Okay, so on to the next step. After several workshops on the business of Fine Art Photography, I am now ready to move on…to take that next step. I have taken a break and spent a long time thinking in order to come up with my next project. I can’t just sit down and figure it out. I have to just let life go by and things come to me. Many nights I lay awake, absorbed and obsessed with this project. It is all consuming and touches everything I do. I am super excited about the prospect of taking on a new way of working, a whole new direction. I have all the details worked out, however, this time I will be using a model, an assistant, and a location for the whole series of 12-15 photographs. I have found some promising, really good locations here in Columbus, and am really itching to get started, however, one of the main things they emphasize in the workshops is that the first years of getting started are expensive! You have to put into it, to get anything out of it. The positive is that I am able to deduct all of that on my taxes. The negative is that I am now at the point that I am ready to take on a big project but don’t have the funding. When I say big, I mean big for me at this point in time. Some projects cost tens of thousands. That’s not where I am….yet 🙂 The other negative is that it seems that most of the grants offered to artist/photographers are either specific to documentary and political photographers or they want you to have a significant body of work before they will commit to giving you anything. Or there is one or two that are possibilities but they are not choosing again for another year.
On to my point. In order to get the funding I need, I have decided to start a Kickstarter campaign. I have thought long and hard about this project and am very passionate about seeing it come to life. I am presently in the process of setting up my Kickstarter page so please keep an eye out for updates. I am so excited about the possibility of all of this being a reality. I sincerely hope you will follow along!