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My fuji-film camera sat on a wall,
my fuji-film camera had a great fall...
My fuji-film camera sat on a wall, my fuji-film camera had a great fall...
8 backers pledged $750 to help bring this project to life.

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THE SHORT STORY:

Hi World! It's Katie King from A Sense Of Place Photography. Among several other things, I take pictures from around the world; you can see my portfolio here: http://www.cargocollective.com/theremainingday. The picture below is what my camera looks like these days after being dropped; I think I need a new one...just in time for my 22nd birthday on the 23rd! Consider it an early present :)

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WAIT....WHO ARE YOU AGAIN?

I'm your latest & greatest starving artist in New York City! I'm here to soak up this beautiful city & get a gig as a professional actor. One difference between me & every other actor is that I'm a professional photographer as well, ready & willing to document my entire experience in this theatrical rat race. I've encountered one little problem though...my camera got dropped! With your help, I can buy a new one with enough time to finish my project. What's in it for you? Lots of cool stuff--just read the column to the right and choose which option & reward sounds perfect for you!

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OK....I THINK I'M READY FOR THE LONG STORY

Last week, I got on a bus for 7 hours and rode though a night thunderstorm and arrived on Allen St to begin the quintessential journey: living the starving artist's dream in New York City. I live as a work exchange at Pink Hostels & work as an intern at the New York Neo Futurists (http://www.nyneofuturists.org/site/index.php...). This is a long-awaited opportunity for me which is the beginning to many dreams come true! Before moving to NYC, my fujifilm finepix S700 camera was DROPPED! At first I thought everything would be fine because it seemed to just be the screen, but I am now noticing that only about 1/2 the pictures I am taking are actually getting transferred to the computer, I lost my internal memory and I'm loosing my art!!

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STEP 1: CAMERA REHAB on 87th

This is the first step in my artistic exploration of the city-at-large: to get a camera back! Your support would offset the costs for me to purchase a canon t1i. The camera itself is 727.00 (from what most of my research tells me) and I obviously will be needing money to ship & make rewards for you AWESOME backers!! :) Kickstarter also takes a well-deserved cut.

WHY 87TH?
Oh, and I live on 87th...come visit me! :)

STEP 2: CITY SYNAPSE

I will purchase the Canon Rebel t1i and go to TOWN....literally and start documenting my journey as a starving artist in the city, questioning what is one's sense of place in New York City. I expect to have all images processed and available here by late July: http://www.flickr.com/photos/organize/... (the logo image is not available as a print).

Just so you know what kind of quality we're talking about here, here are some pictures I took in NYC during a trip last summer:


You can find me and my work here:
main portfolio site: http://www.cargocollective.com/theremainingday
blog: http://www.theyouandmeshow.com
flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/asenseofplacephotography/
FB fanpage: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/A-Sense-Of-Place-Photography/88121227121...
twitter: @dinnie_the_dot

STEP 3: THE FINAL PRODUCT...A MODERN SELF - DOCUMENTARY ON THE LIFE OF AN ARTIST IN NYC

Have you ever wondered just what it takes to be a professional artist/actor in NYC? Me too, that's why I'm here. As you help out my project with even just $1.00 you can be apart of my journey from point A to who knows where! And someday, when I'm super famous, notorious or what-have-you, you can say "Hey, I helped that girl out when all she needed was a new camera!" :)
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You may ask....why don't I just wait till I can save up the money?

{The thing is...if I don't make the money through this...I'm not getting a new camera--not for a long time at least! This past year I have spent over 1,500.00 creating my business, A Sense Of Place Photogrphy from scratch, getting into galleries, having my own solo art shows and group art shows I have not seen *any* of that money back and am at the point where my young military, college-going family cannot spend any more money on art since we are trying to make ends meet. I need this to kickstart my career, get back in the game, and know that it is a worthwhile pursuit. Those of you that know me know that I always produce results and if you've seen my work you know I'm serious & creative about what I do! I've seen TONS of other results in learning and experience and networking, just nothing financial and to be honest, that's what I need right now! That, and your support! I have been blessed with many world travels, and I believe that everyone truly needs a sense of place and belonging in this world, photography is a passionate, therapeutic process for me which I want to use to inspire others.}

SO...YOU MAY BE WONDERING...HOW DID THE HUMPTY DUMPTY CAMERA HAVE A GREAT FALL?

Well...become one of my backers and you just may find out the scandalous...or not so scandalous story!! :) PLUS the goods on how the camera was dropped...and by whom...sneaky ;)

MY CAMERA MAY BE DROPPED....BUT THAT DOESN'T MEAN MY DREAMS WILL BE!!!

Thanks Everyone!!

http:///lbking.tumblr.com

*Schedule Permitting On Exact Date
(What this means is that I will come and photograph for you, but I can't promise it will be on the exact date of your event. It probably will, but I'll need a little notice. We'll talk ;) )

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    The $5 backing level will allow you to select a photograph from the series to have printed on a 3.5'' button and shipped to you, in addition to backer only updates including exclusive access to a private preview of the photos I take on my NYC adventure through access to a private blog about the details of my journey.

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    The $30 backing level will allow you to select a photograph from the series to have printed on an 8x10 giclee and shipped to you, in addition to backer only updates including exclusive access to a private preview of the photos I take on my NYC adventure through access to a private blog about the details of my journey.

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    The $40 backing level will allow you to receive a signed copy of my published poetry book, The Breath Between Whirlscapes & Landwinds written in the heart of the Swiss Alps and Handbound in Italy in addition to backer only updates including exclusive access to a private preview of the photos I take on my NYC adventure through access to a private blog about the details of my journey.

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    Pledge $50 and have 1 photograph of your choice from the first 10 photographs taken from my new camera sent to your doorstep in an 11x14 giclee, finger printed & dated. They will be limited edition with only 50 copies made of each exclusive photograph in addition to backer only updates including exclusive access to a private preview of the photos I take on my NYC adventure through access to a private blog about the details of my journey.

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    You tell me exactly where you would like a photograph taken....or what you want a photograph of (keep it legal please!)...anywhere in New York City and I will go and take one JUST for you. This will be a limited edition print 1/1 in a LARGE FORMAT 24x30 giclee print, never to be printed again. finger printed & dated. with a special love note made out just for you, in addition to backer only updates including exclusive access to a private preview of the photos I take on my NYC adventure through access to a private blog about the details of my journey.

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    I will personally come to your (wedding...birthday...whatever) with bells on and a red clown nose (literally) and photograph your event WITH my new working camera and provide you with a HIGH resolution CD of the day of fun we'll have together! {NYC events only!} in addition to backer only updates including exclusive access to a private preview of the photos I take on my NYC adventure through access to a private blog about the details of my journey. *schedule permitting on exact date

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    I will personally come to your (wedding...birthday...whatever) with bells on and a red clown nose (literally) and photograph your event WITH my new working camera and provide you with a HIGH resolution CD of the day of fun we'll have together! {United States Northeast & Mid-atlantic states events only...according to Wikipedia OR DC OR VA} in addition to backer only updates including exclusive access to a private preview of the photos I take on my NYC adventure through access to a private blog about the details of my journey
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