The Belle Isle Project is a photography project that features not only a photo book, but a short film as well.
NOTE: Before contacting me directly, please take a look at the list of Frequently Asked Questions at the bottom of this page. If you still have a question or comment, feel free to email me or contact me on Facebook.
NOTE #2: Everyone who contributes will also be mentioned in the film and photo book credits.
My first idea for the Belle Isle Project was a documentary film. While I still want to produce a short, 15 to 30 minute film, it is no longer the project's primary objective.
Before I fully introduce the project, I should introduce Belle Isle, Detroit's crown jewel. Belle Isle Park. Belle Isle is an island on the Detroit River in between Detroit, Michigan and Windsor, Ontario. It was established in 1845 and is 982 acres; that makes it 12 years older (in establishment) and 139 acres larger than New York's Central Park.
The Belle Isle Project, overall, is a photography project that shows Belle Isle as it is, and how I want to show it.
My main focus is creating a photo book. The book will be 40-80 pages long, and will be printed via www.shutterfly.com. In the rewards section, I've considered the approximate cost for me to print the books and priced accordingly.
And, for people on smaller budgets, much like myself, I'm also offering prints (4x6's, 5x7's and 8x10's).
Unlike my initial project budget, this one is much more open. I only need to purchase video editing software for the DVD. Otherwise, your pledge will go directly to purchasing what's listed in your reward tier.
The price of the rewards have been determined by what they'll cost me, and have been increased in order for me to make a profit for my time and effort.
Below are three photographs that will be featured in the photo book.
Yes! Since this is a continuing project, you can either get your photo as soon as the project is funded, or wait until the project is finished to choose an image.
I really want to share this project with others. If even just one person purchases a book, it's worth the time and effort I spend on making it and the documentary. Of course, if I can get this book/DVD to hundreds or even THOUSANDS of people, that would be phenomenal!
The DVD and photo book should be completed by the end of August 2012. However, you probably won't get them until September or early- to mid-October at the latest.
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By pledging $1, you will receive one full resolution photograph from the Belle Isle Project.Estimated delivery:
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By pledging $5, you will receive two 4x6 photographs that will be featured in the photo book.Estimated delivery:
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By pledging $10, you will receive two 5x7 photographs that will be featured in the photo book OR a copy of the DVD.Estimated delivery:
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By pledging $25, you will receive one 8x10 photograph that will be featured in the photo book. You will also receive two 4x6's and one 5x7. In addition, you'll get the documentary film.Estimated delivery:
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By pledging $50, you will receive one poster-sized (16x20) photograph that will be featured in the photo book. You will also receive two 4x6's, two, 5x7's and two 8x10's. In addition, you'll get the documentary film.Estimated delivery:
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By pledging $75, you will receive one 7x9, softcover copy of the photo book and the documentary film.Estimated delivery:
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By pledging $100, you will receive one 8x11, hardcover copy of the photo book, signed and numbered (out of 5) and the documentary film.Estimated delivery:
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