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Out of thin air

By Daragh Muldowney

description

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

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activity

Atlantic Reach - in aid of The Samaritans

Hi Guys, I hope you are well. This mail does not relate to Out of Thin Air so apologies if this does not interest you but read on if you would like to learn more about a project I was involved in last year..... Atlantic Reach, a series of photography workshops which took place simultaneously over a weekend along the Wild Atlantic Way. 6 workshop leaders, 32 photographers captured stunning images that have now been compiled into a coffee table book in aid of The Samaritans. To fund the printing of this book we have started a FunIt campaign that is live right now. If you would like to get involved you can follow the link below: https://fundit.ie/project/atlantic-reach---irishlight-collection It is a great project in aid of a very worthy cause so have a peek and see what you think. Kind regards, Daragh Muldowney

Out of Thin Air - Update 080415

Hi there, I hope you are well. I have just received some good news today....'Out of Thin Air' has won the landscape category of the FEP photo book of the year awards. The overall winner will be announced next Tuesday in Montpellier. You can read more and see all the category winners here: http://www.europeanphotographers.eu/news As far as my records show there are only a handful of rewards to fill and I have been in touch with everyone. If you have not received your rewards and you have had no contact from me, please email me on daragh@dulra.com and I will respond. You might also be interested that I am definitely returning to Greenland this year to photograph the icebergs from underwater. I am training regularly to get my diving skills up to speed and I have all the sponsors from last year on board along with a host of new ones. Watch this space! Talk soon. Kind regards, Daragh

Out of Thin Air-Slideshow Presentation

Hi there, Are you interested in learning more about 'Out of Thin Air'? Join me at the Copper House Gallery, St Kevins Cottages, Synge St, Dublin 8 on Thursday, October 23rd for a slideshow presentation. I will take you through the journey from sailing across the Atlantic to time spent on the glacier and the process involved in making some of the images. There will be time for a Q&A session after too. You will also have an opportunity to see the exhibition as the gallery will be fully open. PLEASE EMAIL orla@thecopperhouse.ie TO RSVP AS THERE ARE ONLY A HANDFUL OF SEATS LEFT! The gallery is open daily from 10am-5pm and I will be there at weekends. I look forward to talking with you soon. Kind regards, Daragh

Out of Thin Air-Slideshow Presentation

Hi there, I hope you are well. By now many of you will have already received your rewards. I hope you like them. Are you interested in learning more about 'Out of Thin Air'? Join me at the Copper House Gallery, St Kevins Cottages, Synge St, Dublin 8 on Thursday, October 23rd for a slideshow presentation. I will take you through the journey from sailing across the Atlantic to time spent on the glacier and the process involved in making some of the images. There will be time for a Q&A session after too. You will also have an opportunity to see the exhibition as the gallery will be fully open. Please email orla@thecopperhouse.ie to confirm your place as space is limited. The gallery is open daily from 10am-5pm and I will be there at weekends. I look forward to talking with you soon. Kind regards, Daragh

Out of Thin Air - Opening

Wow, wow, wow! The opening took place last night for 'Out of Thin Air' to a crowded 'Copper House'. We estimate that during the course of the evening there were about 400 people in attendance. Many of you will have your book now and I hope you are enjoying it. The 2 prize draws took place too for the 2 framed prints and the winners are: North of Disko - Aisling Killoran and Stepping Stone - Monika Chmielarz I'll be in touch with you both shortly about getting your pictures to you. I don't think this link worked yesterday so here is the video about the making of the book by Read That Image: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgkN3IY8Oes&feature=youtu.be Talk to you all soon. Cheers, Daragh

Out of Thin Air - Launch Party TONIGHT!!!

Hi guys, Well, at long last, the day has come. Out of Thin Air will launch tonight just over a year after we returned from Greenland. Please come along if you're available as you are directly responsible for the book coming to life and I would love to thank you in person. The Copper House looks amazing and the images aren't too shabby either. There'll be live music, wine & canapés and Charlie Bird will launch the exhibition and book. And remember the 2 prizes? Well, the draw takes place tonight too! All your names are going into the hat. If you win and are not there I'll contact you afterwards letting you know. Once again, thank you so much for your contribution. If interested you can see a short video about making the book here: Hi guys, Well, at long last, the day has come. Out of Thin Air will launch tonight just over a year after we returned from Greenland. Please come along if you're available as you are directly responsible for the book coming to life and I would love to thank you in person. The Copper House looks amazing and the images aren't too shabby either. There'll be live music, wine & canapés and Charlie Bird will launch the exhibition and book. And remember the 2 prizes? Well, the draw takes place tonight too! All your names are going into the hat. If you win and are not there I'll contact you afterwards letting you know. Once again, thank you so much for your contribution. Cheers, Daragh PS You can see the invite here: http://dulraphotography.com/images/pdf/DaraghMuldowneyinvite.jpg Cheers, Daragh PS You can see the invite here: http://dulraphotography.com/images/pdf/DaraghMuldowneyinvite.jpg

Aha...I spaced on the spaces

Erm....Oooops? Definitely working this time! http://dulraphotography.com/images/pdf/DaraghMuldowneyinvite.jpg

Seemed like the las invite link didn't work...Try this one!

