TIGER NOW! or TIGER NEVER!
MY BIGGEST PROJECT YET: CAPTURING AND SHARING THE WILD BENGAL TIGER
F I N E -- A R T -- P H O T O G R A P H E R
Benjamin Walls is at home on the road, thrives on change, and generally lives life outside the proverbial box. Ben is a conservationist, community advocate, and fine art photographer. He’s traveled over a million miles in the past ten years, photographed on every continent except Antarctica, and operates his growing fine art gallery business in downtown Bristol, VA.
Driven by his passion for our natural world, Ben’s artwork has garnered international attention, including 4 international awards and induction in multiple national and international museum exhibits.
Ben is currently expanding his offering of images and retail outlets with the goal of inspiring broad awareness and positive change in the natural world and ultimately using the proceeds of his artwork to fund just that.
Ben credits his independent thought, innate persistence, and keen knack for applicable ideas as his greatest strengths. He is daily changing the way people think about art, photography, and our environment.
W I N N E R -- O F -- F O U R -- I N T E R N A T I O N A L -- A W A R D S
F I N E -- A R T -- EXHIBITS
50 Museums, including:
· The Natural History Museum of London (2006, 2012)
· The Smithsonian (2007, 2008)
GOAL: My goal is to travel to India and capture fine art images of the critically endangered wild Bengal Tiger, and share these images with my expanding audience.
Here’s what’s stacked against the Tiger today:
·Habitat is disappearing. India’s population is exploding. Deforestation and loss of tiger habitat are constant threats.
·Poaching has actually seen a surge in recent years as most tiger body parts are used in Traditional Chinese medicine.
·Tiger numbers are declining. Sadly, the future of this elusive cat is uncertain!
How uncertain? This past July the government of India shocked the world and actually BANNED tiger tourism and CLOSED the Tiger parks of India to ALL visitors!
In October, the Ban was partially lifted, to allow a very limited number of tourists back in the parks. I’m taking this as my window of opportunity… For me, it is quite literally, Tiger Now or Tiger Never!
This is where you come in… I can’t do this majestic cat justice without your backing!
As you might imagine… This is a VERY expensive trip. I work with multiple formats, and specialized equipment that is difficult and expensive to get on location and in just the right position for “The perfect shot”. These challenges and expenses are amplified in a place like India. I need your support to make this challenging trip a reality.
Thank you for your interest and support of this very important project! --Benjamin Walls
R E W A R D S !
By backing this project, you're helping me to achieve a life-long dream! But you're also getting images at never before offered rates. I've built EXCELLENT value into each pledge level, and the retail value of each reward exceeds the pledge amount itself.
DO NOT MISS:
--the $100 8x10 TIGER IMAGE REWARD (HALF RETAIL)
--the $150 10x15 ANY IMAGE REWARD (NEARLY HALF RETAIL)
--the $500 20x30 TIGER IMAGE REWARD (HALF RETAIL)
--the $1200 30x45 TIGER IMAGE REWARD (HALF RETAIL)
PRICES FOR THIS KICKSTARTER PROJECT WILL NOT BE REPEATED.
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Risks and challenges
Honestly, the greatest challenge we face is the overall success of this kickstarter campaign. Plane ticket: Booked! Safari: Booked! Cameras: Check! Backup Equipment: Check! Studio and Employees to create rewards: Check!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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