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New Zealand landscape photography prints by Rob Loukotka.

My name is Rob, and I'd like your help to make ten incredible landscape photography prints.

In February 2012, I left my job, friends, and family for one month to live in the New Zealand woods. I slept in a tent (and a lot of hostels), climbed mountains, jumped off cliffs, and drank fresh glacial melt water. Leaving the city to have this kind of adventure was basically the best feeling I've ever had, and I want to share that with you.

I'd like your help to take my photos from this trip and turn them into high-quality prints.

These photos remind me of why I like to explore, and I hope they will inspire you. On your wall, they will remind you that the world is big and worth exploring.

Last year, I used Kickstarter to fund a series of posters, and I liked the experience of working with backers who care about supporting independant art. I hope we can work together to make some extraordinary landscape prints.

The Prints:

The Ice Cave - This retreating glacier moves rapidly, so chilly ice caves like this one form and collapse all the time. By now this cave no longer exists. Franz Josef Glacier, 2012.

Kepler Rock - I started this mountain hike too late, just clearing the treeline at sunset. My late start allowed me to capture this beautiful lighting that most hikers wouldn't see. Kepler Track, Fjordlands National Park, 2012.

The Crevasse - As we stared into this deep, eerie chasm, a girl dropped her iPhone. In 300 years the phone might be found, but the glacier will have ground it into dust. Franz Josef Glacier, 2012.

Kepler Ridge - I climbed a mountain alone all day, surrounded by dense beech forest. I've never been more tired and isolated than I was when finally reaching this clearing. It was absolutely worth it. Kepler Track, Fjordlands National Park, 2012.

Kepler Path - The second day of this hike had winds approaching 50mph. My large backpack acted like a sail, so I was pretty worried I would get blown off narrow paths like this. Kepler Track, Fjordlands National Park, 2012.

Glacial River Mists - Terrible weather meant I couldn't even see the mountain I had come to photograph. But dramatic views like this were possible in the brief seconds I allowed my camera to get wet. Mt. Cook National Park, 2012.

Picton Clouds - The steep mountain faces and notoriously bad weather in this area often create rapidly rolling fog. Picton, Marlborough Sounds, 2012.

The Lonely Mountain - These mountains surround the valley in which the Franz Josef glacier is formed. One of the fastest moving and lowest altitude glaciers in the world. Franz Josef Glacier, 2012.

South Island Horses - New Zealand has no native mammals (except for bats and seals). Mammals didn't evolve on the isolated islands, so animals like these horses were all brought by human settlers. Kaikoura, 2012.

South Island Fields - Much of New Zealand's rich farmland is on the South Island. The blur effect in the foreground is actually motion, as I shot this out of a moving bus.

Print Details:

Multiple Prints: Want two, three, or more photos? Increase your pledge amount in multiples of $25 for each 8x10" photo. Multiples of $50 for each 11x14" photo. Multiples of $75 for each 16x20" photo. (A pledge of $100 would mean four 8x10" photos, or two 11x14" photos, etc.). I will ask you your specific choices via a survey once the project has completed funding. 

Print Sizes: 8x10", 11x14", or 16x20" on Kodak Professional Lustre paper. Signed and numbered by myself on the back. These are unmatted limited edition high-quality prints. They fit in standard frames that you can pick up from any store.

FAQ

  • Want two, three, or more photos? Increase your pledge amount in multiples of $25 for each 8x10" photo. Multiples of $50 for each 11x14" photo. Multiples of $75 for each 16x20" photo. (A pledge of $100 could mean 4 8x10" photos, or 2 11x14" photos, etc.). I will ask you your specific choices via a survey once the project has completed funding.

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  • I will you send you a survey asking you your print choices at the end of the project. This means you will receive a Kickstarter email from me in June. No worries!

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  • If the $2,000 goal is reached, the money will go towards printing, shipping, proofs, and supplies. It will also cover the time I'll have to spend working on this to make sure everything is perfect. Additional money will be saved and put towards future art projects later in the year.

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  • Shipping is included for all prints sent to the United States. Please add $10 to your pledge for international shipments. That means an international 8x10" is $35, an international 11x14" is $60, and an international 16x20" is $85. That includes you Kiwis ;)

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