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"Interpretive photography." I survived a fire, rose above it, re-created lost images Check the art: my best work! LimEdit book, exhib.
134 backers pledged $24,245 to help bring this project to life.

PROJECT UPDATE #6 ..................... WE DID IT!!!

Posted by Billy Blake (Creator)

Thanks to all who really helped make this happen. 

First and foremost, thanks to all backers at all levels. In a world where so many are so insular, protective, narcissistic, and horde every dollar, your generosity and support is very much appreciated. Give yourselves a big hand. Because whatever direction my photography takes me going forward, and I foresee many good things, you will have played a big role in making it possible. 

Thanks also to Samy's Camera and Nikon. Thanks to Doug Ridley for his graphic art, web, and social networking support. Thanks to Grant Sheehan for a great job on the video. Thanks to Howard and Cooper consultants for overseeing everything. Thanks to other project creators for their sage advice. Thanks to Kickstarter itself for amazing customer service.

Special thanks to all my family and friends, especially Lissa, the mother of my three youngest backers - Jake, Davis, and Walker. 

Extra special thanks to my old friend Peter Jablon, who helped me get over the top, by a millimeter. 

Extra special thanks to Richard D., my mentor and friend of 60 years. 

Extra extra special thanks to my awesome son Andy. A real chip off the old block. I am so very lucky.

And my most heartfelt supreme thanks to Peggy, for being by my side through thick and thin, no matter what - even when everything around us was literally engulfed in flames. You are my inner strength and my true love. 

Well, as a great man once said .... that was a lot of work; now it's time to get to work. 

I will be working hard to complete the e-book, to print and publish the hard copy book, and to update the website with photos from which you can choose your prints, as per your rewards levels. I will be in touch with some of you soon to get some information I will need to fulfill the rewards.

Onward and upward.



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      Sharon Fink on

      SO PROUD OF YOU BILLY--- CONGRATS!!!!! I always knew you were a SUPER STAR--- SHINE ON!!!!! and Remember----NEVER GIVE UP ON YOUR DREAMS!!!!! AS YOU KNOW--- I LOVE YOUR PHOTOS xox

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      Brian Schepart on

      I am pleased that this project was successful. Your artwork is excellent and I enjoy the photos I've seen. If it wasn't for Howard I would never have been introduced to your art. Thanks for this opportunity

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      Harriet Lipson on

      That's terrific news, Billy!


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      Gary Gerani on

      Congrats, my friend! I knew this one was going to happen... Just great.

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