Please help fund my project to photograph the Schuylkill Valley in black & white film and collect the images in a coffee table book.
Howdy! My name is Vincent and I am an artist, illustrator and photographer. I live in the valley of the Schuylkill River in south eastern Pennsylvania. I have spent a lot of time enjoying the beauty of nature and the charm of small towns along the valley from Conshohocken to Reading. I have spent many hours doing digital color photography along this scenic river but being a true artist I want to capture it with the film and the cameras that turned me onto photography. That is black and white Ilford 125 film in a 35mm Pentax and Vivitar camera. I will also hand process the film myself. I have wanted to do this for a while now and make a coffee table book from the images.Now the only thing holding me back is the cost of film, chemistry and most expensive printing the book. That is where this Kickstarter project comes into play. This project will fund my adventure this summer in photographing and this autumn in making the book happen. I am seeking $8500 to fund this. It will go towards the printing of the book (like a mentioned before, the most expensive part and over half of my budget), chemistry to process the black and white, a new film scanner (the old one went kaput), book layout software, gas to get from Conshohocken to Reading and of course I need funding to cover the creation of other rewards like prints and postcards. If I exceed my goal, all extra money will go into this project and I will come up with new things to thank those who backed already.
I will be shooting at least one roll of film at each of the following locations:
KING OF PRUSSIA/WEST NORRITON
A minimum of three images from each location will make it into the book with one photo from each location being made into a limited edition print and post card. The book will be printed and bound by a professional bookmaker and printer in Maryland. The prints themselves will be printed on either Ilford of Kodak professional black and white papers.
Thank you for your interest in my project!
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pledged of $8,500 goal
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on July 21, 2012.
Jun 21, 2012 - Jul 21, 2012 (30 days)
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A super thank you!!! Hey every dollar counts. So thanks!Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
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Postcard. I will chose a postcard at random and mail it to you via the USPS.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
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A digital eBook of the coffee table book. (every backer over $10 will get the eBook)Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
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All fifteen postcards produced from the project.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
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3 backers Limited (147 of 150 left)
A limited edition 8x10 print, matted, signed and numbered. You will get to choose your top three locations and I will send you the best available. (International Backers: Please add $20 to your pledge to cover shipping costs. Thank you.)Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
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The book. (International Backers: Please add $20 to your pledge to cover shipping costs. Thank you.)Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
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Signed copy of the book with a postcard. (International Backers: Please add $20 to your pledge to cover shipping costs. Thank you.)Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
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Signed Copy of the book and all 15 postcards. (International Backers: Please add $20 to your pledge to cover shipping costs. Thank you.)Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
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Signed Copy of the book. All 15 Postcards. One of each postcard I have in stock at the time of shipping. (Currently I have 13 different postcards and will likely have more by the end of the year) (International Backers: Please add $20 to your pledge to cover shipping costs. Thank you.)Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
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0 backers Limited (14 of 14 left)
Framed, matted and signed artist proof 8x10 Print. You will choose your top three and get the best available. (International Backers: Please add $20 to your pledge to cover shipping costs. Thank you.)Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
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YOUR NAME PRINTED IN THE BOOK! *Get your name printed on a Thank You page inside the book. *TWO (2) Copies of the book *TWO (2) Sets of postcardsEstimated delivery: Nov 2012
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0 backers Limited (1 of 1 left)
YOU PICK THE COVER PHOTO!!! *Choose the image that will be used for the front cover of the book. *Get your name printed at the top of the Thank You page and a credit somewhere in the front of the book. *FIVE (5) Copies of the Book *FIVE (5) Sets of postcards *And You get a framed, matted and signed artist proof of the cover photo you chose. *get an exclusive first look at the fifteen images that will be used for the postcards and prints.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012