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A fine art book capturing the beauty of nature in the Western United States by landscape photographer Cheyne Walls.
A fine art book capturing the beauty of nature in the Western United States by landscape photographer Cheyne Walls.
A fine art book capturing the beauty of nature in the Western United States by landscape photographer Cheyne Walls.
57 backers pledged $13,383 to help bring this project to life.

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Miles From Los Angeles - A Photo Book of the Western U.S.

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Introduction

My name is Cheyne Walls and I am a landscape photographer based in Laguna Beach, CA.

MILES FROM LOS ANGELES is a photography book featuring images locations from the western United States. This book has been in the works for years with an idea of capturing these unique and magnificent landscapes.

Place of Zen : Portland OR - 961 miles from L.A.
Place of Zen : Portland OR - 961 miles from L.A.

All the locations are some of the most incredible in the United States, possibly the world. They are only a day’s drive or, as in the case with Hawaii, an easy flight from Los Angeles. Some of these places are a bit of a long drive, others are very close, but all locations are completely worth the travel. Each photograph in the book gives the location and distance from my starting mark, LAX Airport.

"Lifeguard Tower" Laguna Beach  CA - 52 miles from L.A.
"Lifeguard Tower" Laguna Beach CA - 52 miles from L.A.

The photos you see here are a small sampling of what will be in the book.

"Elysium" Aspen  CO - 918 miles from L.A.
"Elysium" Aspen CO - 918 miles from L.A.
"Awaking" Death Valley National Park  CA - 275 miles from L.A.
"Awaking" Death Valley National Park CA - 275 miles from L.A.
"Yosemite" Yosemite National Park  CA - 284 miles from L.A.
"Yosemite" Yosemite National Park CA - 284 miles from L.A.
"Surf Hut" San Diego  CA - 125 miles from L.A.
"Surf Hut" San Diego CA - 125 miles from L.A.
"Island Spirit" Nā Pali Coast State Park  HI - 2,651 miles from L.A.
"Island Spirit" Nā Pali Coast State Park HI - 2,651 miles from L.A.

All the images are of western U.S - from San Diego, CA to Portland, OR out to Aspen, CO and, one of my favorite locations, Hawaii.

My goal is to get people out in nature. I want my photographs to entice you to go to these locations and experience the beauty of nature for yourself. It’s been a dream of mine to put all my favorite images together in a high-quality book that I can share with friends, art collectors, and other nature enthusiasts. With your support, we can bring this project to life.

Details

  • Hardcover and softcover editions
  • Features over 150 images
  • 9 by 12 inches
  • 128 pages

At the $200 level receive two (2), or at the $375 level receive four (4), open edition prints. You can select your print from over 40 images in my series The Eternal Collection

Measuring 10 by 10 inches, they can fit on any wall spaces or can perform as accent to larger pieces. All are printed on a metallic paper and come face-mounted to a UV protected acrylic sheet.

We will contact you after the Kickstarter campaign ends to confirm your choice of artworks.

Illustration of clam shell case (final may differ slightly)
Illustration of clam shell case (final may differ slightly)

Details

  • Signed hardcover book
  • Limited Edition
  • Custom designed clam shell case
  • Includes certificate of authenticity
 

Details

  • 20 by 60 inch fine art limited edition photograph of "Defiant"
  • Signed Limited Edition of 20 prints (5 sold, 15 available)
  • Includes certificate of authenticity
  • Special Kickstarter price, retail value $2,100

Framing

After printing on a top of the line metallic photographic paper it is left to dry and then cold-press mounted to a piece of optical acrylic. This protects the piece from dust, humidity and UV rays to prevent fading while showcasing the fantastic image quality, with a vibrant clarity of colors and awesome depth of contrast. All are a floating version and comes “Ready to Hang.” 

Delivery

I will personally deliver this photograph to any backer in the Southern California area. Details to be coordinated after the completion of the campaign. For those out of the area, the photograph will be shipped to you and I will post a video to my social media channels thanking you for your support.

Cheyne Walls specializes in panoramic images of the Northern American landscape. Prior to dedicating himself to capturing and printing his fine art photographs, Cheyne worked as an advertising and editorial photographer in the automotive industry. Traveling across the United States and throughout the globe on these photo shoots, he fell in love with the diverse landscapes of the world. 

Cheyne, a southern California native, received a degree from Brooks Institute of Photography. His award-winning photography is part of numerous private and commercial collections worldwide.

You can see more of his work at his website: CheyneWalls.com You can also follow Cheyne on Twitter and Facebook

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Risks and challenges

Most of the challenges involved in creating this book are already behind us. All the photographs have been taken, the design is complete and we have already confirmed a printer to create a high end quality photo book that I am sure you will enjoy. The only challenge that could arise would be potential production delays. Extra time has been given to the delivery schedule in case of any unforeseen delays.

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    $140 CHRISTMAS SPECIAL

    - An exclusive 10 x 10” ready to hang Open Edition Print (valued at $85 each)*
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    - A personalized note from Cheyne with information about Miles from Los Angeles to be delivered in March.

    - Signed Hardcover copy of Miles from Los Angeles

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    $375 HARDCOVER BOOK, 4 PRINTS & NAME

    - Signed Hardcover copy of Miles from Los Angeles

    - Set of four (4) exclusive 10 x 10” ready to hang Open Edition Prints (valued at $85 each)*

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    $1000 HARDCOVER BOOK, LIMITED EDITION PRINT & MORE

    - Limited edition photograph “Defiant” featured on front cover. 20 x 60 inches acrylic framed, ready to hang with certificate of authenticity.

    - Hand delivery by artist for backers in Southern California. For those out of the area, I will post a video to my social media channels thanking you for your support.

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