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Stuart, FL Photography
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Help us keep film & the art of the darkroom alive through this photobook project.

Stuart, FL Photography
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Help us keep film alive.

Like a lot of professional photographers, we're concerned about the future of film. The darkroom, the most important part of the photographic process, is slowly becoming extinct. Yeah, there’s a Walgreens on every corner, but their industrial process doesn’t hold a candle to the art and expertise of the darkroom. Without it the beautiful images captured on film could never live up to their full potential. Because for us it's more than just taking a pretty picture. It's about the process. It's about making art. Each print is a little bit different, like a fingerprint.

Film technology is slowing disappearing due to limited demand in a digital world. Kids growing up today don't even know what film is! We want to change that. We want this photobook to show a younger generation of photographers that the arts of film photography and the dark room are still around and hopefully convince them to keep it that way.

So what will this photobook be exactly? We want to photograph ordinary people and families, make prints in our darkroom to include in the book, and explain the photographic process alongside those photographs. The idea is to demonstrate the beauty of film, the process, and explain what makes it different from digital photography. So it won't just be amazing photographs, it'll be educational too.

What will your pledge be used for? Film, developing and print costs, travel expenses to go on the shoots, and printing of the final photobook. And when you pledge $250, $500, or $1,500 (see rewards list for details), you'll not only be backing us financially, but becoming part of the story, visually.

Through this project we hope to encourage others like us to choose film and become part of a growing movement of new, young photographers who choose to shoot without compromises.

Film has been around for a long time. For over 100 years it has been used to capture some of the most important events in our nation and the world. It's been an extremely important part of our history, now lets make it an important part of our future.

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    Pledge $10 or more

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    You'll receive an awesome "Keep Film Alive" sticker we designed for this project. Adorn your car, water bottle, laptop, whatever! Let people know that film matters. See our project updates for a picture of the sticker!

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    Pledge $25 or more

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    You'll get a "Keep Film Alive" sticker along with a "thank you" postcard printed in our darkroom. The image will be one of our favorites from our photobook shoots.

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    Pledge $50 or more

    0 backers Limited (50 left of 50)

    The "Keep Film Alive" sticker, postcard, and a signed, numbered 5x7 limited edition print made in our darkroom.

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    Pledge $75 or more

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    The "Keep Film Alive" sticker, postcard, and a signed, numbered 8x10 limited edition print made in our darkroom.

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    Pledge $250 or more

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    For those within 30 miles of our home town of Stuart, Florida we'll photograph you individually or you with your family on glorious film on location at a park, beach or downtown area of your choosing! Your portrait will be included in the final photobook of which you will receive a signed copy!

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    Pledge $500 or more

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    For those within 50 miles of our home town of Stuart, Florida we'll photograph you individually or you with your family on glorious film on location at a park, beach or downtown area of your choosing! Your portrait will be included in the final photobook of which you will receive a signed copy and two 8x10's of your choosing from the shoot, printed in our darkroom and signed.

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    Pledge $1,500 or more

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    For those within the continental United States, we'll travel to you, photographing you individually or with your family on glorious film on location at a park, downtown area, beach, in the mountains, woods, wherever it is that you live! Your portrait will be included in the final photobook of which you will receive a signed copy, two 5x7's and four 8x10's of your choosing from the shoot, printed in our darkroom and signed.

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