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A photo exhibition of naked self portraits, mixed with pieces of scanned nature, to remind people about the beauty of the natural world
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Hi! I am a photographer working in Hackney Wick, London. I have been given the opportunity to have an exhibition at the amazing Stour Space gallery.

Here I will exhibit a naked self-portrait series mixed with pieces of real nature, with the objective to highlight the beauty of the natural world and inspire people to live WITH nature, instead of taking it for granted and treat it disrespectfully.

I am an introvert, and asking for money on camera is crazy for me. Much more unreal than being naked in pictures. But for me to be able to print the pictures in the size and quality an exhibition like this requires, I have to ask.

So I would like to tell you about Hackney Wick, the exhibition and why “Living WITH nature” is important to me.

Hackney Wick is an ex industrial area next to the Olympic park in east London. The area is known for being one of the areas in the world with most artists per square meter, which gives the area a great sense of community. Almost everyone lives in big cozy warehouses together with other creatives, which is very inspiring.

In Hackney Wick you will find Stour Space Gallery. Stour Space has been listed as a valuable public venue by Tower Hamlets council in London. In addition to a great gallery for the exhibition, it is also a great platform for showing my work to an international art audience who can help me spread my vision.

The exhibition – “Living WITH nature” features two of my greatest loves, freedom and nature.

FREEDOM: Being naked in nature have always made me feel free and relaxed. As a photographer I wanted to capture this feeling of being free in images, so 3 years ago I started taking naked self-portraits on a trip to Alaska and I have been doing it since. 

NATURE: I want to make nature a more important and real element in my work for this exhibition. How? By bringing an element of real nature to the photos. The last three years I have experimented with scanned pieces of nature on top of photographs. This is what I am doing for this exhibition. The result will be a mix of free expressions and fresh, beautiful nature - reflecting my vision AND my aim with the series - to make people care more about nature. I have all the self-portraits and pieces of nature ready, the last thing left to do is the magic scanning. It will be a beautiful body of work and maybe important for the world to see.

I am proud to tell you that I have a bachelor in Fashion Photography from London College of Fashion. Since my graduation last year I have worked on images non-stop. I have gotten series published in printed magazines already! Please have a look on my webpage; www.dinosaraus.com 

As a photographer I am not yet at a stage where I can live off my photography. In order to print 18 pictures in colour and mount them properly I need around £2000. This may sound expensive but this amount will allow me to use real photographic archival prints, professionally mounted. I almost have nothing, so I am asking for 1500 pounds to achieve this goal. If I get more money than the 1500 I will simply be able to give the exhibition more work and larger and better prints.

If I don't get the money - the exhibition will be leveled down to cheaper and smaller prints and the beauty will be gone, at least for me, and also probably for others. I will be sad not being able to do the best out of this opportunity.

Please join me on this mission. Let’s together do a small thing for nature - that hopefully will grow. Anything you give helps. If you can't give, I am thankful if you just share the link. Rewards are everything from a lipstick kiss by post, signed prints with motifs from the exhibition and photo shoot with me! Thanks <3

Hey you can follow me on ->

Instagram.com/dinosaraus_

Facebook.com/dinosaraus

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Volcano Climbing - This is the FIRST public photograph for the exhibition, without the scanned flowers.
Volcano Climbing - This is the FIRST public photograph for the exhibition, without the scanned flowers.
Image for 180 pounds reward - hand embroided t-shirt!
Image for 180 pounds reward - hand embroided t-shirt!
Credit to Synchrodogs for original photography (behind the scanned plants).
Credit to Synchrodogs for original photography (behind the scanned plants).
      

Risks and challenges

The exhibition is happening regardless of whether this campaign is a success or not. If it is a success, I will be able to show the work properly using photographic archival prints, professionally mounted for optimal display. If not I will have to make a budget version, with cheap and small prints, which will not give justice to my work.

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    Super cool, homemade Dinosaraus GIF + a big thank you <$

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    Beautiful Dinosaraus PDF with all the images from the exhibition - to remind you about the beauty of nature or to give you screensavers or.. to have the exhibition for forever ∞

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    "Overfishing"
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    Beautiful Dinosaraus PDF with all the images from the exhibition - to remind you about the beauty of nature or to give you screensavers or.. to have the exhibition for forever + a signed, high quality print with a motif of choice from the exhibition, A3 size!

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    I love hand embroidering Dinosaur t-shirts. I will make one very original t-shirt with a dinosaur motif for one Kickstarter backer. Choose your colour, size and dinosaur; T-rex, Stegosaurus or Scaphognathus! See "project description" for image. Work labour 10 hours (as this will be the third time I have ever embroidered something):P

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    I am your photographer for one day + 1 day retouching 5-10 photos. You are the director. Let's create the shoot of your dreams - with a dinosaur's style <3

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    One of you will receive a print of the FIRST photograph for the exhibition, "Volcano Climbing", without the scanned flowers. This exclusive photograph will be high quality printed in A2 Size with your initials (see "project description" for image).

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    One original work from the exhibition! I will keep one of the 18 pictures on hold for (only) one Kickstarter giver. You? :-* It will be one of the 10 pictures in bigger size. <$igned

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