$244
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backers
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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, July 4 2019 2:00 AM UTC +00:00.

$244
pledged of $500pledged of $500 goal
4
backers
14days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, July 4 2019 2:00 AM UTC +00:00.

About

Phase 1: The Kickstart

Too many people have said, "you should sell these." And after walking art fairs and seeing what is out there, I want to give it a go. The initial Kickstarter amount is enough to:

  • Form the LLC (e.g., state filings, insurance, banking)
  • Fulfill all Kickstarter Project Rewards

As soon as we reach the goal, I will filepaperwork for the LLC and, once approved, announce the new name of the company!

Photos

Each reward level is offered as a photo. You get to pick which one you want (except for the lowest tier Thank You cards). Keep scrolling to see your options!

Thank You Card

Americana Still Life No. 2
Americana Still Life No. 2

This barn photo will be used for the Thank You cards for Backers. You can also use it as a choice of 5x7 or 8x10.

5x7 Prints & 5x7 Double-Matted Prints

All 5x7 and 8x10 prints are professionally produced on  Kodak Professional Endura Premier paper with a lustre sheen. It generally takes about a week from when I place the order with the lab to have it delivered to my doorstep. I will then sign, mat and bag each item.

Grey Chicago
Grey Chicago
Idahoan Fields
Idahoan Fields
Last Stop
Last Stop
Winter at Salt Creek
Winter at Salt Creek
Winter on the Fox
Winter on the Fox
Sunrise Chicago
Sunrise Chicago

8x10

Any of the above photos are available as an 8x10 with a double mat. However, please keep in mind that the cropping will be slightly different (more square). Email me if you have a concern.


Metal Print

This is NOT a metallic print. This print is literally printed onto a piece of aluminum 2mm thick and coated with a protective gloss. It will be fitted with a kickstand hanger in the back for desk or wall mounting. Only available in Sunrise Chicago, it will be produced as an 8x12:

Sunrise Chicago (metal print, 8x12)
Sunrise Chicago (metal print, 8x12)

Bonus 1

If we hit $750, I'll post a video update with my gratitude. I'm normally the one behind the camera, not in front of it, so this is basically the equivalent of a digital dunk-tank. At this level of funding, I can fully produce my initial stock of 5x7 photos, mats, bags, etc. and start selling them locally.

Bonus 2

At $1,000, I'll add the names of any backer (if you indicate you want it added) to my website and to the LLC's website when it launches for a minimum of 180 days. I'll come up with some clever tier titles and announce it across my social channels (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest). Every backer will also get a Thank You postcard (but not more than one).

Bonus 3

At  $1,500, I'll unlock holographic labels and Certificates of Authenticity for each matted print and metal print sent to Backers. Normally holographs and certificates will only be used on 11x14 and larger prints, so you'd be getting a very unique and limited reward. Funding me at this level will allow me to stock all 5x7, 8x10 and 11x14 prints, mats and materials needed for the first art show sale. 

Above and beyond

Of course, this is just the Kickstarter. Once we move beyond Bonus 3, I'll be better able to invest in the business with a display tent, display panels, and other equipment needed to run a booth at an art show. 

Risks and challenges

The biggest challenge is getting enough backers to fund the initial goal. Once the goal is hit, the project becomes self-funding and allows me to buy ahead to the next level of inventory. Also, I'm only one person, so order fulfillment will be done on the weekends once the project has closed. Expect your Rewards to arrive in late July.

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    Thank You postcard

    Help fund me and I'll send you a postcard featuring "Americana" (the barn photo) with a hand-written thank you on the back.

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    Signed 5x7 photo

    Get a signed photo mailed to you. Your choice of photo.

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    Signed & matted 5x7 photo

    You will get a 5x7 photo (your choice) with an 8x10 mat and backing board. Will be packaged in a clear bag and shipped via USPS in a bubble mailer or similar pouch.

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    2 signed & matted, 5x7 photos (you pick)

    Pick two photos. Consider this a buy one, get one 1/2 off deal. You will get two 5x7 photos, each mounted with an 8x10 mat with backing board. Each will be packaged in a clear bag and shipped together via USPS in a bubble mailer or similar pouch.

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    Signed 8x10 print in an 11x14 mat

    Pick one photo that will be signed and placed in an 11x14 mat. Depending on how quickly the campaign is fulfilled, this item could ship in July. However, mats, prints, bags and other elements of this item have not yet been ordered and may take a few extra weeks to arrive (hence the hedge with an August shipping date).

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    Limed edition metal print

    Snag a stunning 8x12 version of "Sunrise Chicago" on a unique aluminum media. Comes with a built-in kickstand for display on a tabletop or wall mounting.

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    Get it all

    Save $23 when you buy "Get It All" deal! You'll snag the limited-edition 8x12 metal print of "Sunrise Chicago", 1 8x10 print signed and matted; 2 5x7 prints signed and matted (your choice), 1 5x7 signed print unmatted, and a Thank You postcard.

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    • 4x5.5 Thank You postcard
    • One signed, 5x7 print of your choice
    • Two signed, 5x7 prints with 8x10 mats
    • 8x12 signed metal print of "Sunrise Chicago"
    • Signed 8x10 print in an 11x14 mat (your choice)
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    EARLY BIRD "Get it all" Deal

    Save $50 when you buy the early-bird "Get It All" deal! You'll snag the limited-edition 8x12 metal print of "Sunrise Chicago", 1 8x10 print signed and matted; 2 5x7 prints signed and matted (your choice), 1 5x7 signed print unmatted, and a Thank You postcard.

    Includes:
    • 4x5.5 Thank You postcard
    • One signed, 5x7 print of your choice
    • Two signed, 5x7 prints with 8x10 mats
    • 8x12 signed metal print of "Sunrise Chicago"
    • Signed 8x10 print in an 11x14 mat (your choice)
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