About this project
CameraPunk™ - YOUnique Camera accessories
Taking photos is really cool! However, your camera is not. Why would you put all your effort into creating unique, artistic photography with a boring, cookie-cutter camera?
In 2011 I purchased my first DSLR camera, soon to be disheartened at how every single camera looks just like the next. In talking with Trey Ratcliff - a renowned HDR photographer and Steampunk fan- I was thrilled to hear that he had also been seeking a "different look" for his camera.
Although I had been creating Steampunk jewelry for years, it was quite a challenge to figure out how to apply this style to the camera. After some trial and error, the first CameraPunk™ gears were created!!
Since then I've CameraPunked about 20 cameras including my own, and I dream about the day where everyone is walking around with their cameras decked out in unique camera accessories that truly represent the person carrying it.
CameraPunk™ Lens Caps are not only decorative, but highly functional as well!! The chain clips on to the camera, and stops you from ever dropping or losing your lens cap again!!
I currently create each piece by hand, and although I enjoy this hand making process, it's not scalable, and I won't be able to reach as many people as I'd like to.
With your support, I'll be able to:
- Have professional-grade custom leather die cuts made for the most common lens cap sizes (52mm, 55mm, 58mm, 62mm, 67mm, 72mm, 77mm)
- Acquire a Leather Clicker Press / Machine
- Purchase necessary material in bulk: Leather, Hardware, Chain, Lens Caps
- Streamline production to improve efficiency, enabling me to make more people's camera unique
- Have CameraPunk readily available in your favorite boutiques and stores
REWARDS: FREE US SHIPPING WITH ALL REWARDS!!
$5 - A HUGE Thank you!! & Project updates!!
$10 - Digital Portfolio of Momo's photography!!
$18 - CameraPunk™ Lens Motif Necklace!!
$28 - CameraPunk™ LITE!!
$35 - Stainless Steel Hex Nut Ring!!
$38 EARLY BIRD or $45 regular - CameraPunk™ Lens Cap DELUXE!!
$46 Vintage Watch Ring!!
$48 - Stainless Steel Wing Nut Necklace!!
$58 EARLY BIRD or $65 regular - CameraPunk™ Lens Cap ULTIMATE!!
$68- Steampunk Earphones!!
$80 - CUSTOM!! Camerapunk™ Lens Cap!!
$85 - CUSTOM!! Leather holder WITH 18 Oz Hydro Flask Water Bottle!!
$90 - Stainless Steel SteamPunk Flask with Leather Holster!!
$95 - CameraPunk™ Leather Camera Strap!!
$100 - LIMITED EDITION!! Trey Ratcliff Lens Cap!!
$125 - CUSTOM!! Leather Lens Cuff!!
$140 - CUSTOM!! Leather Camera Strap!!
$150 - VALUE CameraPunk™ Set!!
$160 - CHRONONAUT!!
$280 - Steampunk LSTN Headphones!!
$325 - CameraPunk™ FULL CUSTOM Set!!
$500 - Custom Lens Cap + Lunch & Photo Walk with Momo!!
What is the current stage of the project?
I will be working with a leather manufacturer with years of experience in creating custom leather die cuts, as well as performing the actual die cutting with a clicker machine. We will be ready to start production as soon as the Kickstarter campaign is complete. Production and delivery will take approximately 4 months:
Week 1-4: Order custom leather die cuts and purchase all the necessary materials such as leather, hardware, chain, and lens caps in bulk
Week 5-12: Production of reward items in the order of earliest delivery date
Week 13-15: Packing and shipping of rewards to backers
Learn More About CameraPunk™
CameraPunk™ on Facebook
Momo Lee on Facebook
Momo's Steampunk jewelry Momotique on Facebook
Trey Ratcliff on www.StuckInCustoms.com
Trey Ratcliff on Google Plus
Risks and challenges
SPREADING THE WORD: I am amazed at how many amazing KickStarter projects are submitted each day!! In order to create the attention and traffic I need for this project to be successful, I plan to reach out to camera / photography /steampunk websites, bloggers, and associations, and also to participate in related conventions and exhibitions to further spread the word. I am thrilled to have Trey Ratcliff and other inspiring photographers fully supporting and believing in this project as well.
CREATING THE REWARDS: Once the funding is in place, my challenge will be to create each reward item in large quantities, all while maintaining the highest quality. I have quality checkpoints at every stage of the process from the leather manufacturing to putting it into the envelope to send to you! I will also be communicating closely with those backers who have pledged for custom pieces, so I can create exactly what they are looking for.
Please feel free to contact me If you have any other questions, concerns, or requests!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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