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I've discovered the culture of New Hampshire. It's two things. Covered bridges; and drag queens. Read more

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This project was successfully funded on October 9, 2013.

I've discovered the culture of New Hampshire. It's two things. Covered bridges; and drag queens.

Andre Rosa
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Stretch Goal

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!

Lexus Dee, Flume Bridge, Lincoln, NH
Lexus Dee, Flume Bridge, Lincoln, NH
 

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!

Ivy League-O'deria, Squam River Bridge, Ashland, NH
Ivy League-O'deria, Squam River Bridge, Ashland, NH

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.

About Me

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.

September, Ambery Alyrt, Fisher Bridge, Wolcott, VT
September, Ambery Alyrt, Fisher Bridge, Wolcott, VT

[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]

August, Laila McQueen, Swift River Bridge, Conway, NH
August, Laila McQueen, Swift River Bridge, Conway, NH

 [The owners of Bartlett Bridge refused to be a part of this series due to its content]

February, Nichol D. Lafontaine and Britney Lynn, Cilleyville Bridge, Andover, NH
February, Nichol D. Lafontaine and Britney Lynn, Cilleyville Bridge, Andover, NH
 

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!

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    110 backers

    (1) copy of the calendar.

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    5 backers

    [CANADA] (1) copy of the calendar.

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    8 backers

    [OUTSIDE US & CANADA] (1) copy of the calendar

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    Pledge $30 or more

    8 backers

    (1) copy of the calendar of the calendar + (1) 8 x 12 Lustre print of your favorite month.

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    13 backers

    (1) copy of the calendar + (1) 8 x 12 Lustre print of your favorite month SIGNED by the drag queen.

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    11 backers

    (1) copy of the calendar + the full set of (12) 4 x 6 postcards.

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    4 backers

    (1) copy of the calendar + the full set of (12) 8 x 12 Lustre prints.

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    1 backer

    (1) copy of the calendar + the full (12) month set of 8 x 12 Lustre prints each SIGNED by that month's drag queen.

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Funding period

- (30 days)