UPDATE: We are super excited to have reached our goal. Thank you so much to everyone that has supported us! With just under two weeks to go, there is still plenty of time for us to reach our stretch goal of $12,500. We are currently planning on digitally printing the book, and while the quality of that looks great, offset printing offers some advantages through the varieties of papers we can use, special varnishes we can apply, and makes the photos look even better.
We are James and Jackson. In October of 2009 we made the decision to visit every park in our hometown of Seattle, Washington; a city known for its natural beauty best observed through its exceptional park system. The basic idea was to include ourselves and the rainbow colored park sign that welcomes you to each park in each photograph to more or less "prove" we were there. It ended up taking us 3 years and 8 months to visit every one. We rode our bicycles to 207 of the parks and were able to include 187 different people in the project: some old friends, new friends, acquaintances, strangers, animals and even the Mayor of Seattle.
We always had envisioned turning our project into a large format printed photography book, rather than a blog or website. We are working to produce a full color, 256 page, 11.8" x 8.85" hard back book that tells a personal story in the form of a field guide that belongs on a coffee table.
This project has consumed our lives for thousands of hours over 4 years and we are very excited to finally share it with you. It is being printed locally in downtown Seattle and can be delivered to you for a donation to this campaign of $55.
Risks and challenges
This is our first kickstarter and our first book, however we have a close relationship with our book designer and we have received a quote from a local printer.
Designing and printing a book on our own is a big job but we are a long way into the process and we are confident in our abilities to bring you the final product.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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