Thank you everyone for all the support! My stretch goal is simple: print more calendars! That's it. All I want to do is print as many calendars as I can. I want to get these into the hands of anyone and everyone whom'd appreciate them!
Update: Meet Miss October
I finally finished my last photo shoot for the calendar series at the beautiful Flume Bridge in the Franconia Notch State Park. Take a gander at Miss October!
Update: Meet Miss March
So, I got my next shoot all scheduled, and I'm currently working on the the title for the calendar cover. It's been a little over a week, and the response has been great! With that in mind, I thought I'd have y'all meet Miss March!
Update: International Shipping
I didn't think I'd get that much interest outside of the US for the calendar but over the last week, to my pleasant surprise, I've gotten a number of messages from potential backers outside the US! Since a copy of the calendar is the most popular option, I've added two new rewards. 1 copy of the calendar for any Canadian backers which charges an additional $5 for shipping, and 1 copy for any international backers outside of the US and Canada for an additional $10 for shipping.
If any international backers would like some other reward shipped to them, please message me and we will work something out.
I'm Andre Rosa, artist and software engineer working out of Manchester, NH. My underlying philosophy, since I can remember, has always been to explore and create. This is the only way I've been able to make sense of life. I graduated from the University of Southern California with a B.S. in Computer Science and a minor in Animation. This calendar series is my first large project since graduating.
Last summer, I made a joke to a friend of mine. I said, "I've discovered the culture of New Hampshire. It's two things. Covered bridges; and drag queens." He replied, "You should make a calendar." That idea struck directly to my heart. I needed to do it.
Since last September, I've been photographing drag queens next to covered bridges across the state of New Hampshire. I've had an amazing, challenging time working on this, and after a year, want to see my work finally come to fruition as a calendar.
What I Still Need To Do
- I'm collaborating with another artist to design the title for this calendar. I don't just want to use some regular ol' font, silly.
- I'm working with another photographer to help me finish color correcting the photos.
- Still got one more shoot to do. [I’ve finished a shoot already by the time I released this campaign]
- Finally, send it off to the printers.
What Your Money Does
While, I'm using my own time and expenses for most of the final tasks, printing the calendars is the most important expense. And that's where your contribution comes in. Your contribution does two things
- Gets these calendars printed!
- Tells me people really want these!
My goal of $3500 will allow me to:
- Print 2,000 copies of 11 x 8.5 calendars
- Pay the Kickstarter and Amazon Payment fees
Ordering Multiple Calendars?
If you'd like to purchase additional calendars, simply increase your pledge by $20 for each additional calendar you want.
Meet Some of the Girls
I don't want to share all the photographs until they are all finished. But here's a sample of what to expect from my calendar, in various stages of completion.
[The owners of Clark's Trading Post Bridge, the only covered bridge with a railroad in New Hampshire, refused to be a part of this series due to its content]
[The owners of Bartlett Bridge refused to be a part of this series due to its content]
Risks and challenges
One risk is my final photo shoot, as it is time sensitive, but I'm hiring an additional model, as a backup, in case anything goes wrong. The major risk is time. So far, though, all tasks are on track to finish. And I feel I've given myself enough buffer room to release the calendar by October 25th.
This is a year's work. Whatever it takes, it's happening, baby!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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