For the last 8 years I've been making videos on my YouTube channel, The Art of Photography. Its been an amazing success with over 120,000 subscribers to date.
I'm starting a new project and I want your help. It's a new series of artist documentaries.
This series is different. These videos are not about gear reviews or tips and tricks - these videos are about artists. They will document both well known and up and coming photographers. I want to capture artists as they work and the creative process. My intention is to expose their legacy in the history of photography and to inspire you.
I've got an enormous amount of experience with making documentary videos. In the 7 years I spent at the Dallas Museum of Art, I produced films featuring fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier, the controversial Egyptian archaeologist Zahi Hawass, contemporary artist Jim Hodges and many others. But now I want to produce films on the subject of my first love, photography.
Over the last year I’ve had the privilege of working with some incredibly talented photographers. I’ve filmed in Atlanta, Boston, New York and Los Angeles to begin work on this series.
I’m extremely excited and proud of the first film, which was completed last month. Its about Los Angeles based photographer and legend, John Free. You can see this video in the section at the top of this page.
This film is a great start to the series, however I need your help producing the next episode. This next episode is critical - it determines the types of artists I will be working with, it determines the locations I'm able to travel to and it impacts the overall quality of the work I produce moving forward with this project.
I can and have produced films on low budgets, but this new series requires travel and production logistics that increase the cost significantly.
I am excited to move forward with this artist-focused project. I need your help funding it.
More importantly I want you to be a part of this project. I have put together a list of goods that you will receive depending on your level of donation. I’ve made this as personal as possible so I can return the favor of your generosity. Let's give back to photography together and make a richer cultural experience for everyone.
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