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Out of thin air

Daragh Muldowney | Dublin

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This project was funded!

rewards for funding this project:

€15 +

Many thanks...every little helps. You will receive 3 'out of thin air' desktop wallpapers for your computer. Nice ice for your background!

€55 +

You will receive a signed copy of the finished hard back book plus the 3 'out of thin air' desktop wallpapers. This includes shipping within Ireland. For UK shipping please add €5, for shipping outside the UK and Ireland please add €10.

€100 +

You will receive a signed 12 x 8 inch open edition fine art print from the 'out of thin air' collection (choice of 5 images) plus you will receive a signed copy of the finished hard back book, plus the 3 'out of thin air' desktop wallpapers. This includes shipping anywhere within UK and Ireland. For shipping outside the UK and Ireland please €10 to this pledge. Daragh will mail you after the campaign to find out which image you would like.

€160 +

You will receive a signed and framed 12 x 8 inch open edition fine art print from the 'out of thin air' collection (choice of 5 images) plus you will receive a signed copy of the finished hard back book, plus the 3 'out of thin air' desktop wallpapers. Your name, if you choose, will also be listed in the book on a special Fundit thank you page. This includes shipping anywhere within UK and Ireland. For shipping outside the UK and Ireland please add €15 to this pledge. Daragh will mail you after the campaign to find out which image you would like.

€180 +

You will receive 4 signed copies of the finished hard back book (FOR IRISH & UK SHIPPING ONLY) plus the 3 'out of thin air' desktop wallpapers. Your name, if you choose, will also be listed in the book on a special Fundit thank you page. This includes shipping within Ireland & the UK. For International shipping please add €15 to this pledge.

€200 +

You will receive a signed 18 x 12 inch open edition fine art print from the 'out of thin air' collection (choice of 5 images) plus you will receive a signed copy of the finished hard back book, plus the 3 'out of thin air' desktop wallpapers. Your name, if you choose, will also be listed in the book on a special Fundit thank you page. This includes shipping anywhere within UK and Ireland. For shipping outside the UK and Ireland please add €20 to this pledge. Daragh will mail you after the campaign to find out which image you would like.

€250 +

You will receive a special half day one to one photography workshop with Daragh in the stunningly beautiful Co. Wicklow. If you're struggling with your photography, this is a great way to take it to the next level. You will also receive a signed copy of the finished hard back book, plus the 3 'out of thin air' desktop wallpapers. Your name, if you choose, will also be listed in the book on a special Fundit thank you page.

€250 +

You will receive a signed and framed 18 x 12 inch open edition fine art print from the 'out of thin air' collection (choice of 5 images) plus you will receive a signed copy of the finished hard back book, plus the 3 'out of thin air' desktop wallpapers. Your name, if you choose, will also be listed in the book on a special Fundit thank you page. This includes shipping anywhere within UK and Ireland. For shipping outside the UK and Ireland please add €20 to this pledge. Daragh will mail you after the campaign to find out which image you would like.

€450 +

You will receive a voucher worth €500 to spend on www.dulra.com. You can choose a limited edition fine art piece from 'out of thin air or from one of the previous collections....Internationally acclaimed 'Jewellery Box', 'Sand & Ice', 'Celtic Winters' or 'Elements'. You will also receive a signed copy of the finished hard back book, plus the 3 'out of thin air' desktop wallpapers. Your name, if you choose, will also be listed in the book on a special Fundit thank you page.

€900 +

You will receive a voucher worth €1,000 to spend on www.dulra.com. You can choose a limited edition fine art piece from 'out of thin air or from one of the previous collections....Internationally acclaimed 'Jewellery Box', 'Sand & Ice', 'Celtic Winters' or 'Elements'. You will also receive a signed copy of the finished hard back book, plus the 3 'out of thin air' desktop wallpapers. Your name, if you choose, will also be listed in the book on a special Fundit thank you page.

€1000 +

You will receive a full day photography workshop for you and 2 of your friends or colleagues with Daragh in the stunningly beautiful Co. Wicklow. All 3 of you will each receive a signed copy of the finished hard back book, plus the 3 'out of thin air' desktop wallpapers. Your names, if you choose, will also be listed in the book on a special Fundit thank you page.

€1700 +

You will receive a special limited edition (only 20 available) copy of 'out of thin air'. Individually crafted for you, this book is essentially a set of exhibition quality prints in book form. The archival paper used is 220gsm photorag is made from 100% cotton and comes in a natural white. The pages have a rich look and feel, and it will feel like you have taken the exhibition into your own home. Comes complete with display box for protection.

