First Edition Prints
A single First Edition print will be created for each of the 365 sunrises. Each print measures 24” wide and 18” high (a common frame size). The photo measures 20” wide by 13.3” high. They are printed with archival inks on a flat white paper stock.
Each print is signed, includes the location where the photo was taken, and numberd Day _ of 365. In the center of each print includes a calendar, where I circle the month and date it was taken, I also place a small x on a time scale to show what time the sun rose on that given day.
To signify that you are receiving a First Edition print, each print is embossed with a First Edition stamp. This is a subtle detail that will remain along the calendar.
There is an option to ship with a standard black wooden frame.
This is where it gets fun.
Why I'm pricing prints this way
1. I like unique pricing models. 🤷♀️
2. This project requires a lot of grit and determiniation. I believe the value increases with each consecutive sunrise photographed.
3. This model gives some amount of randomization to the value of a given sunrise. Meaning a dark, gloomy and wet sunrise could be as valuable or more valuable than a sunny pink, orange and purple sunrise. In fact, those are the days that require more effort, such as standing on top of Sugarloaf Mountain with a -30º windchill.
4. When I did the Hometown Invasion Tour anyone could sponsor a state, starting with $1 for Rhode Island to $1,000 for Alaska. I loved how it allowed people with not a lot of means to offer support and be involved. Same here, you don't need deep pockets to show support and purchase a print. But you know, if you've got deep pockets, maybe don't buy the prints from January.
5. The goal is for this to be my primary income for the rest of 2019 and first part of 2020. I've worked on adding additional pricing information to some of the prints. One print is now priced at the cost of a student loan payment. Another is the priced at the cost of an oil change. Another is priced at the cost of a pair of new snow pants. Another is priced at the cost of renting a new lens. Another is priced at the cost of some new winter boots. Another is priced at the cost of a health insurance payment, which I do not yet have. Committing to a series of prints for this project has put into perspective how hard it is for an artist to make a living. My hope is that this would add some additional context to what an artist needs to continue their craft and to also make a living.
No different than a Kickstarter campaign, I'll be working on some type of reward for for all project backers. More to come on that later.
Prints will be shipped flat between sheets of cardboard. Framed prints will be shipped secure in boxes with plenty of padding. Cost of shipping framed prints are worked into the cost of the frame.
… Stay tuned, more purchasing options on the way