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Support Camille's BIG CLOUD Project as she sets out to chase storms this summer!
Support Camille's BIG CLOUD Project as she sets out to chase storms this summer!
222 backers pledged $17,506 to help bring this project to life.

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Let's raise $20K! We can do it!
Let's raise $20K! We can do it!

REACH HIGHER!
In less than two days we have reached 100% funding and I am so deeply grateful to everyone who helped make that happen. Which means I can chase for two full weeks this summer. With many days left in the campaign let's rally together and try to and reach some stretch goals!
STRETCH GOAL ONE: ACHIEVED!
Raise an additional $5000.00 (total $11,900.00) in order to fund another full week of chasing! Those that help me reach this goal will all receive not only the reward for their pledge but also a bonus THANK YOU gift of a 5 x 7 printed postcard plus a text message from the chase should we spot a tornado!

STRETCH GOAL TWO:
Raise an additional $9000.00 (total $20,900) in order to fund another full week of chasing with the rental of a Medium format digital camera(makes stunning images... but damn expensive!) Those that help me reach this goal will all receive not only the reward for their pledge but also a bonus THANK YOU gift of a 2-5 x 7 printed postcard plus a text message with a photo from the chase should we spot a tornado!

I know with your help anything is possible. I really would not be able to any of what I do, if people like you did not help me. So a huge whopping Hug to you all!

HOW I BEGAN?

I was named for Hurricane Camille of 1969, is that coincidence?
I began Storm Chasing in 2008. I travel twice a year to the Great Plains of the USA to seek out and capture images of magnificent Super Cell storms and their structures. I seek out these storms of examples of the awesomeness that is our planet with the hopes of creating emotional connections for viewers who may never witness what I document with their own eyes. 

The Blue Eye (V) - Kansas, USA, May 2008
The Blue Eye (V) - Kansas, USA, May 2008

I only take on long term (10 or more years) photographic projects, I am halfway through "The Big Cloud" project. I need your help to make it happen for this summer. The funds will be used to cover travel expenses equipment costs and processing & production costs at the end of July. In the past print sales from other bodies of work were the source of funding. This time I am bringing it more directly to you!


WHY I DO IT?


I was called to photography out of the desire to expose people to the amazing place we get to call our home, I want people to know and love this planet the way that I do.
 
WHAT MAKES IT POSSIBLE?

Looking for Rotation (V) - Kansas, USA, May 2008
Looking for Rotation (V) - Kansas, USA, May 2008

Any help you give would be an INCREDIBLE gesture of support and would serve as encouragement that this work is important, that beauty is important.

Tower Climbing II (v) - Levelland Texas, USA, May 2012
Tower Climbing II (v) - Levelland Texas, USA, May 2012
Trying to Produce (v) 19:34CST Chappell NE, 22 June 2012
Trying to Produce (v) 19:34CST Chappell NE, 22 June 2012

Risks and challenges

Well let's be honest, I am chasing potentially deadly storms that can produce tornados, dangerous hail and "that's all she wrote" lightening strikes, however I chase only with responsible trustworthy individuals and we do not take any unnecessary risks. As I am looking to fund only this year's chase, the possible risk outside of being killed is that for some strange reason there is no weather at all this summer (which can happen), but in my five years of doing this I have always come away with some magnificent images.

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    A HUGE THANK YOU and that amazing feeling you know you've contributed to something wonderful! A Postcard from the road, personally written and sent to you by me! Now go tell everyone you know on twitter and facebook!

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    POSTCARDS: 4 beautifully printed postcards featuring images from the chase (and that amazing feeling etc. etc.) Please pass on the word! Word of mouth is so important! Thanks!!!

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    A TINY HANDMADE BOOK: This tiny book (no larger than 3" x 5") will contain 10 small storm images printed and bound by me! Thank you!!! Don't forget to pass on the word as well! Thank you so much!

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    A TINY HANDMADE BOOK + 4 POSTCARDS! For only $20 more than the last pledge, you will receive the 4 printed postcard set PLUS tiny handmade book. Thank you!!! Your generosity will be regarded forever! Please pass on this tremendous offer to everyone you know!

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    AN 8 x 10" PRINT + A TINY HANDMADE BOOK + 4 POSTCARDS!
    As above PLUS a signed 8x10 archival print from the body of work that I create this summer - this print will only ever be available to Kickstarter pledges in this size and nowhere else!!!! (YOU choose the image!) How cool is that! Plus the satisfaction of knowing that your support helped make the images possible, My gratitude and thanks!

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    AN 10 x 15" PRINT + A TINY HANDMADE BOOK + 4 POSTCARDS! As above PLUS a signed 10x15 archival print from the body of work that I create this summer - this print will only ever be available to Kickstarter pledges in this size and nowhere else!!!! (YOU choose the image!) How cool is that! Plus the satisfaction of knowing that your support helped make the images possible, My gratitude and thanks!

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    AN 11 x 17" PRINT + A TINY HANDMADE BOOK + 4 POSTCARDS! As above PLUS a signed 11x17 archival print from the body of work I create this summer - this print will only ever be available to Kickstarter pledges in this size and nowhere else!!!! (YOU choose the image!) How cool is that! Plus the satisfaction of knowing that your support helped make the images possible, My gratitude and thanks!

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    A SIGNED NUMBERED 20 x 30" PRINT, + A TINY HANDMADE BOOK + 4 POSTCARDS!
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    A SIGNED NUMBERED 32 x 48" PRINT, + A TINY HANDMADE BOOK + 4 POSTCARDS! As above PLUS a signed (from an edition of 5): 32 x 48" archival print from the body of work I create this summer - How cool is that! Plus the satisfaction of knowing that your support helped make the images possible, My gratitude and thanks!

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