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$2,390
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The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, December 7 2015 1:00 AM UTC +00:00
$2,390
pledged of $6,000pledged of $6,000 goal
29
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, December 7 2015 1:00 AM UTC +00:00

About

The Shutter Steward Story

This campaign will allow me to fully realize Shutter Steward, a photography initiative devoted to stewardship. It's about partnering with land stewardship organizations, so that each print sold will help preserve the place which made that photograph possible. Our natural areas and farmlands are precious places in our communities. They provide places to reconnect with nature and the farms our food comes from. As an avid nature lover and farmer, I take this sentiment to heart. I have long hoped that my photography could instill this appreciation for the land. I am creating Shutter Steward, so that we can turn this appreciation into action.

I stand behind this vision strongly, but the project doesn't have the legs it needs to fully stand on it's own. If this project is completely funded, I will be able to cover the modest operating costs of the initiative for one year. I am reminded of the three legged stool analogy for sustainability; it takes a healthy environment, community, and economy to be truly sustainable. I have worked hard to develop the first two legs for Shutter Steward, help me to construct the third, so that this meaningful project can stand on its own into the future.

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How I'll Say Thanks

These are the photographs behind this project, which you can have by backing my campaign.  I am honored to share them with you.

A signed print from my favorites, 5" by 5.75" on Mohawk Superfine Eggshell sustainably produced paper.
A signed print from my favorites, 5" by 5.75" on Mohawk Superfine Eggshell sustainably produced paper.
A set of 4 signed prints from my favorites, includes gift envelops if you want to share, all are 5" by 5.75" on Mohawk Superfine Eggshell sustainably produced paper. The set varies but always includes a wildlife and landscape print.
A set of 4 signed prints from my favorites, includes gift envelops if you want to share, all are 5" by 5.75" on Mohawk Superfine Eggshell sustainably produced paper. The set varies but always includes a wildlife and landscape print.
The "Animal Lovers" collection of 3 signed prints and a hexagonal print on wood of "Home Sweet Home". Signed prints include gift envelops and are printed on sustainably produced paper. Print on wood comes ready to hang and with desk stand.
The "Animal Lovers" collection of 3 signed prints and a hexagonal print on wood of "Home Sweet Home". Signed prints include gift envelops and are printed on sustainably produced paper. Print on wood comes ready to hang and with desk stand.
A print on wood, the "Home Sweet Home" squirrel photograph at 12" by 12", crafted sustainably and ready to hang.
A print on wood, the "Home Sweet Home" squirrel photograph at 12" by 12", crafted sustainably and ready to hang.
A print on wood, the "The Hunter" bluebird photograph at 11" by 14", crafted sustainably and ready to hang.
A print on wood, the "The Hunter" bluebird photograph at 11" by 14", crafted sustainably and ready to hang.

 The "Signature" collection of 9 signed prints and a press printed signed 8" by 10" of "Evening, Honey". They are printed on sustainably produced paper. Small prints include gift envelops.

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A print on wood, the "Granddad's Sunset" landscape farm photograph at 16" by 20", crafted sustainably and ready to hang.
A print on wood, the "Granddad's Sunset" landscape farm photograph at 16" by 20", crafted sustainably and ready to hang.
A signed print on wood, the "Ol' Millhouse" landscape photograph at 20" by 30", crafted sustainably with a hand-stained framed and ready to hang.
A signed print on wood, the "Ol' Millhouse" landscape photograph at 20" by 30", crafted sustainably with a hand-stained framed and ready to hang.
A signed limited edition print on wood, the "Phototropism" vertical panorama at 12" by 36", crafted sustainably with a hand-stained frame and ready to hang.
A signed limited edition print on wood, the "Phototropism" vertical panorama at 12" by 36", crafted sustainably with a hand-stained frame and ready to hang.

Risks and challenges

I work hard to ensure that the printing of my photographs is done sustainably. That means, however, that I work with smaller companies that produce these prints carefully and using natural methods. The prints on wood for example, are printed by WoodSnap on sustainably harvested birch wood. These prints can take up to five days to be made, and the natural wood grain causes variability in the finished print. This gives the print a craftsmen like quality and a warm and unique character. I have timed the end of this campaign to account for their crafting time, so that prints should be able to arrive no later than the 22nd of December; this a challenge I have to consider, especially without being able to predict the volume of prints ordered for backers of this campaign.

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    A set of 4 signed prints from my favorites, includes gift envelops if you want to share, all are 5" by 5.75" on Mohawk Superfine Eggshell sustainably produced paper.

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    The "Animal Lovers" collection of 3 signed prints and a hexagonal print on wood of "Home Sweet Home". Signed prints include gift envelops and are printed on sustainably produced paper. Print on wood comes ready to hang and with desk stand.

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    A print on wood, the "Home Sweet Home" squirrel photograph at 12" by 12", crafted sustainably and ready to hang.

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    A print on wood, "The Hunter" bluebird photograph at 11" by 14", crafted sustainably and ready to hang.

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    The "Signature" collection of 9 signed prints and a press printed signed 8" by 10" of "Evening, Honey". They are printed on sustainably produced paper. Small prints include gift envelops.

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    A print on wood, the "Granddad's Sunset" landscape farm photograph at 16" by 20", crafted sustainably and ready to hang.

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    A signed print on wood, the "Ol' Millhouse" landscape photograph at 20" by 30", crafted sustainably with a hand-stained frame and ready to hang.

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    A signed limited edition print on wood, the "Phototropism" vertical panorama at 12" by 36", crafted sustainably with a hand-stained frame and ready to hang.

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