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Lynn HackingBy Lynn Hacking
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Lynn HackingBy Lynn Hacking
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$390
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The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, August 20 2012 8:11 PM UTC +00:00

About

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This project is about ART!

Each photograph in the "LIGHTCATCHER MUSE" collection has its own name and a story to tell. And a life of its own. They are counting on me to tell their stories...

THEY ARE MY MUSE

WE ARE PRODUCING A GALLERY SHOW OF FINE QUALITY HAND CRAFTED PRINTS, A DESIGNER QUALITY TABLE TOP BOOK AND A SERIES OF GREETING CARDS AND POSTCARDS FROM THE COLLECTION – ALL OF WHICH YOU CAN OWN.

Lightcatcher Muse Rewards Galleries

Subjects include:

TRAVELER · NUDES · OBJETS D'ART · FLORA

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TRAVELER

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MY STORY

My name is Lynn and I’ve been in the business of photography for over 30 years. I learned my skills on the job, working in New York, Paris and Los Angeles as a make-up artist, assistant and darkroom tech for some of the best known photographers in the world, including Avedon, Hans Feurer and Helmut Newton, to name a few – they were my teachers and my job was my school – that's how I became a professional photographer.

I usually get hired to shoot mundane images for everyday layouts for clients to sell their wares, including fashion items, travel locations, accessories and products – I've photographed fashion, celebrities, advertisements, boutique hotels, even real estate architecture.

I've been capturing and collecting artistic images of interesting people, places and things from all over the world, usually while on location assignments. I shot the images for this collection after the work-for-hire was completed.

 I use my own time to find the soul of a location to photograph my images in a highly artistic manner. It is my passion...

IT IS MY ART

DEATH BECOMES HER

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I’ve amassed a collection of artistic images, like the ones shown here, over the past three decades. I cannot stop. I will not stop and I’d like to produce more. Many more...

THE PROJECT

"Lightcatcher Muse" is a table top book, a gallery show of museum quality Fine Arts prints, in various sizes, suitable for framing, very unique greeting cards with envelopes and high quality postcards – all of which you can own. The proceeds of this drive will fund the cost of the book production and costs associated with the gallery show. We need a minimum of $10,000 to fund this project – the more pledges we receive, the more we can produce and the higher its quality...

THE BOOK

The book is a reality Fine Arts series which will include images from life in the categories of travel, objects of art, tasteful nudes and my personal love of flowers, in both black and white and vivid color – each of which have been carefully prepared for eternal reproduction...

The book, containing all of the selected images is already in its layout stage of production. Each book will be signed by the artist and will make the perfect gift. In the book, alongside each image, is its name and its own unique story, sprinkled with a little humor, including where the image was taken and what was going through my mind as I discovered the image and set about capturing it with "my little black boxes".

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WISDOM

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Custom Bound Collector's Edition

I also have plans to publish a very exclusive, very limited, hand crafted, larger format, designer-quality, custom bound collector's first edition of the book, in either the finest quality imported linen or soft leather. There are no limits as to what rare materials and hand crafting I can use for this larger format, lay flat, first edition of the book. I have examined rare linens which are incredible, fine leathers which look and feel like butter, embossing and special papers. There are also no limits to the cost of such a book. Each will be signed and numbered and I can personalize each at your request. My cost for leather starts at $1000 each and they look exquisite. Your pledges will determine its eventual overall quality and production run. At its minimum these custom bound collector's first editions will be striking.

It's Also About Learning...

There are many people out there with cameras that can capture great images. However, cameras come with an array of lenses, many dials, buttons, settings and controls that most users don't know how to use.

Alongside each photograph, the narrative section accompanying each image will include that image's lighting conditions, what camera I used to get the shot, and the lens and the film or digital settings that I used to capture the photograph – literally, a road map to capturing each image. That way, perhaps you, the reader will be able to use the knowledge and your own equipment to emulate your own unique view of the art that surrounds us...

