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I got a solo show at Poem88 during Atlanta Celebrates Photography. But my print sizes are enormous and costly.  Please help!
I got a solo show at Poem88 during Atlanta Celebrates Photography. But my print sizes are enormous and costly. Please help!
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I've been waiting for this opportunity for a while, but never thought it would come so soon.  I have been offered a solo exhibition at Poem88 during Atlanta Celebrates Photography's annual festival in Atlanta, Georgia.  Here is my website with examples of the work.  Problem with this work, is it doesn't really translate well in the digital form, so an exhibition is the only way I can fully realize my vision for the work.

Here's the problem though, the images cost a few hundred dollars a piece to make.  I have been working my butt off (ask anyone I have 3 jobs) to try and save money, but small things keep happening that drain that budget (the landlords are renovating the apartment and we have to move out; medical bills; and other various random expenses).  I've got a little bit left in my budget, but not nearly enough to fill the gallery with all the pieces that I want.  

I figured the show will cost me on the conservative side, $2500.  Like I said I have a little bit left in my savings for the show, so if I can get everyone out there to help me with this, I'll be able to realize the solo exhibition.

This video is from my MFA Thesis Exhibition, Polaroidland.  It shows where I started with this process, using the camera to create some of the abstracted imagery.  Now my process has evolved a bit and I no longer use the camera.  Pledge enough, and you'll get to attend a workshop where I will reveal what my process is now and how you can make your own camera-less images.

A note about pledges and funding: Kickstarter is an all-or-nothing fundraising site, so if my goal is reached (or surpassed) by the deadline, then that's when the pledges get cashed in. But if we fall short of the goal, then all the pledges get cancelled and I don't get a penny.  So it's important to pledge here if you want to donate, rather than giving me any money directly.

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    Pledge $1 or more About $1.00

    You get my eternal thanks and the pleasure of giving, also updates on my project and exclusive links to the status of the show. And if you come to the show, you will get a giant hug.

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    10 bones gets you a signed show card which will have a reproduction of one of my works. Plus the hug at the opening and a good feeling in your soul.

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    Pledge $25 or more About $25

    For $25, you'll get not only the post card, but also ONE limited edition 4x5 print of my work. And the hug.

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    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    Now it's starting to get really good. Not only will you receive all of the previous rewards, but you'll get an extra 4x5 print. So that's 1 show card (signed) and 2 limited edition 4x5 prints (signed), and the hug.

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    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    Stepping up your pledge, means I'm stepping up what I can offer you. Same as all previous rewards, plus ONE limited edition 8x10 print. Oh yeah, and a private tour at Poem88, where you will receive your hug.

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    Pledge $250 or more About $250

    Not only will I give you a giant hug a the opening and all the other rewards, but I will be offering a private workshop on how to create all types of camera-less images. So that's 1 show card, 2 4x5s, 1 8x10, a private tour and a workshop!

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    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    You will have a choice between one 16x20 photograph from my regular editions (edition of 20, normally priced around $700) or all the previous prints offered plus an additional 8x10. Additionally, you will be able to attend the workshop and the private tour and numerous hugs.

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