Monday, July 11, 2011

We Made It !!!

A big thanks to the 100+ supporters that helped me successfully exceed my Kickstarter goal with a grand total of $14,600 ($2,600 over my goal) Now the fun begins with the prep work needed to bring my Pere LaChaise book to print. Stay tuned for the latest post on my progress.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Day 1 & 2 Chugging Along

So far my Kickstarter project is a raging success! The first day brought $650 in pledges. Special thanks to the early birds- Lisa Ballogg, AJ Kane, K. Dickinson,Maureen Kreuser,Mitchell Pomper,Leonardo Alvarado, And David/Michelle Esquivel. The second day added two more supporters- Keith Younquist and Gary Ballogg bringing the total to $905 as of 6pm. Hoping to crack $1,000 by midnight.

I feel confidant in saying that this Pere LaChaise book will be one of a kind. There are many books on Pere LaChaise but they are primarily reference material with photography playing a secondary role. This book is exactly the opposite and could be proudly displayed in your home.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Let The Fun Begin!!!!

After 3 weeks of tweaking my Kickstarter page I am finally up and running!
Click on the link to the right and let mr know what you think.

This was a challenging process, especially the making of the video. I have a greater respect for those that make their living in front of the camera and manage to look relaxed. I think I'll stick to the other side. I was fortunate to have the assistance of an excellent videographer who managed to get the best I had to offer.
If you need a videographer you can't go wrong working with Steve Lemieux-Jordan at Evanston Photo. His link is listed on the right.

I'm pleased with the final result and hope you share my enthusiasm for the project. With your help, I hope to create an extraordinary book. Please visit my Kickstarter page and "join" the group that launches
"Pere LaChaise"

Wednesday, April 13, 2011


The Print Hunt

After searching for a printer for the last 10 days, I think I'm starting to get a sense of my options.
I have looked at 5 estimates/samples and I think that printing out of the US is going to be the best bet.
China,and India so far are the front runners with the right combination of price and quality.
The final book will be at least 12"x12"and could end up larger depending upon the cost. A slip case is also a serious consideration.
The quality of the photographic reproduction is the most critical aspect of the project. Since technology changes so rapidly these days I have been actively searching to find the latest and greatest printing processes.
I'm still awaiting several estimates but it starting to look like $10,000 will cover the cost of printing 500
high quality large format slip cased books.
I'm close to having my KickStarter page up and running. Shot the video this week, more on that in my next post.