Here is a sample of a very special image from the series and its own unique story – a detail of how it will be presented in the book...

S T O R M 

My partner and chief muse, Katrina and I were traveling back from a particularly difficult assignment in Europe. On our way back to Los Angeles, we were invited to stop and spend a few days in Miami Beach. We decided that it would be great to decompress a bit on the way home, and to setup a few meetings with potential clients while in South Beach. On the first day back we were severely jet lagged and ended up laying out in the sun. I fell asleep on the beach. Never a good idea. The rumbling sound of thunder roused me and I shook off the jet lag long enough to pop open one bleary eye. This image is exactly what confronted me. It was sunny on the beach and dark and stormy out to sea. The ocean was stirred up and its color went icy green. A sailboat was at full speed, racing for shelter. I reached into my bag and lifted out a camera and popped off a single frame, then collapsed back, into the heavy gravity of three weeks of work, three rum punches and three thousand miles of time zone travel. This powerful image is the result – a photograph of a sailboat near the horizon, running for its life to beat the imminent raging sea storm. Of the few who have seen it, all are captivated at the story it tells and the story of how I photographed it. To this day, I am truly amazed that I was able to capture this image in a single frame.

I used a Nikon D200 digital camera - sensitivity set to ASA 200 - lens was a 60mm micro set at f/4.5 – shutter speed 1/650 second. I had a polarizer affixed to the lens, which acts like a pair of sunglasses to cut the blinding glare. There is very little Photoshop manipulation done to this image, aside from adjusting contrast and brightness and bumping up the color saturation to the point where the image in the camera matched the one in my head.

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THE GALLERY QUALITY PRINTS

We will also produce a gallery showing to accompany and launch the release of the book. Each print that we produce for the show – and for you to own, will be painstakingly reproduced and hand-crafted (not merely fed into a machine), on museum quality papers that I have selected, or, for slightly more, you can choose to have your image printed onto artist's canvas like the one below. We plan on only producing a set number of each image, in relation to the number of pre-orders and I will personally sign and number each one. Prints like these often sell for thousands of dollars.

"WISDOM" custom printed in sepia tone on canvas – signed and numbered

Print Sizes:

8"x10" – 11"x14" – 20"x24" – 24"x36" (refers to longer aspect of image)

THE GREETING CARDS AND POSTCARDS

We will also select six of the images to be reproduced as the highest quality 5"x7" greeting cards with envelopes – and six images to be carefully reproduced as 4"x6" postcards.

HOW THE FUNDS FROM YOUR PLEDGES WILL BE USED

The proceeds of this campaign will be used to produce a hardcover, limited edition table top book – and a separate, very special, very limited run, designer quality, finest linen or leather-bound first edition of the book.

Your pledges will also help to produce the signed and numbered limited production custom gallery prints of selected images – for you to own and for a gallery showing in Los Angeles – perhaps beyond – to officially launch my career as a Fine Arts Photographer. Your pledges will help to determine the quantity of our production run.

What we are producing are images that we can see adorning our own walls – images that our immediate sphere have lovingly admired throughout my career. This is an eclectic collection of fine art that has never been produced.



I have already spent thousands of dollars and countless hours, on equipment purchases, production and layout. I need your pre-orders to complete this project in its most elegant form to produce the books and gallery prints. The more funds we raise, the higher the quality and the more I can produce.



You can own your own copy of the book and any of the limited production, signed and numbered prints. We hope you like the sample of images from the collection and will choose a reward to support us.

KICK START A CAREER

Your funding will therefore support The Arts. Upon completion, this project will literally "kick start" my new career as a dedicated Fine Arts Photographer.

The images are production ready. The book and card layouts have already begun...

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ARMOUR COUTURE

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REWARDS

I firmly believe that anyone who helps to fund our project deserves to receive something classy and tangible, personalized by me, in return...



