A Few Interesting Photography Kickstarters
As I do every so often, I’ve just been looking through the Photography section of Kickstarter to see if there’s any new projects that seem interesting and worth mentioning. Being the format that it is, I of course expect there to be some meaningless tosh on there that is just a money-grabbing scheme or something that has come straight from a mind working at a capacity of about six percent. I did however come across a few interesting projects that seem interesting.
Abandoned Asylums US Edition, in which the starter wanted to photograph asylums in America and produce a final art book. It personally sounds like an interesting project, however the sample shots shown don’t match my own visualisation of such an idea, but is interesting nevertheless.
The project is asking for a grand total of $30,000 which does sound like a lot, but it’s nice to see that the photographer has thought initially on a larger scale and not asked for too little. This of course could lead to huge problems at the book publication stage, with issues such as a publisher not being able to cope with demand. While it may sound strange, it’s happened before and led to projects failing due to over-funding.
The second project I’d like to highlight is Hydrophobia: A Look Into Another Universe, which the Mark White hopes to produce prints of some incredibly close-up shots. Whilst the project funding amount is $550, that has already been surpassed and White now hopes to reach $800 to allow more of the shots to be printed.