120% Funded

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Target: €21500

100%

€25,800 Raised

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250 Funders

Beacons - A Photobook

By Daragh Muldowney

description

Beacons

Lake Baikal, in Siberia, is the largest freshwater lake on the planet, by volume. It is also one of the most biodiverse places as it is home to thousands of species of plants and animals, many of which are endemic to the region. In winter temperatures drop to as low as -40C and the entire lake is frozen enabling the locals to cross the lake. I have been travelling to Lake Baikal for the past 3 years compiling the images that document the beauty of the ice there and the small trees that mark out the road traversing the frozen lake. Photographing this ancient road system was a fascinating experience and I feel my documentation of this unusual and unique way of life is a beautiful human story that also highlights the immense natural beauty of Lake Baikal. I am very excited to share this story with you.

Funded

If this project is successful the money will be spent on the design, printing and delivery of 'Beacons' the book and the other rewards. The production and delivery of rewards can often be overlooked so I have budgeted a small amount that will help towards fulfilling these rewards.

Experience

Beacons will be my 3rd book that hopefully will be funded here on Fundit.
I was successful with 'Jewellery Box - Ireland's Hidden Gems' and 'Out of Thin Air' which won the 2015 FEP European landscape photobook of the year award. 

I am working with Read That Image, the same designers that designed 'Out of Thin Air' so we have the experience to know how to deliver a project of this kind. The design is almost complete and we aim to have the book delivered 1 month before it is launched so we are in a good place in relation to fulfilling the rewards.

Timing

Timing with any project there is always a risk. To ensure this risk is minimised I am dealing with designers and printers I trust to deliver in time.
This will be my 3rd book so I am bringing that experience with me to ensure all timelines are met.

100%

Producing a fine art photobook can be a costly affair. They can also be difficult in generating the required revenue through normal channels.
Crowdfunding is crucial for projects like this and provide the necessary platform that allows the artist to connect with their audience and generate the pre sales to fund the project. This is a campaign that needs to reach its target...if it does not reach the 100% by the campaign end date it is not funded and all pledged funds are returned to the individuals.

Thanks

I would like to thank you for taking the time to read about my project. I hope you enjoyed the video. If successful, I am aiming to launch the book and exhibition on November 18th, COVID dependant. There is also a short documentary being made about my journey in creating Beacons. Please follow me for regular updates on my Facebook page.

   

 

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FUNDED!!! MANY MANY THANKS!

Hi folks,

My Beacons Fundit campaign has just finished and funded to the tune of 120%! This is all thanks to you guys so thank you all so, so much. Beacons would not have happened without you. I will be in touch with you all personally over the coming weeks and I am aiming to start getting you your rewards after the project launches which is around November 17th/18th.

Many thanks again.

Kind regards,

 

Daragh

Beacons - Update no. 4

 

Hi Folks,

 

Thank you all so much for your contribution to 'Beacons'. I am overwhelmed by your support and because of you we are almost at the 100% mark ensuring 'Beacons' will become a reality. As a thank you...I am going to raffle off 5 prizes at the book launch and exhibition in November. Everyone who contributed will be in the hat.

Here are the prizes.....

 

1. A copy of my previous book 'Out of Thin Air' which won the 2015 FEP Landscape European book of the year award. (Worth €65)

2. A copy of the limited special edition copy of 'Beacons' (Worth €190)

3. A Dúlra Photography Voucher for (€200) 

4. A half day 1 to 1 photography workshop with me in Wicklow (worth €350)

5. A 18" x 12" Limited Edition framed print....image to be announced.(Worth €325)

 

Many thanks again...I am excited to complete 'Beacons' and get your rewards to you.

 

Kind Regards,

 

Daragh

Beacons - Update no. 2

Hi folks,

Thank you all so, so much for your contribution to my Beacons photobook campaign. We have 1 week and 30% to go. I am really looking forward to getting your rewards to you.

I will be announcing some raffle prizes next week. Vouchers, framed prints, books etc. Just an extra bonus for you funders as a thank you for getting involved in my campaign. The raffles will take place around the time of the exhibition and launch.

I should also say that the 12"x8" framed print reward does include for your name in the book, if you would like....it is not mentioned in the reward.

Thanks again.

Kind regards,

Daragh

Beacons - Update no. 2

Hi folks,

Thank you all so, so much for your contribution to my Beacons photobook campaign. We have reached the halfway point and are currently at 64%. This is incredible and I am feeling positive about the next 2 weeks.

When I travelled to Baikal last year I took a set of hydraphones and a zoom sound recorder with me in order to record the otherworldly sound of ice cracking or as the locals call the 'Baikal Song'. I have put together a very short video with a few stills and about 90 seconds of this incredible sound and you can have a watch/listen over on vimeo on this link....

https://vimeo.com/439213899

I will post it on social media later today but I wanted to share it with you guys first. I hope you enjoy.

2 weeks to go....

Chat soon.

Daragh

 

Beacons - Update no. 1

Hi folks,

We are almost exeactly 1 week into the campaign and we are already at 42% of the total. This by far the strongest start of any of my campaigns in the past. This is all thanks to you...so a massive thank you for all your support and essential pledges.

Apparently, according to crowdfunding stats, if you can reach 30% of the total by the halfway point in the campaign you have an 80% chance of reaching the target. We are ahead of those figures but still a long way to go......

Thanks again.

Until the next update.

Daragh

 

PS Here is an article that I posted before relating to those stats I talk about above.....

http://gigaom.com/2012/06/28/analyzing-kickstarter-what-succeeds-by-how-much-and-how-often/

 

Many thanks

Hi Folks,

Wow, wow, wow...I cannot thank you enough for all jumping on board my Fundit campaign so quickly. Almost at the 25% after 3 days is amazing and definitely the strongest start to any of my campaigns so far. I am looking forward to getting you your rewards later in the year. Until the next update....

Daragh

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