Apologies. Last link didn't work. It should work this time: http://dulraphotography.com/images/M_images/Daragh Muldowney invite.jpg

Out of Thin Air - Launch Party Invite

Hi there, Only a week to go until the book and exhibition launches at The Copper House Gallery. You can then see the fruit of your support. You can download the invite for Wednesday, October 1st from the following link. Invite your friends too. http://dulraphotography.com/images/M_images/Daragh Muldowney invite.jpg If you are coming along and have given me your print selection already, you can collect on the night. Otherwise I will post on to you after the 1st. Thank you all so much for helping to make 'Out of Thin Air' a reality. I hope to see you soon to thank you in person. Kind regards, Daragh

Out of Thin Air - Printing and rewards update 3

Hi there, Only 2 weeks to go until the launch of 'Out of Thin Air'. I hope you all like your desktop wallpaper for your computers. There has been some trouble fitting them to an iPad. After much searching and trial & error we found an app called 'Wallax' that happily fits your wallpaper to the iPad. If you have not received your wallpaper or haven't heard from me regarding your rewards please email me on daragh@dulraphotography.com. The launch of the book and exhibition takes place on Wednesday, October 1st at the Copper House in Dublin. If your reward involves a print selection and you would like to collect at the launch please let me know your selection by this Friday. Even if you are just collecting a book please let me know if you will be coming to the launch as I will have it signed and ready for collection. On the night there will be 2 prize draws that all you funders will be in for. The exhibition runs until November 7th and is open daily from 9am-5pm, weekends 10am-5pm. I will be there at weekends. I look forward to seeing you soon. Cheers, Daragh BTW if you would like to see regular posts and pictures please like my Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/dulraphotography

Out of him Air - Printing and rewards update 2

Hi there, By now you should all have received your desktop wallpapers and an update regarding your rewards. If you have not received the email with the desktop wallpapers, please email me directly to let me know and I will send on again in a different format. daragh@dulraphotography.com If your reward is a print or a framed print, I can have your print/frames ready for the 1st but I would need an image selection by next Friday(19th). Again, if you haven't received the 5 images from which to chose from please email me directly. Cheers, Daragh

Out of him Air - Printing and rewards update

Hi there, I spent 3 days with the printers in Poland last week. Majiec (Read That Image) and I went through finishing, colours, quality control and many other finer details ensuring this book will be a thing of beauty. It is really starting to come together and I am extremely excited to be bringing you the finished book. 1st of October is the launch so save the date. In the meantime, I will be sending out mails later today with your desktop wallpaper bundles and further reward updates. Talk to you soon. Cheers, Daragh

Out of Thin Air - Prize draw

Hi there, By now most of you will have received an email giving you some timeframe indication for your rewards. If you have not received one please email me on daragh@dulraphotography.com and I will respond to you then. The main launch of the book will take place on October 1st at the Copper House. Save the date as I'd love to see you there. The draw for the iconic 'North of Disko Image' will take place on that night and as I am so grateful to you wonderful people, I am also going to include a second mystery prize. This draw will also take place at the opening. The book should begin printing next week. I'll keep you updated. Cheers, Daragh

Out of Thin Air - Success!

Hi there you lovely funders, Hopefully, you're aware by now that we reached the target with only a couple of hours to spare. This means that every penny counted and every single one of you helped to make 'Out of Thin Air' a reality. I am overwhelmed by your support and I am really looking forward to getting your rewards to you. I will be in touch with you over the next couple of weeks regarding your specific reward. If you're in Dublin on October 1st save the date as that will be the book launch and exhibition opening. Talk to you soon. Kind regards, Daragh

Out of Thin Air - Update No. 5

Hi there, Thank you all so much for your generous contributions to 'Out of Thin Air'. I am really looking forward to getting your rewards to you. The exhibition and book launch will take place on October 1st at the Copper House in Dublin and it would be fantastic to see you there. As an update, we are currently at 77% with just over 48 hours to go. Fingers crossed...! I have decided that everyone who contributed €100 or more will now be named in the book (if you'd like, that is). This was previously reserved for the €160 plus rewards. Thanks again, Daragh

Out of Thin Air - Update No. 4

Hi guys, Thank you all so much. We are now sitting on 64% with 5 days left. As an extra incentive all funders will be entered in a draw to win a 12" x 10" framed 'North of Disko' image. This is the iconic boat through the arch image! 5 days to go....tick, tock!!! Cheers, Daragh

Out of Thin Air - Update No. 3

Hello there, A massive thank you going out to all you funders who have got the campaign to 55%, including all you anonymous funders. I am looking forward to getting your rewards to you all. For those of you who have not seen much of my work you can log on to my website: www.dulra.com There are not many 'Out of Thin Air pics on my web yet but there is plenty of other stuff you can look at. You can stay tuned to regular updates about 'Out of Thin Air' on my Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/dulraphotography The book itself is almost finished and is now in the proofing stages. So it's all fine tuning from here. Cheers, Daragh

Out of Thin air - Update No. 2

Hi there, Thank you all so much for your contribution to 'Out of Thin Air'. The design process is well under way and here's a link to a very short video that will give you a small insight into this process: https://vimeo.com/100193265 We have passed the wall of 20% and reached the magic 30% mark after 2 weeks. Apparently now we have 80% chance of reaching the target. Here's an interesting article about crowd funding: http://gigaom.com/2012/06/28/analyzing-kickstarter-what-succeeds-by-how-much-and-how-often/ Until the next update..... Daragh

Out of thin air - Update No. 1

Hi there, Thanks so much for your contribution to 'Out of Thin Air'. It's a nerve wrecking time but your pledges have given me confidence. I've been asked a few times who made the video. Well, this time around there were many hands on deck. Claire Riordan, who was on the 'North of Disko' expedition and has made a feature documentary about the trip, came with me on a couple of occasions to capture me at work. Colin Gibbon and Shane Young, got extra footage of me on the Glacier. Some additional footage by Shigeki Nishikawa and yours truly. Peter Farrell, who also made my 'Jewellery Box' Video: https://vimeo.com/44350426 edited the video and came up with the some nice ideas to get across how I feel about my work. I hope you like it. D

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There are 146 public funders of this project


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