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.
TRAVELER · NUDES · OBJETS D'ART · FLORA
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
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...
"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 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".
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.
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
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...
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:
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
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