NATIVE project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound
$1,092 pledged of $39,000 goal
backers
By Ash Waters
$1,092 pledged of $39,000 goal
backers

About this project

"Passion is something that moves you, without your permission."  

-Ash Waters

Spread the Word!

After you have finished pledging your support, if you would, please share this project with your contacts. An easy way to share is provided above by clicking "Share This Project" link-button-thing-a-ma-jig. 

NATIVE a PHOTO-BOOK by ASH WATERS

This photo-book is dedicated to all Native American Indians and my late step father John D. Ross III Esquire

What inspired me to make "NATIVE"

                                 

Circa 1980 my late step father brought me into the native american culture when he started fighting for their water rights in Idaho. He dedicated his entire law career to the Shoshone/Bannock and Coeur d'Alene Indian tribes. His passion bled into me and thats all it took. 

*For deeper insight on my inspirations, please visit (HERE).

Book Details

Aside from my personal attachment to this book and as a token of appreciation to my late step father for teaching me the way of Mother Earth, I intend to embrace this book as an expression of fine art representing present Native American strength and history. A reminder of where America’s roots come from. A reminder that Natives live strong today. A reminder of the beauty they still embrace. A beauty shown through my interpretation.  

With the minimal goal reached, this photo book is planned to be an 8x12 soft cover with up to 55 pages. If we reach a highly successful finish then we will produce a hard covered book with a 16:9 ratio for a cinematic feel. Since this is an unusual aspect for publishing and will increase the cost. There will be up to 100 pages. The working title is "Native" by Ash Waters. The pages will consist of authentic members from different tribes and the locations will be in their home land. Be it California, Idaho or Florida. There will be info pages of each tribe and territory as well as an educational fact or note. *Subject to change.

 LIKE "NATIVE" ON FACEBOOK

Attachments

Attached to this project as a model and partner is Native American Celebrity, Rick Mora from Southern California. Rick is equally passionate about making this Photo-Book. Rick's heart is right where it needs to be in life and I'm blessed to have him on board. 

CLICK FOR RICK MORA WEBSITE
CLICK FOR RICK MORA WEBSITE

Kiana Valdo is one of the Acoma Rain Dancers of New Mexico. She along with other's will be modeling for the book.

BACKING

I need your pledge to fund the production of the rest of this book.

I'm requesting your financial support to cover everything from a back up camera, lens rentals, animal rental, props, wardrobe, transportation including air, hotel, food, location fees, makeup artists, wardrobe artist, publishing, marketing, rewards, book launch exhibition with materials. 

Please note that if you feel passionate about this project and are unable to participate by pledge, you may help spread the word by forwarding this link (NATIVE-KICKSTARTER) by copy and pasting it. Or by clicking on "Share This Project" below the video.

What happens should I reach a much higher goal than 35k?

The more money that's backed from KICKSTARTER will benefit the quality of book, print, size, quantity and material. 

Distribution/Publishing

Planning for nation-wide distribution in as many Indian casinos as possible. Hoping for future mass publishing as well. I see the potential for "NATIVE" to be showcased in museums.

PLAN

Rick and I will journey to bring you the vision of indigenous people from all across the nation. Finish post-production and release.

 Tribal articles are already being written about this journey and our book "NATIVE". That's pretty EXCITING!!!

BLOG

 I will be blogging this expedition while on the road and you can follow me here (BLOG) exclusively for KICKSTARTER pledgers only.  Password will be sent via email to all pledgers for your all exclusive blog content with active commenting. 

***If we reach a golden goal then production will be moved back. Not far but enough to allocate ample time.

Rewards 

*REWARDS DO NOT ACCUMULATE THROUGH EACH TIER.

 *1+1 invites do not include travel or hotel accommodations, they are invites only.

*Book Release Party is a luxury that will take place if we surpass our goal.

Special-Edition Book

· Printed in an edition equal to the number of contributions received at the $499 level and higher.
· Available only to people who support this project through Kickstarter
· Behind the scene pictures.

Limited-Edition Photographs (from the "NATIVE" series)

· Printed in an edition equal to the number of contributions received at the $499 level and higher. 

$499 Level

$975 Level 

Risks and challenges

The risks and challenges when publishing a photobook include the possibility of delay.

I have over a decade of experience in the entertainment industry and have dealt with talent and producers as well as the countless array of issues that frequent the business.

With your generous support this book will be published on time and your rewards sent in a timely manner.

All backers will be notified of current events through the completion of the project via the exclusive KICKSTARTER pledgers only blog.

WE thank you from the spirit of my existence.

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support this project

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    A thank you and a 4x6 size digital download picture from "NATIVE".

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    4 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge $25 or more About $25

    A 10x20 and a 4x6 size digital download pictures from "NATIVE".

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    1 backer
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge $59 or more About $59

    An E-BOOK, 1 8x10 and 2 4x6 size digital download images from the series "NATIVE".
    *1+1 invite to the book launch in southern California.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge $99 or more About $99

    A signed copy of the photo-book "NATIVE", a 10x20 and (5) 4x6 size digital download images from the series "NATIVE", and acknowledgment inside the photo-book "NATIVE". Also a *1+1 invite to the book launch in southern California.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    2 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge $199 or more About $199

    A signed copy of the photo-book "NATIVE", an E-BOOK, acknowledgment inside the photo-book "NATIVE" and 2 10x20 size digital download images from the NATIVE series. Also a *1+1 invite to the book launch in southern California.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Select this reward

    Pledge $299 or more About $299

    A signed copy of the photo-book "NATIVE", an E-BOOK, 1 signed 16x20-inch luster print from the "NATIVE" series, 2 10x20 size digital download images from the NATIVE series, acknowledgment inside the photo-book "NATIVE" and a *1+1 invite to the book launch in southern California.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    1 backer
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  7. Select this reward

    Pledge $499 or more About $499

    Receive a signed copy of the special edition photo-book "NATIVE", an E-BOOK, 1 signed 20X30-inch luster print from the "NATIVE" series, 2 10x20 size and 1 30x40 size digital image download from the NATIVE series, acknowledgment inside the photo-book "NATIVE" and a *1+1 invite to the book launch in southern California.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 1 backer
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  8. Select this reward

    Pledge $975 or more About $975

    Receive 3 signed copy of the special edition photo-book "NATIVE", an E-BOOK, 1 signed special edition 20x40-inch luster print, from the "NATIVE" series, numbered in an edition of 20, 2 10x20 size digital download images from NATIVE series, acknowledgment inside the photo-book "NATIVE", and a *1+1 invite to the book launch in southern California.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  9. Select this reward

    Pledge $5,000 or more About $5,000

    Receive 5 signed copies of the special edition photo-book "NATIVE", 10 E-BOOKS 2 signed special edition 20x40-inch luster prints from the "NATIVE" series, numbered in an edition of 10, (5) 20x40 size digital download images from NATIVE the series, acknowledgment inside the photo-book "NATIVE", and a *1+1 invite to the book launch in southern California. Dinner with Rick Mora and Myself.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  10. Select this reward

    Pledge $10,000 About $10,000

    Receive 10 signed copies of the special edition photo-book "NATIVE", 10 E-BOOKS, 4 signed special edition 20X40-inch prints and (10) 20x40 size digital download images from the NATIVE series, special acknowledgment inside the photo-book "NATIVE"(May Remain Silent), 1+1 invite to the book launch in southern California, 2 round trip tickets plus 2 nights in upscale hotel in Hollywood, CA. Drive to launch party in style with Limo Service. Dinner with Rick Mora and Myself. *Do NOT pledge unless goal is $50k or above.(Reward is transferrable)

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (33 days)