€4000 +

This a very special reward. ONLY 2 AVAILABLE! You and 3 friends or colleagues will set sail from Killary Harbour for a days sailing on board the Killary Flyer, the same boat that took Daragh and the crew to Greenland. There will be a few members from the expedition party on board(including Daragh) so you will get to experience the boat and learn more about the ‘North of Disko’ trip in an intimate way. Lunch will be provided on board and a short stop at Inisboffin or Inisturk will be part of the days excursion. Bring your cameras and Daragh will also give you some one to one tuition on board. In the evening hopefully you can join the crew for a pint in one of the local pubs in Lenane. Accommodation in the wonderfully scenic Lenane hotel is included on the Saturday night. You will each receive a signed copy of the finished hard back book, plus the 3 'out of thin air' desktop wallpapers. All 4 names, if you choose, will also be listed in the book on a special Fundit thank you page. You will each receive a signed copy of the finished hard back book, plus the 3 'out of thin air' desktop wallpapers. All 4 names, if you choose, will also be listed in the book on a special Fundit thank you page.

€5500 +

This an extra special reward. ONLY 1 AVAILABLE! You and 3 friends or colleagues will set sail from Killary Harbour for a weekend trip sailing on board the Killary Flyer, the same boat that took Daragh and the crew to Greenland. There will be a few members from the expedition party on board (including Daragh) so you will get to experience the boat and learn more about the ‘North of Disko’ trip in an intimate way. 2 lunches, dinner and breakfast will be provided on board and you’ll have an overnight stop at Inisboffin or Inisturk where you can check out some of the local craic. Bring your cameras and Daragh will also give you some one to one tuition on board. Accommodation in the wonderfully scenic Lenane hotel is included on the Friday night. You will each receive a signed copy of the finished hard back book, plus the 3 'out of thin air' desktop wallpapers. All 4 names, if you choose, will also be listed in the book on a special Fundit thank you page.

a project by:
Daragh Muldowney

Snowflakes appear literally out of thin air. They are born high above us within grey winter clouds, where the simple act of freezing turns formless water vapour into spectacular crystalline ice sculptures. Over millions of years snowflakes compact and glaciers are formed. Nature has a habit of creating incredible majestic beauty from out of thin air.

In June 2013, the crew aboard the ‘Killary Flyer’ and I set sail from Killary Harbour. Eighteen days and three wild storms later we arrived in Greenland ready to explore the world’s largest island in a number of different ways.

The Arctic has always had an allure, something that draws us in. Explorers have always felt the need to search and push themselves further and further. For some it is the taking the human body to hostile climates, for others it is one of the true wilderness areas left on our planet. For me ice is a mysterious beauty that continues to astound me. Surreal glaciers with invitations to explore the sublime yet dangerous blue caves, vast seascapes of countless ice sculptures journeying with the tide reducing to exquisite pieces of art that mostly go unseen.

There is so much diversity in the type of ice here that the local Inuits have at least 100 different words to describe the ice. Here’s a few of them:

iluitsuq  - large ice floe
naggutit - bits of floating ice
uukkarnit  - calved ice (from end of glacier)

Being a very fortunate observer of these disappearing sculpture fields, I feel compelled to share my vision and the peace that comes from seeing such wonderful beauty. Many reports indicate that in 25 years time there will be no more floating ice around Greenland. This will be my second book, my first being 'Jewellery Box - Ireland's Hidden Gems', an internationally acclaimed hardback book and exhibition about the rock pools of Ireland. http://dulraphotography.com/Projects/jewellery-box.html This publication was also funded here on Fundit.

'out of thin air' will be a very different style of book. It will be a larger format (285mm x 330mm) with 170gsm uncoated paper stock and a case bound cloth cover. I am delighted to share with you that 'Read that Image' are onboard as designers and are managing the timelines to ensure that we meet the production deadlines. They have brought some wonderful design concepts to ensure that this book not only is a fantastic representation of my images but that it is a work of art in itself.

I believe this collection of images to be my strongest body of work yet and I am extremely excited by the prospect of compiling them in photo book form.

I have set out a number of rewards below and I hope you will find something that you find worthwhile and meets your budget.

I look forward to chatting with you over the course of the campaign.

Daragh


Video shot by Claire Riordan and edited by Peter Farrell
Additional footage by Shigeki Nishikawa and Daragh Muldowney
Music by Klaus Vormehr