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A collection of more than 80 stunning photographs of the Irish landscape, beautifully presented in a 112 page, hardcover book.
A collection of more than 80 stunning photographs of the Irish landscape, beautifully presented in a 112 page, hardcover book.
A collection of more than 80 stunning photographs of the Irish landscape, beautifully presented in a 112 page, hardcover book.
341 backers pledged $39,383 to help bring this project to life.

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Funding Complete

Once again, thanks to everyone who has backed the project. It's the third most funded photography project in the history of Kickstarter, and that's pretty damn cool.

I'll be posting more updates once the book is printed, and will hopefully have one or two pictures of the printing process for your enjoyment as well.

For those of you who are eligible to receive an acknowledgement in the book (the $250 tier and higher), please get your survey responses back to me as soon as possible as the book will be going to the printers first thing in the morning of July 8th. If I don't have your response by midnight (Irish time) on July 7th, I'll assume you do want the acknowledgement and your name will appear in the book.

Can we hit $40,000? Let's have some fun.

We're less than 90 minutes from the project close and the pledges have been coming thick and fast today.

Thank you all for your support in making this such a huge success. For a bit of fun, and because it's is a nice round number to reach, I'll give a 30x45" unframed print (retails for $745 (€595) in the gallery) to the backer who puts us over $40,000. This will be on top of your selected reward.

If you're an existing backer, you can increase your pledge in the 'manage your pledge' page accessible from the project home page.

Can we make it? Could it be you? I'm staying up past my bedtime to find out!

$35k goal reached & survey forewarning


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New Spreads from the Book

It's been a while since the last update - I've been (and in fact, still am) out running workshops. I want to thank everyone who's backed the project so far - the support it's received is really incredible.

We're into the final straight now, and are well on the way to the $35,000 stretch goal. If we reach this, everyone who has backed at the $50 level and higher will receive an additional "Souvenir" sized 9x6" print on top of their already-selected reward. Please do continue to spread the word!

In the meantime, I thought you'd enjoy a couple of new spreads from the book. These include images made on my most recent workshop which finished just this week. It was a very productive trip for me and I came away with several images I'm very happy with.

Joe Cornish has provided the text of the Foreword, but no peeking! I've blurred it for this sample, you'll have to wait for the book to read it in full =)

The image on the Foreword spread is of a famous abandoned house in the Black Valley in Co. Kerry. Famous with photographers, anyway. It really is the prototypical Irish country scene, and on this particular day we were rewarded with fabulous, fast changing storm light. 

The second image is from the Conor Pass in Dingle, Co. Kerry on a morning where we had a spectacular sunrise.

You're seeing these images here first!

Special Edition Sample, new Stretch Goal

Firstly, I want to let you know that there's a new stretch goal in place: $35,000. If this is reached, as a thank-you to all backers at the $50 level and up, I'll include a signed Souvenir-sized print for no charge on top of your existing reward choice!

I collected the completed sample of the special edition today. The blocks hadn't arrived, so the title lettering is not present, but that will be taken care of in the next week. 

However, I couldn't resist sharing this with you all. I'm very happy with the way it's working out.

The folder behind the book will contain the prints, but will be the same shade of blue as the rest of the book. We need to source the appropriate material for it.

Here's a photograph showing the book and box, complete with a representative set of prints. The exact choice of 5 prints in the portfolio has yet to be made, but may well include those pictured.

I'm particularly happy with the way the canvas print of Slea Head works on the box. This is no mass-produced reproduction, the cover is actually an original print in its own right.

Here's a close-up of the leatherwork on the spine.

I'll be away on a workshop for the next while, but when I get back I'll have more news to share with you.

Thanks again for your continued support of this project. Please do keep spreading the word!