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    (#1) "WALLPAPER" - HD wallpaper pack of 10 portfolio images in 4k (4096 x 2160 pixels).

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    (#2) "MODERN RUIN" - HD download of the completed Modern Ruin film. Show your mom and freak her out. She can tell you all about how the whole world is going to hell and make you laugh.

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    PACKAGE: (#1) "WALLPAPER" + (#2) "MODERN RUIN"

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    (#4) "MEMORABILIA" - This is your chance to own a banged up, paint-stained, bedraggled paintbrush, paint marker, roller or other painting supply used to death by me during the creation of Modern Ruin. Each piece will be signed with paint marker.

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    (#5) "12x18" Print on thick lustre paper from the print choices on the left.

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    PACKAGE: (#1) "WALLPAPER" + (#2) "MODERN RUIN" + (#3) "8x12"

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    PACKAGE: (#1) "WALLPAPER" + (#2) "MODERN RUIN" + (#5) "12x18"

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    (#6) "20x30" Large poster print on thick lustre paper from the choices on the left.

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    PACKAGE: (#1) "WALLPAPER" + (#2) "MODERN RUIN" + (#6) "20x30"

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    (#7) "MEDIUM BOOK" - Signed and numbered Modern Ruin softcover picture book (8x10, approx 100 pages). Bonus rewards included: (#2) "MODERN RUIN" + (#1) "WALLPAPER"

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    PACKAGE: SAVE $35! (#1) "WALLPAPER" + (#2) "MODERN RUIN" + (#6) "20x30" x 3 (three large poster prints)

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    (#8) "EASTEREGG" - Send me two photos you've taken of anything (as long they are yours). I will splice them into one frame each of the film (Fight Club style) and send you an HD download link. You will be the only person with your own special edit of the film! Imagine how freaked out your friends will be!

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    (#9) "BIG BOOK DELUXE PACKAGE" - Modern Ruin hardcover coffee table book combined with the entire unreleased hard copy version of the Flawed Symmetry of Prediction book (11x13 in, approx 200 pgs). This extremely limited reward (only five available!) will include two new artworks rendered by hand on the inside covers of the book. Each copy will be signed and numbered with a handwritten note of thanks and certificate of authenticity.

    This book will be big, beautiful and cannot be absorbed in one sitting. Due to the high cost of producing such a book independently I will never sell this version publicly. Bonus rewards included: (#2) "MODERN RUIN" + (#1) "WALLPAPER"

    To see a video preview please view the video near the bottom of the page on the left.

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    (#10) "PRIVATE INSTRUCTION" - Five hour tutorial session on time lapse, photography, post processing, video editing, etc. A $750 value and kickstarter exclusive! Your session will be tailored to the areas you need the most help with (please indicate what you'd like to learn beforehand). I will come to you if you're in southern California, or if you're up for paying travel costs I can come to you! Bonus rewards included: (#1) "WALLPAPER" + (#2) "MODERN RUIN"

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    (#11) "GUEST SPEAKER" I love speaking to crowds! Hire me to give a one hour guest lecture at your event or school followed by a Q&A session. Past guest lecture venues have included: USC (University of Southern California), photoLA and Orlando Museum of Art for the Snap! Orlando photography festival. Travel to be paid by backer. References provided upon request. Bonus rewards included: (#1) "WALLPAPER" + (#2) "MODERN RUIN"

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    (#12) "PAINTING" - An abstract optical illusion painting on a building you own (or one that you get permission to paint on) at a very low price! I'll be happy to go anywhere in the world to do this (backer is responsible for additional travel costs). The process will be recorded with a combination of stop motion and time lapse photography, and you will receive an HD copy of the process from start to finish, along with a high resolution digital image of the final piece and 20x30" signed fine art print. The painting will measure approximately 8-10 ft high (we can work something out if you'd like something larger for an additional fee). Bonus rewards included: (#1) "WALLPAPER" + (#2) "MODERN RUIN"

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    (#13) "YOU" - This is a weird one; stay with me. I will paint an abstract portrait of you (or a person of your choosing) and make a one minute art film out of it. The film will be constructed from a series of photographs, just like the paintings in my other films. Included in this reward is an HD download of the film, HD download of the five best photographs in high resolution, an mp3 download of the original soundtrack I will create for the film and finally, an 8x10 picture book of your painting. This is a once in a lifetime sort of thing, and it's a huge bargain for something truly unique. Give the video to a loved one as a gift or install it gallery style on a monitor in your front room. The possibilities are weird and endless, and endlessly weird. Bonus rewards included: (#1) "WALLPAPER" + (#2) "MODERN RUIN"

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