Good news and bad news! First off, some of you have done some great work in sharing this with your friends, families, on your Facebook walls, whatever... and as a result I picked up a few new backers. So big thanks to you and those backers!
The bad news: there's only 6 days left to meet my goal, and right now the project is at 37% funded. Not the best place to be in. But I know it's still possible! A small army of helpers could get it done! I know you're out there! Or if just one Not-Miss-Havisham-But-That-Convict-From-Great-Expectations (whoa! TOTAL spoiler on Great Expectations! Sorry everyone!) stepped up and pledged $1000 to me, your humble Pip, then that would work too. :)
So please take a few moments and spread the word, or even just comment here and tell me what I'm doing wrong!
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Hey! Thanks! Like they say, "A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step."
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Ah, nice. I'm gonna put your name in the book, a nice little thank you acknowledgement!
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Cool. How's about, as a reflection of your beneficence, a signed 8x10 print of any single image from the book, plus the book itself in PDF form? You'll find your name in that PDF, by the way, because you're a nice person!
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Wow, good to hear from you! A sad reality of all this is that printing small-run custom books ain't cheap – not if you want them to look any good, anyway. But at this level of contribution, I'm ecstatic to send you a copy. Your name'll be in it. Go ahead, show your friends!
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I owe you a nice juicy thanks. Where I come from, that invariably takes the form of a signed-by-me-special-thanks-edition of a photo book. What can I say? I come from strange peoples.
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Outstanding! Please, accept this gift of a signed-ultra-special-thanks-edition of the book, with your name displayed prominently among the acknowledgements. Additionally, if you'd like, and if you're a person of inimitable taste and dignity, I'd love for you to write your own copy to accompany one of the images, which I will dutifully credit. And I'll give you a bonus copy of the book. Give it to a friend! Break into a stranger's car and leave it there as a nice surprise! (probably you shouldn't actually do that)
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If I was the statue-making sort, I'd inscribe your name in marble. But since I'm not, instead I'll have to offer you exclusive sponsorship of an image of your choice from the book. Plus a signed copy of that book, of course... and hey, about an extra copy to give to a friend?
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You, sir/madam, are a champion among people. I'd love to repay you suitably, but unfortunately all I have to offer is: four signed copies of the book (with super-prominent acknowledgement within), a glorious, large, exclusive, never-to-be-repeated print of one of the images of your choosing. If I happen to control any city parks by the time this project wraps up, I'll see about dedicating it in your honor.
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Where have you been all my life? This is the top-shelf. I'll give you your choice of two rewards. Option A: I'll send you my old broken stuff. Why would you want this? I don't know. Maybe you'd like to pot a plant in an expensive but tragically deceased wide-angle lens! Maybe you'd like to attempt to recover my sensitive personal information from my old laptop (although I suspect you'll be disappointed). Option B: I'll come to wherever YOU are (within reason) and we'll explore whatever silent imposing tombs of industrial decay are around. I'll take photos/video/whatever dedicated personally to you! It'll be fun! You'll promise not to murder me!
- (21 days)