We all know what it costs to purchase a superior quality Fine Arts photography book, a high quality greeting card or postcard that speaks to you. I am asking  for the equivalent for what we are producing here. You will not be disappointed with what you receive as rewards.

In the case of my limited edition series, I am asking for a bit more, in return for something that only a few will have a chance to own. They will surely be worth much more some day. We will “break the molds” for these limited edition, leather-bound books. Series prints will only be produced in limited quantity in keeping with the numbers of pre-orders, not to exceed a set amount and each will be signed and numbered by me, the artist.

TO VIEW AND SELECT THE IMAGES FOR PRINTS, GREETING CARDS AND POSTCARDS:

A complete catalog of the "Gallery Prints", "Greeting Cards" and "Postcards" which you can choose as pledges can be found on their own web pages by following this link:

Lightcatcher Muse Rewards Galleries

INSTRUCTIONS:

When you get to the web page, click on: "Gallery Prints", "Greeting Cards" or "Postcards". You will see the images we have chosen and its name in the caption.

Carefully examine the pledge rewards and take the time to choose your own print(s), greeting card(s) and postcard(s) from the series, all of which will evoke a feeling and become an heirloom – and the book containing the entire collection of photographs and their stories. You choose. They will be worth much more some day... when I cannot produce any more works of art...

Please, forward this project to all of your friends, family, facebook friends, twitter followers, etc. Even if you choose not to pledge, we need your support. Help us go viral by spreading the word across all social network platforms. This is how it works. We greatly appreciate your support.

Thank you so very much in advance,

Lynn & Kat

Need something photographed?

Contact us by email at: info@lightcatcherfilm.com

Visit us anytime at: www.lightcatcherfilm.com

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

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    A HANDWRITTEN "THANK YOU" POSTCARD sent to you directly from the artist on a custom designed collectable 4"x6" postcard from the series. Please spread the word to all of your friends, by sharing this project on facebook, twitter and every social media you know – help us support The Arts!

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    TWO POSTCARDS. Two custom-designed 4”x6” Postcards of your choice from the series – plus a handwritten “Thank You” sent to you directly from the artist. We need your support, so please tell your friends about "Lighcatcher Muse" via every social media you frequent!

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    THREE GREETING CARDS. Three custom designed 5"x7" Greeting Cards (with envelopes), of your choice from the series – plus a handwritten "Thank You" sent to you directly from the artist. Please help us to go viral via social media, including facebook, twitter or whatever social media you frequent!

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    AN E-BOOK "LIGHTCATCHER MUSE". For those of you in the digital era, you'll receive a digital copy of the book, optimized for iPad and other devices – plus a greeting card and a postcard from the series and a personally handwritten "Thank You" sent to you directly from the artist. Please help us spread the word by posting us on your social network sites.

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    SIX GREETING CARDS + THREE POSTCARDS + THE E-BOOK. The entire collection of all six 5"x7" Greeting Cards (with envelopes), plus three 4"x6" Postcards of your choice from the series, plus you'll get the digital copy of the book "Lightcatcher Muse" – and a handwritten "Thank You" sent to you directly from the artist. Don't forget to help spread the word to all of your friends and family via social networks!

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    TWELVE GREETING CARDS + SIX POSTCARDS + THE E-BOOK. The entire collection of all six 5"x7" Greeting Cards (x2 each) (with envelopes), plus the entire collection of all six 4"x6" Postcards – plus you'll get the digital copy of the book – and a handwritten "Thank You" sent to you directly from the artist. The perfect way to collect and share your love of Art. We would greatly appreciate it if you would help us go viral, via all of your favorite social media sites!

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    THE BOOK "LIGHTCATCHER MUSE". You'll get the carefully crafted, limited run hard cover, table top book (with jacket) containing all of the images from the series. Each book is personally signed – and you'll receive a handwritten "Thank You" sent to you directly from the artist. Makes the perfect gift. Please help us spread the word about this project via the social media site of your choice – we need your help to spread the word about "Lightcatcher Muse"!

