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12x12 Lg book of images & quotes to the question what concept would you bring to a new world to better humanity. Its about community. Read more

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12x12 Lg book of images & quotes to the question what concept would you bring to a new world to better humanity. Its about community.

About this project

Cargo Cult Themed by the Burning Man .ORG

I cover the event photographically. I am at work the entire time. My focus is the art, the artist, the characters that build the city, the burners, the humor the love, family, and the impossible things to dream.  When I saw the man sculpture I was excited to make my own theme for each book I do has a question that is addressed by all the subjects.

This years question:

What one concept would you bring to better humanity to a new world?

I imagined all of us loading into the man and leaving Earth forever more! I love  the show Twillight Zone.  The surreal situations and black and white footage inspired this idea of leaving and wondering what I would bring if I had to leave instantly.  What would be a "GIFT" to a new society?

Filming is done and I am in edit mode daily.  I am posting on Face book and now I will post here more seriously as I want to see this book of many I've made get mass produced so that all of you can buy one for a fair market price rather than print on demand as I have done prior.  Those books are on line now and are too expensive for most folks. If I can get a 1000 people to pre pay/fund the making we all get a big break in price.  FYI - none of my books filmed at Burning Man are marked up.  Those prices are my cost as well so here is the best way to give the public a break.  Pre-buy and we all get it for a lot less.  My books are big and full of amazing tid bits from all the subjects. You can imagine the quotes will vary and you can open it anywhere and pretty much get some sort of literary pondering and a smile.

Currently in edit mode, my tech does the retouching and placements. Vicki Teague-Cooper will be working on the design with me and I will have an editor for all the copy as well. 

I have 60 days to make my goal so here goes, please share with others and help sales so we make goal and can make this book a reality.

I am aiming for April to send to press in China. Give them time to press and I think it takes about 3 weeks on a boat to return to California.  My good friend George Post has proven this with his printer and I am now aligned with that person to make this a reality.  I will sign every book shipped out to you all. 

Very Excited and Please Help this MAKE GOAL.

I need to pay all these people , shipping and handling and the books and keep my utilities on as well.

Were in it to WIN IT.

Blast OFF CARGO Cult

Risks and challenges

My goal is to get you your books and prints asap.
I will send book rate unless you say your in a big hurry!
Prints will be in tubes unless framed.
Larger prints will be tubed and boxed insured.
I pull prints from my printer in NYC so I have a few weeks to turn around once you chose your images.
I always deliver and my personal goal is to make it so before the next Burning Man event.
Any questions or issues let me know.
KS says you can pre-buy a limit of ten books so if you want to donate more and get the limit instead of prints that is fine too.

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    CAMO hat with karen kuehn Photography logo
    This hat is based on camo style available at the time of order. This is a strap back and the CAMO may vary but I tend to look more toward the blueh green hues than brown.

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    KARMA HAT comes in black and white till we run out. I am particular about my hats so I will be getting one that has structure low profile and full in the back

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    HOODIE Good Karma - Wear your Karma for pledging to fund this project. Pull over hoodie available in four color choices Grey, White, Black, Yellow. Minimal order of 50 to run. If we don't make our hoodie count you can trade for a book or apply to other rewards.

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    Portrait Shoot on The Playa with ME
    karen kuehn (links posted below)
    I will spend a day at my camp and I will post my location so all pledges will know where to find me.
    You can show up anytime on that day alone or with your partner, I will set up a muslin drop and find the most interesting, soulful, romantic in some cases and others qwerky sides of you. I will try to capture a sweet shot for you. All files will be send to you in Oct. Dress sexy, ware nothing , bring props and just come have fun. Hoping to see many of you there!

    ONE DAY ONLY. Thinking Thursday.
    The exact day and time to be determined 9-5 daylight. Come get in front of my camera.
    Upgrade your face book pics and match and image on social media in general. Get a unique experience with me.
    LOCATION: MY CAMP
    To Be Announced 9-5 day pending funding.

    Possibly be in the next book project if your game but not at all my goal. I want you to feel amazing and special in the session we do.
    SEE YOU THERE

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    Book Autographed and Fine Art Print.
    Original signed print to fit inside book for shipping.
    Choice from a select three. You will vote for the top three with the others that pledged this reward. Prints will be on a fine art paper printed from the digital file. Cargo Cult Images all considered.
    I will send you a pdf to chose after we make goal.

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    Book & 13x19 signed digital print.

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    13 books for price of 12
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    Book & 20x24 unframed signed digital print.

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    Book
    Digital print framed.
    Your choice print signed by artist.
    Must be featured in Cargo Cult images.
    20x24 framed to ship with museum plex simple and elegant as well as archival.
    (Our turn around will be about 60 days from choice of print made.) Book may arrive prior to print framed.)

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    PACKAGE DEAL - Ideal GIFTING item.
    20 books autographed & 20 Edition Print
    Images (same shot) included with a book. Image to be determined with together with you. Image must come from the book. 8x10 art print signed edition.
    Print will be placed upon inside each book with framing suggestion. Prints will be signed and edition especially for you.
    thank you

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