A word of thanks..

June 9th, 2011 by Rebekka in Uncategorized

In my last post,  I decided to go ahead and ask for help, to finance my latest project, the objective of which is to photograph myself in a specially designed dress at all the locations included in the weather forecast on the Icelandic National Radio.   You can read all about it here.
The response to this fundraiser went far beyond my expectations,  and I’m now just shy of 4000$.  As I mentioned in that post,  I was going to use Kickstarter to raise this money.
5000$ was the goal I had in mind, had I been able to use that platform (not available to me since I don’t have an American bank account)

To the 108 people who have thus far donated to this project,  I am absurdly grateful.  This project would simply be impossible without this support.  Thank you all.

Since I last wrote about this,  I’ve gone on two shorter trips, once alone (to photograph the lighthouse above) and one trip with my boyfriend to cover the weather stations on the Snæfellsnes peninsula.  So far we’ve now covered 26 locations of 62.  This will take a few months and a whole lot of driving before we’re done  ;)

If anyone would still like to contribute,  I’m still accepting donations.  As mentioned before,  15$ or more will entitle you to a PDF of the book once it’s finished.  50$ or more and you get five 12×17 cm prints of your choice from my website.  (Just send me a mailing address and links to your choices, alongside the donation)

Thanks again.

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Arty Smokes wrote on June 9th, 2011

What incredible generosity! How very humbling. I’m sure you’ll do all the contributors proud with some excellent work.

Since I first read about this project in your previous post, I’ve been giving it a lot of thought and the more I think about it, the more I’m falling in love with the concept.
Maybe it’s because I’m from the Faroe Islands and therefor understand the often forgotten dimension of nature that is the weather; how it somehow defines us, who are at it’s mercy.
Of course, art is always open to interpretation and for some this project might be about a girl in a dress, but I see it as a pilgrimage to the weathers man-made embassies, presenting oneself, as if saying “You created me, here I am”.

Anyway, that’s just my 2 krónur ;)

Sounds like a fascinating project – good luck, and I’m happy to contribute $15. The landscapes of Iceland have always held a fascination for me. I’m looking forward to seeing the results.

So happy to be able to contribute to this wonderful project. Look forward to seeing the results!

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