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    AN 8"x10" PRINT OF YOUR CHOICE + THE E-BOOK. – Your very own, hand crafted, signed and numbered print from the series (suitable for framing), either on Metal Glossy Stock (chosen for the color images) or Museo Max Matte (chosen for the black and white & sepia images), or you can choose to have the image of your choice printed directly onto canvas for an additional $25 – plus a digital copy of the book – and a handwritten "Thank You" sent directly to you from the artist. Several images of this size, framed and displayed together makes a lasting impression. Please help to spread word of this project to all your connections and watch us grow!

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    AN 11"x14" PRINT OF YOUR CHOICE + THE E-BOOK. Our most popular image size. A hand crafted, signed and numbered 11"x14" print from the series (suitable for framing), stunning at 14" high (or wide), either on Metal Glossy Stock (chosen for the color images) or Museo Max Matte (chosen for the black and white & sepia images), or you can choose to have your image printed directly onto canvas for an additional $35 – plus a digital copy of the book "Lightcatcher Muse" – and a handwritten "Thank You" sent directly to you from the artist. Don't forget, we need your support – so please direct your friends and family to this project, via an email, or your favorite social media site!

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    A 20"x24" PRINT OF YOUR CHOICE + AN E-BOOK. A larger print. Select a hand crafted signed and numbered 20"x24"print from the series (suitable for framing), as a eye catching larger sized, 24" high (or wide) print, on Metal Glossy Stock (chosen for the color images) or Museo Max Matte (chosen for the black and white & sepia images), or you can choose to have the image of your choice printed directly onto canvas for an additional $50 – and you'll get a digital copy of the book "Lightcatcher Muse" – and a handwritten "Thank You" sent directly to you from the artist. We need your support – so don't forget to "Like" us on facebook and tell your friends and family about this project via email or on your favorite social media site

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    A 24"x36" PRINT OF YOUR CHOICE + AN E-BOOK. Our largest print! This even larger sized print is a serious eye catcher and will light up the room! Your choice of a hand crafted signed and numbered 24"x36" print from the series (suitable for framing), as a stunning, room filling 36" high (or wide) print, on Metal Glossy Stock (chosen for the color images) or Museo Max Matte (chosen for the black and white & sepia images), or you can choose to have any image printed directly onto canvas for an additional $50 – plus you'll get a digital copy of the book – plus a handwritten "Thank You" sent directly to you from the artist. Order as many images as you like – they look incredible when framed and displayed together and they all make serious gifts. Please help us to support The Arts by helping us to go viral – inform your friends and family about "Lightcatcher Muse" by sending an email, or via your favorite social media sites like Twitter, facebook or whatever site you like the most!

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    TWO 11"x14" PRINTS + THE BOOK "LIGHTCATCHER MUSE". You'll get the book (with jacket) – personally signed by the artist – plus TWO hand crafted, signed and numbered 11"x14" prints of your choice from the series (suitable for framing), either on Metal Glossy Stock (chosen for the color images) or Museo Max Matte (chosen for the black and white & sepia images), or you can choose to have the images of your choice printed directly onto canvas for an additional $50 (for both) – plus a handwritten "Thank You" sent directly to you from the artist. This set makes a great gift and a great value and you'll have the book and two prints to display or give as gifts. Just a reminder – please spread the word about this project to all of your contacts via social media!

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    TWO 20"x24" PRINTS + THE BOOK "LIGHTCATCHER MUSE". You'll get the book (with jacket) – personally signed by the artist – plus TWO hand crafted, signed and numbered 20"x24" prints from the series (suitable for framing), each captivating at 24" high (or wide), on either Metal Glossy Stock (chosen for the color images) or Museo Max Matte (chosen for the black and white & sepia images), or you can choose to have the images of your choice printed directly onto canvas for an additional $75 (for both) – plus a handwritten "Thank You" sent directly to you from the artist. This larger print set plus the book makes a perfect gift for you! Thank you for supporting The Arts!

