Detroit is not dead. I know this because I've been documenting Detroit's future. I am photographing Detroit's people. Read more
This project was successfully funded on December 31, 2011.
First of all...my thanks to all of you for backing Detroit Portraits as well as sharing this project within your networks. Yesterday morning we were only 20% funded and to be honest I was beginning to doubt whether this thing could be pulled off...but just 36 hours later we now stand at 104% funded with 131 backers! I'm excited beyond words.
I've been getting 2 consistent questions since we became fully funded just 4 hours ago.
What will you do with the additional funds raised over your goal of $6500?
Kickstarter stops taking pledges at 4:15 Saturday afternoon, December 31. I'm not expecting anything too substantial but I've decided to set aside any additional funds I receive towards a potential future small book project consisting of the Detroit Portraits.
I say "potential" right now only because at the moment all I care to focus on is getting to work right away in Detroit and taking the best portraits I can for the next couple of months. If I do that well then other opportunities will arise and I'll deal with that much later in the year. I believe that first things need to come first.
When will you start shooting Detroit Portraits?
I've already scheduled a full day of shoots on Thursday, January 5 and will return as often as I can in January. I can't wait!