Project image
)}
$380
pledged of $7,500pledged of $7,500 goal
7
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, March 27 2013 9:25 PM UTC +00:00
$380
pledged of $7,500pledged of $7,500 goal
7
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, March 27 2013 9:25 PM UTC +00:00

About

I have been invited to cover the 2013 Normandy commemorations.  While this is not a "big" year, it could be one of the last in which the survivors take part.  My goal is to make use of the access I've been granted to document the events, with special focus on any survivors who are present, and create a photographic e-book that documents this year's activities.  I will be working closely with Army PAO on the event, so that I have access to all activities and possibly even some of the "behind-the-scenes" activities as well. 

My goal is to travel in up to 12 days in advance so that I can cover all the activities, and to stay a few days beyond as well so that I can take advantage of any unexpected opportunities to meet with survivors and/or tour sites with them or with current troops.  I will then process the photos and produce the e-book.  If there are enough sales and interest, I will look at doing a print version of the book as well.

Risks and challenges

The largest risks for me will be travel and weather. It is possible I may be in Afghanistan in the weeks leading up to this year's ceremonies. This would significantly increase my travel costs. Also, lodging can be had for decent rates now, but that will change the closer we get to the date. My goal is to lock in lodging and related as soon as possible so as to get the best possible deal. As for the weather, the best I can do is adapt and overcome as needed.

The largest challenge is to do right by those who fought there. I want to capture the images that will respect their sacrifice, show that they are remembered and appreciated, and record what I can of them for future generations. I want to do so while showing proper respect to those who still remain as they remember their brothers and that day.

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    A thank you e-mail

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    1 backer
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge $25 or more About $25

    A thank you e-mail with a electronic copy (watermarked) of the full version of the photo of the stained glass window used in this pitch.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    2 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    A thank you e-mail with an electronic copy (watermarked) of the full version of the photo of the stained glass window used in this pitch, plus a second (watermarked) photo chosen by me.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    A thank you e-mail with an electronic copy (watermarked) of the full version of the photo of the stained glass window used in this pitch; a second (watermarked) photo chosen by me; and, a listing on a special sponsors page in the e-book.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    3 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    A thank you e-mail with an electronic copy (watermarked) of the full version of the photo of the stained glass window used in this pitch; a second (watermarked) photo chosen by me; and, a listing on a special sponsors page in the e-book above that of the $100 sponsors. A PDF copy of the finished e-book will be sent as well.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Select this reward

    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    the stained glass window used in this pitch; a second (watermarked) photo chosen by me; and, a listing on a special sponsors page in the e-book above that of the $100 and $500 sponsors. In addition, you will be thanked on my blog; on Blackfive milblog; and, receive a signed print of a photo taken at the 2013 ceremonies chosen by me. A PDF copy of the finished e-book will be sent as well.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  7. Select this reward

    Pledge $2,500 or more About $2,500

    the stained glass window used in this pitch; a second (watermarked) photo chosen by me; and, a listing on a special sponsors page in the e-book above that of the $100, $500, and $1,000 sponsors. In addition, you will be thanked on my blog; on Blackfive milblog; and, receive a signed print of a photo taken at the 2013 ceremonies chosen by me plus a signed numbered limited edition print of "Blue Skies Forever". A PDF copy of the finished e-book will be sent as well.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  8. Select this reward

    Pledge $7,500 or more About $7,500

    the stained glass window used in this pitch; a second (watermarked) photo chosen by me; and, a listing on a special sponsors page in the e-book above that of the $100 and $500 sponsors. In addition, you will be thanked on my blog; on Blackfive milblog; and, receive a signed print of a photo taken at the 2013 ceremonies chosen by me, a signed print of a photo chosen by you, plus a signed numbered limited edition print of "Blue Skies Forever". In addition, you will receive a special dedication page in the e-book, as well as a free PDF copy of the e-book.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (21 days)