€1,831
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, December 2 2018 11:04 PM UTC +00:00
€1,831
pledged of €2,500pledged of €2,500 goal
29
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, December 2 2018 11:04 PM UTC +00:00

About

About :

My name is Yann_b, French travel and outdoor photographer. The last two years, I've been traveling in different countries such as Iceland, Pacific North West USA, Asia and recently The Dolomites and Norway. By following my passion to travel, I capture authentic moments inspired by nature and pursuit visual storytelling: My work mainly focuses on the outdoors, adventure and lifestyle portraits. I want to inspire people to escape a routine and feel more home outdoors.

I`m currently more motivated than ever for my professional work. In the last few months, I`ve realized how happy I am on the road. When I came back home, I was thinked about all the stuff I had in my garage and the big TV in my living room that I never used. I mean, it's great to have nice possessions but it doesn't make me happy enough to stay at home because I know I feel better outside and more creative out of my confort zone. In the last few months on the road I travelled with only two bags and nothing else and felt completely happy. I started to buy only the essentials such as food and fuel for my car. Most of the time I slept in my car and I loved it. My decision to quit everything and start a new life  has not been a fast process, it`s been on my mind for months, maybe years about a simple idea : How to be happy in my actual life, What is my fuel?

The Project:

My project is simple, I want to follow my dreams and live authentic moments. I want to be even more connected with vast nature and people. Through my photography, I tell story's and more than everything, I want to share them with people. And for that, I will challenge myself in one of the most spectacular, fantastic and beautiful countries located in the Southern Hemisphere, New Zealand.

To be focused on this trip, I`ve started to quit everything such as my job as a flight attendant but also my actual apartment and my car. I just need the essentials : My camera, drone, camping equipment and some clothes. My trip start in November; I booked a one-way ticket to Christchurch, located in the southern island of NZ and then I plan to buy a van for live in it for seven months. 

For my photography I use my Canon 5D Mark IV with a 24mm 1.4 lens, a DJI Mavic pro drone and two Film cameras, including a aquashot Nikonos. Also, I packed with my clothes some camping equipment, such as my MSR super lightweight tent, a PYRENEX sleeping bag and jackets, my favorite underwear ICEBREAKER for cold conditions and some stoves for cooking whilst on hikes.

Why I need you :

To become a contributor to this project, you will help me to finance my little "house" as a simple Van. The cost is around 5000 euros. In a real autonomy, I will explore all the beautiful parts of the country and for that, I need a secure van to feel free and be totally focused in my photography project. 

This adventure is very important to me. To make my dream a reality I need your support so I can continue to share my stories with you.

Thanks for all your support and see you on the road

All the love,

yann_b

Follow me on Instagram @yann__b

Check my work at www.yannb.net

Risks and challenges

Some risks I may face during my adventure include car troubles, lack of money for food or gas and board. Other than that I hope that it will be a thrill filled trip with lots of beautiful things to share with you!

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    Pledge €10 or more About $11

    Handwritten post card from NZ

    pledge a 10€ to start my adventure and receive a personal handwritten post card from me to the new eve wherever I will be on the road.

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    Post card + 10 selected photos from NZ

    Pledge 35€ and receive a handwritten post card + 10 selected photos printed 13 x 13cm from New Zealand

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    Pledge €50 or more About $55

    Personal photo into the van + 10 photos

    Want to be part everyday with me in the van? I will print your personal photo and put it on my wall inside the van.
    Also you receive a 10 printed selection photos from new Zealand (13 x13cm) + handwritten post card

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    Pledge €75 or more About $83

    Video chat + 15 Photos

    Want to get a live look from where I am on the road? Give me a call! I will happily answer any questions you have and give any advice that I can if you are interested in taking a trip on the wide open roads
    + you receive 15 printed photos from NZ (13 x 13cm)

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    Pledge €100 or more About $111

    Video chat + Large print

    Okay! this package include a video chat directly from my van, I will answer to all the questions about my road trip and any tips for photography, edit style in Lightroom and help you to create your own LR preset.

    + receive a large 40 x 50 printed from your choice in a selected photos
    (Lustre 310gr paper, value 205 euros from my website)
    + handwritten post card

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    Pledge €135 or more About $150

    Large print + IG mention

    I will mention your name as a special contributor on my social networks.

    + video chats in live from my van. Tips for photography, create your own LR preset and business tips for Instagram.
    + receive a large print 40 x 50 printed from your choice in a selected photos from NZ. (Lustre 310gr paper, value 205 euros from my website)
    + handwritten post card

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    Pledge €160 or more About $177

    Photo book + print

    Pledge 160€ or more and you will receive a signed copy of my completed photobook and an additional postcard with a special note from me to you!

    I will mention your name as a special contributor in all contents I will create (videos Youtube or IG)
    + video chats in live from my van. Tips for photography, create your own LR preset and business tips for Instagram.
    + receive a large print 40 x 50 printed from your choice in a selected photos from NZ. (Lustre 310gr paper, value 205 euros from my website)
    + handwritten post card
    + surprise gift ^^

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Funding period

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