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Kristy CurrierBy Kristy Currier
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Kristy CurrierBy Kristy Currier
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$466
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backers
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, October 4 2013 9:00 PM UTC +00:00

About

ruin porn (noun):  Photos of abandoned buildings in cities that are busted out down on their luck. (Urban Dictionary)

Detroit has had some hard luck recently and ruin porn photography proliferates in photojournalism and popular photos of the city.  There is much more to the City of Detroit then rundown or abandoned buildings.  I want to show Detroit, my hometown, as the beautiful city it is, full of life and vibrancy.  My goal is to discover new areas of Detroit to photograph and bring a positive image back to the city that has taken a beating over the last few decades to wrap together in a photo book.

Old County Building
Old County Building

By capturing the city at its best, I hope to show people there is more to the city than its financial woes and crime rate.  There are bright and happening places and people living life to the fullest here.

Daisies with the Ren Cen at a Distance
Daisies with the Ren Cen at a Distance

The funding will be spent on a new camera body for more reliable high quality photo taking. Some will also be used for gas money as I drive around the city.  Some will be used for the publishing of the photobook on the positives in Detroit.  The rest of the funds will be spent on editing photos and creating backer rewards.

Risks and challenges

By getting new higher quality camera, I can be more certain that camera malfunctions will be to the minimum and my photos will be professional quality. I will be using Blurb for self publishing the book for rewards and others who want to buy copies.

My biggest challenge is discovering new areas of the city. But with my network of friends, social media and inspiration from the street, I should be able to handle it.

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