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Faces of Places is an ongoing project that celebrates our cultural differences while showcasing our common humanity through photography
31 backers pledged $4,006 to help bring this project to life.

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Faces of Places has been my Passion Project for the past four years. No one pays me to go on these trips, but I have found it my calling to share the beautiful people of this world with you. It all started when I was on an 11 month missions trip that took me to 11 countries in a year. As I journeyed from place to place across different continents and cultures, there was a similarity in the people that I began to notice. I saw that we were all human and created in the same Image. We all have eyes and ears, a mouth and a nose. We all have thoughts and emotions, triumphs and struggles. We all have people we love and want to take care of and we all are trying to survive. I believe this is a powerful message in this day and age when we let petty little arguments separate us. We allow race and color of skin divide us instead of noticing the ways we are so similar. I hope that Faces of Places and flipping through my book can allow us to all become more understanding humans and help us focus on the humanity that we all share and celebrate the cultural differences that make us each unique.

The past year I made it my mission to compare and contrast what it is like to live on an island nation, surrounded and isolated by water. How would that effect people's culture and daily lives. I traveled to islands in the South Pacific, Caribbean, and the Atlantic Ocean. I went to Iceland, Japan, Cuba, Indonesia, and 5 other nations to complete this project. Now it is your turn to go to these places. Flip through the pages of 'Surrounded by the Sea' and meet the people that I met, and see the landscapes that I captured and from the comfort of your living room, explore this beautiful plant that we share with 7 billion other humans. 

Your support is much appreciated as I plan to continue my mission!

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I have already traveled to these countries and designed the book, now I just need the funding to publish this project!

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    Donation

    If you are not able to purchase a book, but still believe in my project and want to be a supporter, this option is for you! Feel free to donate $5 or more that will help cover the costs of publishing these books and further the message of our shared humanity with other readers.

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    5 (8x10) Prints

    Receive 5 (8x10) Portrait Prints from the 'Surrounded by the Sea' series

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    Faces of Places: Surround by the Sea

    This is why you are all here! Pledge $50 and you will receive the 4th installment of my Faces of Places series: 'Surrounded by the Sea'. This edition will take you to over 9 island countries around the world, comparing and contrasting what life is like for these people and cultures that are isolated by water. I can't wait to share this with you! It will be over 180 pages, soft cover book that will have over 180 colorful cultural portraits and over 180 beautiful, awe inspiring landscape shots.

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    Book and Prints

    Receive the newest Faces of Places book along with 5 (8x10) Prints of a few of my favorite portraits from this journey.

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    (4) Faces of Places books

    Buy 3 Get one Free! Perfect if you have a few friends that you want to gift books to or if you want to catch up on a few of the older editions, I can substitute older editions. Please specify which editions you would like!
    Faces of Places (original)
    Faces of Places: Beyond the Silk Road
    Faces of Places: Circle the Sahara
    Faces of Places: Surrounded by the Sea

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