One Week In!
26 days to go on Kickstarter! We are SO THRILLED to have all of you on board - 18 backers who committed over $1000, which I can't believe happened in just a few days.
So we had the guts to do this, and no matter what happens, I'm proud of that.
Launching the project, coming up with rewards and deciding on $12,000 as our goal was harder than I thought it would be. I don't have to tell you that it seems like an insane amount to produce, on a very basic level, 206 photographs of a restaurant chain! Blurry photographs! But that's what the budget told us.
And we wanted the stuff you get to be good. Really good.
We have 150 cities yet to go! Even though we've already covered Texas, New York, Florida, New Mexico, Nebraska, and some of Arizona and Utah, the Western US is incredibly heavy with Sizzlers. I'm intimidated by the density of it. It's a road trip, but it's not the great American free-spirit-find-yourself road trip. It's mapped out, and takes us to places the typical road trip folk don't visit. These are neighborhoods with Walmarts, Home Depots and the occasional yogurt shop. Once we find the freeway exit, most of the time we can navigate to the Sizzler pretty well without consulting the map.
Our record so far is six Sizzlers in one day. The six Sizzler day is actually kind of a rough day - because of navigating, traffic and, honestly - burnout. Each time we want to produce a great image - chances are we can't come back. So whatever's going on - the building is completely backlit or the best spot is in the street, traffic is terrible, there are 20 cars in the parking lot. We figure it out.
Now we're covering the Southern California Sizzlers catch-as-catch can. This weekend - Ventura! And some San Fernando Valley Sizzlers.
Today someone described this project as a collection of memories - I like that. We hope it has a little something for everyone.
We'll update a couple times a week from here on out! And thanks everyone for checking out our ideas and coming along!
pledged of $12,000 goal
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on October 14, 2009.
Sep 12, 2009 - Oct 14, 2009
Pledge $1 or more
MAP IT. Throw down even $1 and we'll sweeten things by giving you access to our Google map of Sizzlers. We will update the map as we go with routes, photos and stories all embedded in the map. Seriously guys, this is so much fun! PLUS you can go to sleep tonight knowing you are an awesome person who directly supports artists and their dreams!
Pledge $10 or more
WRITE IT. You will get a heartfelt thank you in the book that results from this project. And you'll be able to buy the book for 30% off the retail price of approximately $130. It'll be an expensive book, but it will be 400(!) beautiful pages! PLUS all previous rewards.
Pledge $25 or more
15 backers Limited (235 of 250 left)
POSTER IT. We will send you a signed and numbered 18''x24" poster of our photographs of every Sizzler in the USA. All of them! On a single poster! This will be limited to 500 copies and is going to be awesome! PLUS all previous rewards.
Pledge $50 or more
5 backers Limited (158 of 163 left)
PRINT IT. A signed, unique, high-quality digital photographic 8"x10" print of a Sizzler. We are only going to make one of these types of prints in this size for each Sizzler, so everyone who gets this reward will have a unique piece of art that nobody else will have! PLUS all previous rewards.
Pledge $100 or more
3 backers Limited (17 of 20 left)
WATCH IT+. Get a copy of the movie "I'm Reed Fish" on DVD signed by... you guessed it, Reed Fish! To get excited for this, you can watch the trailer on YouTube! PLUS we'll throw in an EXTRA Sizzler poster! PLUS all previous rewards.
Pledge $250 or more
3 backers Limited (7 of 10 left)
EAT IT. The Fishes will take you and a guest out to eat at your local Sizzler. You can order anything you like... steak, shrimp, a burger... even add on their world-famous salad bar. It's our treat! (NOTE: We are unable to fulfill this offer at the NM, TX, FL or NE Sizzlers... but we're sure we can make arrangements for something equivalently cool!) PLUS all previous rewards.
Pledge $500 or more
0 backers Limited (5 of 5 left)
BOOK IT. You will get an exclusive limited edition copy of the finished artist-book that will contain a tipped-in, signed, printed-from-the-negative photograph. This will be sweet! PLUS all previous rewards!
Pledge $1,000 or more
0 backers Limited (5 of 5 left)
FRAME IT. You will get a exhibition-quality signed and numbered 20"x20'" print of the Sizzler of your choice. Each print will be done in an edition of 3 and printed from the negative. These prints are going to be gorgeous and will be the preferred format for the exhibition of this work. PLUS you'll receive all previous rewards!
Pledge $1,500 or more
0 backers Limited (2 of 2 left)
PICTURE IT. The Fishes will take your and/or your family's portrait. We will be happy to come to you if you live anywhere near a west coast Sizzler or in the NYC area. Otherwise, we'll have to work something out. But, we're resourceful though! NOTE: The portraits will be in-focus, unless you request otherwise ;) PLUS you'll get all previous rewards!
Pledge $2,500 or more
0 backers Limited (1 of 1 left)
DEDICATE IT. We will dedicate the finished book to you or the person of your choosing. PLUS We'll give you an extra 20"x20" gallery print! PLUS you'll get all previous rewards.