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THIS VIDEO TELLS MY STORY:
When I first heard about this magical place, I had to go. Little did I know that it would take 3 attempts and multiple tragic events before I set foot on the path. After recovering from a serious injury, I was finally blessed with the opportunity to trek the 11 beautifully challenging miles. At the end lies a majestic valley with an energy that fuels your soul. The Valley heals and continues to mend my body and soul every time.
What started as an adventure of personal triumph turned into a body of work that continues to inspire me along with those who have been there, those who wish to go, and those who face challenges and need to know that anything is possible. There is beauty in the world that makes every step forward worth it.
I have traveled all over the world yet have never felt an energy like the one I do when I am here. Over the last 3 1/2 years, I have returned to this valley seven times and plan on returning many more.
INTO THE VALLEY is a journey that takes you to a sacred, ancient, breathtaking valley where you are placed in the moment, connected to everything around you.
In Tune. In Touch. In Truth.
These images embody a space where we can truly BE. A place where cell phones and internet are left behind. Where worries and obligations fall away and your inner child is free to roam.
Well over 3 years and plenty of my own money was invested in the creation of this project. I personally designed the entire layout and drafted three physical copies of the book. I am committed to self-publishing and have faith in its success. The only thing remaining is the final edit of images taken last month and the addition of a few more pages.
Printing and binding a high quality large photo book is an investment for sure; a worthwhile one. The goal is exactly what I need to cover Kickstarter fees, get the books bound, shipped to me, and packaged for you. With enough pre-orders and love from ya'll, we can make this book available for all while simultaneously launching my art career.
As my parents can attest, I have been an artist since the day a crayon was placed in my little fingers. Despite my fathers wishes, I went to college with the sole purpose of a Fine Arts degree. He was proud when I graduated 5 years later with the burning desire to establish myself as a successful artist. That flame has carried me to this moment, 15 years later, on the precipice of fulfilling my dream. All it takes is a little nudge from you to make this dream a reality.
Your PLEDGES push me to the finish line! For your awesomeness, you can choose from many REWARD options.
The BEST way to support is to get the BOOK!
INTO THE VALLEY: Where Everything is Connected will not be available for digital download. There is no comparison to a beautiful printed hardcover book on photo quality paper. Nor will I make a smaller softcover option. I've made 3 softcover drafts over the past couple of years.... and then I paid $160 to have ONE large hardcover with thick deluxe paper made. HOLY COW! What a difference!!!
Two advantages to preordering the book by JULY 30th:
EARLY BIRD $55 (only 100 available!)
$65 KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE ($80 retail)
- 12x10 HARDCOVER
- 128 pages of photographs including quotes from souls deeply impacted by the Valley and my own personal story of trials and tribulations making it to the Valley and how the Valley healed me.
- Printed on HIGH QUALITY, heavy weight paper with spot varnish on each image
Most images on this project page are offered in some way through REWARDS! First edition, MATTED AND FRAMED versions of one the following 5 panoramics:
Thank you SO much for your support!!! MAHALO! xo
For other ways to support and to learn more about Jamie VanBuhler, go to: www.jvanbuhler.com
Risks and challenges
The risk is very low. If I don't reach the funding goal, then your credit card is not charged. If I reach the goal, then it is just a matter of printing the books and distributing them. Estimated delivery would be by Christmas this year. I am using a reputable printing company based out of San Francisco and will be ready to print the first run of books once I hit my goal!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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