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My new archival pigment photographs. I wish I started years ago and with your support I'll be making them for many years to come!
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After 50 Years of Film Photography It's Time to Change! 

Last year I borrowed a Nikon D7100 Digital camera from my good friend and fellow photographer Ryuijie. After over 50 years of photographing with film in multiple formats I quickly learned what an incredible tool the new cameras are. No need to change film for different situations, the higher sensitivity allowing the use of available light (which has always been my preference), being able to make very large photographs without needing medium or large format cameras and film. But most of all, to see the final image quality the new 10 ink printers can now produce...it's like my early days in a darkroom all over again.

It's no wonder so many of the top fine art photographers today made the move years ago to this medium.  In addition, the art community has accepted the new pigment photographs as seen in auction results in recent years. A few years back a Jock Sturges pigment print sold for $40,000.00 at auction. It's well documented that these newer archival pigment photographs have been tested to last 150-200 years, if not longer.   

My main purpose of this Kickstarter project is to get my new photographs in your hands so you can see the beauty of this (new to me!) process. After the cost of printing the "rewards", I will use any additional funds to upgrade my system to a digital camera and to start scanning some sellect negatives from the last 50+ years to make new archival pigment photographs from them.  

Eva on the Grass, Ft. Ord, Ca, 2019 (#1 JPG)
Eva, Ft. Ord, Ca, 2019 ---- Maggie in Bath, 2019 ---- Sienna,Gilroy, 2019
Maggie with Towel, 2019 ---- Kisa's Legs, 2019 --- Sienna on Bed, Gilroy, 2019
Sura, San Franciscio, 2019 ---- Models Hands, 2019 ---- Eva Laughing, 2019
Kumiko's Hands & Feet, 2019 (#11 JPG)

Risks and challenges

The risks are very minimal for you to receive your reward by the dates set within. This is my eighth Kickstarter project that I've been a part of. As soon as I'm confident the goal will be met I will start production of the rewards. There are no other logistical risks associated with this project at this time.

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    A Big Thank You For Helping Me Out!

    It all adds up and I know some of you might not need another photograph, but still want to help out. This is the reward for you. If you back me with a pledge of $25.00 or more I'll send you thank you note along with a surprise :) Thank you!

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    1 - 11"x14" Archival Pigment Photograph

    You will receive one 11"x14" photograph printed on an Epson P9000 Archival Pigment Printer. Choose one of the eleven images shown.

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    1 - 16"x20" Archival Pigment Photograph

    You will receive one 16"x20" photograph printed on an Epson P9000 Archival Pigment Printer. Choose one of the eleven images shown.

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    5 - 11"x14" Archival Pigment Photographs

    You will receive five 11"x14" photographs printed on an Epson P9000 Archival Pigment Printer. Choose any five - mix or match up to five of the photographs shown.

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    3 - 20"x24" Archival Pigment Photographs

    You will receive three 20"x24" photographs printed on an Epson P9000 Archival Pigment Printer. Choose any three - mix or match up to three of the photographs shown.

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    5 - 16"x20" Archival Pigment Photographs

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    11- 11"x14" Archival Pigment Photographs

    You will receive eleven 11"x14" photographs printed on an Epson P9000 Archival Pigment Printer. Choose any eleven - mix or match up to eleven of the photographs shown.

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    One Day Workshop with Russ & Model

    A One Day Fine Art Nude/Portrait Workshop - You and I will have a 1 on 1 workshop with one of my models in the Monterey area for a 1 day (5-6 hours) personal workshop. Modeling fees and all shooting location costs are included. We will set up the time to work around our schedules over the next year. Travel and lodging expenses are not included.

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    6 - 20"x24" Archival Pigment Photographs

    You will receive six 20"x24" photographs printed on an Epson P9000 Archival Pigment Printer. Choose any three - mix or match up to three of the photographs shown.

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    11- 16"x20" Archival Pigment Photographs

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    20- 16"x20" Archival Pigment Photographs

    The ultimate collection of Russell Levin photography. You will receive twenty 16"x20" photographs printed on an Epson P9000 Archival Pigment Printer. You can choose any of the photographs shown...or over the next year I will email you 5+ images monthly for you to pick from. I will ship in groups of 5 or more at a time.

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