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    TWO 24"x36" PRINTS + THE BOOK + TWELVE GREETING CARDS & TWELVE POSTCARDS. You'll get the book (with jacket), personally signed by the artist – plus TWO hand crafted, signed and numbered 24"x36" largest sized prints (suitable for framing), each stunning at 36" high (or wide), on Metal Glossy Stock (chosen for the color images) or Museo Max Matte (chosen for the black and white & sepia images), or you can choose to have the images of your choice printed directly onto canvas for an additional $100 (for both) – plus a handwritten "Thank You" sent directly to you from the artist. You and your guests will marvel at these prints – and you'll have the book and all of the greeting cards and postcards to send or collect. Please share this link with your friends and colleagues!

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    THE CUSTOM BOUND COLLECTOR'S FIRST EDITION OF THE BOOK + ONE, ANY SIZED PRINT WE OFFER FROM THE COLLECTION + A DOZEN GREETING CARDS AND A DOZEN POSTCARDS – AND YOUR NAME PRINTED IN THE "PATRONS OF THE ARTS" SECTION OF THE BOOK. For serious Art Patrons, Collectors and Designers. This is the limited run, signed and numbered, collector's first edition of the book and it will feature a custom, larger size, hand-bound in fine linen or leather (neutral color) and will have a "lay flat" feature – plus you will receive a signed and numbered print of your choice from the series, printed on the material of your choice (museum quality paper or canvas as above), in any size we offer up to 24"x36" – plus you'll get the entire collection of Greeting Cards and postcards (x2 each), as a bonus for your generous pledge. Note: I am offering this pledge at cost in the hopes that enough pledges will be made to bring the cost per unit down and greatly increase its quality! The more pledges we receive, the more features and quality I can add. This is a collector's item pledge.

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    A CUSTOM BOUND COLLECTOR'S FIRST EDITION OF THE BOOK + ANY SIZED PRINT WE OFFER FROM THE COLLECTION + ONE DOZEN GREETING CARDS AND ONE DOZEN POSTCARDS – AND YOUR NAME PRINTED IN THE "PATRONS OF THE ARTS" SECTION OF THE BOOK – PLUS DINNER FOR TWO AT A TOP BEVERLY HILLS RESTAURANT. The Patron of the Arts Reward. You will receive everything in the $1500 Reward – the Limited Run, signed and numbered, First Edition of the Book – plus One Signed and Numbered Print of your choice from the series, printed on the material of your choice (museum quality paper or canvas), in any size of your choice (up to 24"x36") – the entire collection of Greeting Cards and Postcards (x2 each) – AND you get a Prixe Fixe Gourmet Dinner for two at a top Beverly Hills Restaurant, with the artist Lynn Hacking and Lightcatcher's Chief Muse, Fashion Model and Spokesperson, Katrina McNeal.

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    TWO CUSTOM BOUND COLLECTOR'S FIRST EDITIONS OF THE BOOK + TWO ANY SIZED PRINTS WE OFFER FROM THE COLLECTION + TWO DOZEN GREETING CARDS AND TWO DOZEN POSTCARDS + YOUR NAME PRINTED IN THE "PATRONS OF THE ARTS" SECTION OF THE BOOK + A DINNER FOR TWO AT A TOP BEVERLY HILLS RESTAURANT. Two Limited Run, signed and numbered, personalized First Editions of the Book – plus Two Signed and Numbered Prints of your choice from the series, printed on the material(s) of your choice (museum quality paper or canvas), in any sizes of your choice – plus you'll get the entire collection of Greeting Cards and Postcards (x4 each) – AND you get a Gourmet Dinner for two at a top Beverly Hills Restaurant, with the artist Lynn Hacking and Lightcatcher's Chief Muse, Fashion Model and Spokesperson, Katrina McNeal. Thank you all so very much for your support!

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Funding period

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