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$250 funds a large set of dynamic, cyberpunk-themed stock photos; multiple poses, actions, props, and lighting set-ups.

Background

Hi. My name is Jade Macalla. I work on different types of video and photography projects, one of which is the creation of photo references for visual artists. (Some folks call these 'stock photos', but I'm not sure that is really what they are.) I tend to concentrate on action-oriented references, sort of like a single frame from an action or fantasy film.

Here are a couple examples of the types of reference/stock photos I create, along with examples of some of the types of artwork that are created using them.

Example No. 1 
Example No. 2 
Example No. 3

Creating these photo refs is one of my favorite things to work on, but due to a very packed schedule I don't get to do it very often. Therefore, when I do work on them I want to make sure that the subjects and the setups are ones that artists might truly find useful.

So I thought what better way to ensure that there is a real interest in a given series of images, and to guarantee the necessary time and resources, than by using Kickstarter. It's a bit of an experiment, but let's see what happens. Here's the pitch... 

The Pitch

If this project gets funded I will create a brand new series of images featuring a Cyberpunk/Sci-Fi character doing all sorts of crazily kinetic things (e.g. leaping, falling, fighting, getting thrown about) photographed from various odd and interesting angles (as well as standard compositions). The core series will consist of 16 images:

  • 4 images - 360 character turnaround; studio with even lighting 
  • 8 images - Exterior, various props, very kinetic, interesting angles 
  • 4 images - Studio, high-contrast lighting, various props, poses & angles 

Here are a few examples of some of the different types of actions, angles, and lighting we will use:

I will post the 16 core images on my deviantART account under a Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial license - so everyone will have access to the core images with which to do any noncommercial thing they like.

Those who help to fund this project will, of course, have access to the 16 core images PLUS at least 16 additional, exclusive images from the series, depending on the donation level. Please see the sidebar for details on all the different rewards. 

Thanks very much for checking this out. If these types of images are useful to you as an artist, here's a great opportunity to have a direct impact on getting some new ones created. Please let me know if you have any questions.

For more examples of the types of reference photographs I create, please visit my gallery at deviantART.

Stretch Goals

Since we have reached out initial funding goal, please see the Updates for information on our Stretch Goals.

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Special thanks to these artist for allowing me to use their work in my examples:

Music track is "Mozart - Clarinet Concerto in A K. 622, II. Adagio" by Jason Weinberger & the WCFSO, made available via CC:BY license

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    Everyone who pledges gets sixteen (16) additional, exclusive images that will not be included in the core series.

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    As above, plus you get EVERY SINGLE image we shoot for this series. Not sure how many that will be (at least 64 images, possibly a great many more). Also, I can't guarantee the quality of all the extra images (sometimes there is motion blur or other impacts), but I CAN guarantee that I will look VERY GOOFY in at least some of them.

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    As above, plus you get a series of 25 images from an entirely different, UNPUBLISHED military-themed series. (I'll post a sample.)

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    SenshiStock Bonus Pack: Get all of the above plus an advance download of the mostly unreleased SenshiStock Shoot 26, now with Real Action!

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    As above, plus you get an 8 x 10 color print of either a cool image made using one of the shots from this Cyberpunk-themed series OR a SenshiStock image signed by SenshiStock. [Please add $3.00 to ship outside the USA.]

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    As above, plus you get a USB thumb drive with EVERY stock image I've ever taken (minus the ones that no longer exist, of course). To put this into perspective, my gallery on dA currently has about 870 stock images. The thumb drive contains over 1,500 stock images. [Please add $3.00 to ship outside the USA.]

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    As above, plus you get to be the Art Director for two (2) of the images in this series. You get to pick the props, poses, actions, and composition. I will give you a call (must have Skype or Google Talk outside the USA) and after we chat about life and coffee for awhile we'll work out the details of the shots. You will be credited as the Art Director on your shots wherever applicable.

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    As above, plus you get to be the Art Director for one (1) of the images from the SenshiStock/Jade shoot in 'pose reference' attire. You get to pick the props, pose, action, and composition (Note: SenshiStock and Jade will need to approve the pose for this one - I'm sure you understand). We will give you a call (must have Skype or Google Talk outside the USA) and after we chat about life and Sailor Moon for awhile we'll work out the details of the shot. You will be credited as the Art Director on your shots wherever applicable.

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