX is a specialty gallery/retail store offering a large array of toy cameras, photography supplies, and an education center.
I have been a photographer and custom framer for around ten years and I love the craft! I also have been lucky enough to be the smallest part of a growing method of photography called iPhoneography (shooting with an iPhone or another cellular device) and seeing that bring back toy camera photography like Lomography. Toy camera photography is so fun, creative, and relatable. I have also seen the growing online stores and galleries that expand this community while improving these photographer's skills. I also see IT'S ONLY ONLINE!!! (yes except for a couple Lomo galleries) That is crazy to me so, I would like to give this community a place to go and learn, teach, play, relate, test ideas, test equipment, and simply hang out. That will be 5.6 PiX. YOU'RE DONATIONS make this happen. You can opt out of the rewards if you so choose and you can pick any amount donate, it does't have to be one listed. There are lots of options. It's the community that finds this that will keep it running. We appreciate every little bit!
Who 5.6 is:
5.6 PiX is the place where artists meet. 5.6 PiX is a specialty retail store offering a large array of toy cameras, photography materials and supplies, a gallery, and an education center. We will provide a pleasant facility that will inspire and support amateurs, hobbyists, and professionals in the Charlotte photography community. 5.6PiX will sponsor art shows, competitions, and other community events; facilitate, organize and offer creative workshops and classes in a variety of techniques and media. 5.6 PiX is at the forefront in an exciting and growing market. 5.6 PiX is founded on the idea that maintaining satisfied customers is essential to the bottom line. With this in mind, 5.6 PiX will be working hard to ensure that all of their customers' expectations are exceeded in all transactions. To maintain a presence within the arts & crafts community and close relationships to customers, 5.6 PiX will be an active member of the local art scene through participation and education. Our staff will receive training in the most current trends and products and 5.6 Pix's owner will anticipate and set consumer trends in creative work.
Items and Services offered by 5.6 PiX:
5.6 PiX is a new company to be launched in the coming year that will create a community, combining arts and technology with knowledgable staff and high level customer service. Whether you are a pro, hobbyist, student or teacher or simply curious we will have something that will spark your interest. I believe the people that make photography should be able to afford it. We will always be glad to hear any and all feedback on our products and services.
5.6 Pix offers:
- Toy Cameras, accessories and books
- Gallery shows with photography for sale
- Wall space that photographers can rent to sell their work
- Contests for pro photographers and hobbyists
- Tutorials/speakers to teach toy camera skills and test accessories
- Meet-ups to support and grow the existing toy camera community
Eventually, 5.6 PiX will also offer printing services.
Where does the cash go???
The cash goes to securing a brick and mortar location, setting up the location, building a website, buying retail stock to sell, setting up the grand opening gallery show and paying a few independent contractors to round out the team it will take to make this happen.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
pledged of $120,000 goal
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on June 28, 2012.
Apr 29, 2012 - Jun 28, 2012 (60 days)
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THANK YOU!!!! My deepest gratitude!Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
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You're on our e-mail list.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
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iPhone gel filters.Estimated delivery: Sep 2013
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A limited edition opening postcard.Estimated delivery: Sep 2013
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An 8x10 print from the grand opening show.Estimated delivery: Sep 2013
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A 120 GN Holga Camera .Estimated delivery: Nov 2013
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Focal Press book "Plastic Cameras:Toying with Creativity" by Michelle Bates"!Estimated delivery: Nov 2013
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A t shirt with our fabulous logo!! (created by Josh Starcher and Melissa Estro)Estimated delivery: Oct 2013
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Framed 16x16 image from the grand opening show.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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A thank you on our "Funders Wall" on our website.Estimated delivery: Feb 2013
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You get an invitation to our grand opening event!Estimated delivery: Nov 2013
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One of your prints will be put into our grand opening show!Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
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Choose an item we sell. Isn't there something you CAN'T BELIEVE a photographer cannot walk into a store and buy even though EVERYONE should have it??!!!!Estimated delivery: Oct 2013
Pledge $5,000 or more
Your name will be on a wall of our location!Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $10,000 or more
8 of your images that we agree on will be on our wall and website for sale at the grand opening! (If you do not take pictures, we can agree on someone else's images to show in your honor)Estimated delivery: Oct 2012