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backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, June 30 2014 11:34 PM UTC +00:00

About

Hello, my name is Anthony Anderson and I have worked as a professional photographer--Odelo T.--for over ten years. 

I am inviting you to give a little of your spare change in support of my forthcoming poetic pictorial books entitled Spare Change.

The purpose of this book is to show the humanity behind homelessness and to raise money to help make a difference. 

I have a cinematic approach to photography and believe that life happens in moments. To me, a photograph is simply capturing a beautiful glimpse of time so that it can last forever. 


And if something lasts forever that means so does its impact. 

My goal is to use my talent to change the lives of others. 

Currently, I plan to bring attention to homelessness through the publication of my debut book, a collection of photographs and poems entitled Spare Change; a Poetic Pictorial. 
Already, I have interviewed quite a few of Chicago's most incredible homeless people who are happy to share their story, and I have officially partnered with a writer/editor whose work has been published by Random House, HarperCollins, Penguin Books, Viking, and more. 

With the additional support of your spare change, I will have the financial backing to acquire the best equipment needed in order to produce the most amazing and timeless images possible. 
Once we have published the book, a substantial amount of earnings from sales will be allocated for charitable contributions to help people truly understand what led others into homeless situations. 

A portion of profits will also be used to help get and keep people off of the streets. 

Risks and challenges

Currently, the main challenge that I am facing with this project is in regard to equipment. Lighting issues and sophistication of camera concerns are affecting my confidence level in terms of this being the beautiful coffee table pictorial that I envision and that publishers will expect from me.

But with the proper funding, I won't face this risk anyhow because that is where the bulk of the funds will be used. WIth your support, I have zero doubt that I will complete this project with great success.

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    A personal thank you letter from me.

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    Donate $10 and be entered into a drawing for an advanced autographed copy of the book. I will post a video of me drawing the winner's name.

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    If you pledge at least $20 worth of spare change, you will be listed in the book as one of the sponsors and also be entered into a drawing for an advanced copy of the book.

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    If you pledge $150 or more, you will receive an autographed copy of the book with a personal thank you for your support.

    In addition to this, your or your organization's name will be listed in the book as one of the sponsors.

    You will also receive an official, limited edition, "Spare Change" t-shirt.

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