Over the last 5 months, I have been absolutely humbled and overwhelmed by the sales of the Shoot The Skies book. It is a dream come true to use my photography to abolish human trafficking and to send my book to 30 countries around the world.
I hope this encourages you, because I’m just a small town boy trying to make a difference and because of your support, I can be an example of dreaming big, being an abolitionist and being generous with the things that I have. It truly brings tears to my eyes. THANK YOU!
After the Huffington post and Upworthy press, the project received so many views I had to open up the sales again. Now the Shoot The Skies book has sold over 2,150 copies, and raised nearly $97,000. I still remember when I thought $45,000 was nearly impossible…
I had originally planned on shipping the book in July/August but because I extended sales until now, the book will be delivered to you by late October/early November. The additional $23,000 dollars in sales will allow me to give close to 65,000 dollars to the A21 Campaign! The delay wasn’t expected but it means a lot more money will be donated to abolish modern day slavery.
Lastly, I will have the book for sale for a limited time if you want to buy. http://shoottheskies.com/buybook
ps. Ireland is an amazing country. I spent two weeks there, one week for a wedding, the other traveling around the country. This photo of Slea Head, near the Ring of Kerry was one of my favorite places.
The @shoottheskies book has now raised over $95,000 dollars! If you want to pre-order my book & be part of this exciting adventure, go to www.shoottheskies.com/buybook and maybe we can raise 100k?
Austin for 6 days. Wedding photoshoot, xgames, and my first time exploring Texas. Any suggestions!?
Upworthy just posted about the Shoot The Skies project :)
Because of all of the press and requests to get a book, I’ve decided to list the book for sale for a short time. Get yours now if you didn’t get one before! :)
The @huffingtonpost wrote an article about the @shoottheskies book today! I’m so humbled and excited! Read here. http://bit.ly/huffsts
A few weeks back my church in Seattle featured the Shoot The Skies project at a conference called Nights of Generosity! I did a short interview with them and they used some of my footage. Watch it, share it, whatever you want because I was extremely humbled and honored to be featured! The craziest part is that I got a standing ovation from a few thousand people after they played it and I may have teared up just a bit… :)
Happy Easters! $79,200 dollars was raised to publish my @shoottheskies book! I’m super stoked to move forward with the next step… printing! I’ll send you updates about this process over the next few weeks.
Smith Rock near Bend Oregon was the halfway photo in the 365 project, but is also one of my favorite photos from last year. I shot this at sunrise.
You have until midnight to get the @shoottheskies book to abolish human trafficking. My book has raised over $78,000 dollars, out funding my goal by over $33,000 dollars. The more I say that, the more it blows my mind! The reality that I’m self publishing a book full of my photographs and sending out over 1700 copies to 22 countries around the world is really humbling. It’s also very exciting because I’ll be donating over $50,000 dollars to @thea21campaign!
This photo is one of the most dangerous photos I have ever shot and it is one of my favorites. It’s underneath the Aurora bridge in Seattle at 4:30 in the morning. I shot it from the middle of the bridge, with a tripod, and my feet dangling 180 feet above the water. It’s actually 40 20mm 2 second ISO320 photos stitched.
Today and tomorrow until midnight to get a book. When I was at Big Sur last fall, I used some rope to climb down a few hundred feet of loose dirt and rocks to the water to shoot an arch. The arch wasn’t clear at the bottom and the lighting was too harsh. I wasn’t in love with the photo but the work/danger gives me an attachment to it and with a #VSCO edit, it turned out better than I thought…
The hike to Yosemite point for sunset was one of the highlights of last year. The Yosemite valley is one of the coolest places in the world and sitting on the edge of a 3,000 foot granite face, dangling my feet, enjoying the view and shooting photos is tough to beat! Only 2 days left to get a book before my final order is placed. The down payment for my final amount of books goes through on friday.
I just got interviewed for a TV show called Rainmakers and it will be airing in a few weeks. Extremely honored for the opportunity to talk about my Shoot The Skies book and using art for justice on the MHZ network. Stay tuned for the updates about where to watch it, and don’t miss out, you have until this friday the 18th to get a book.
This is another photo from Colchuck lake, in the enchantments.
6 days left to get a @shoottheskies book if you haven’t got one yet! This photo is a black and white version of my favorite photo that I shot last year, day 257. This is the milky way at 4:30 am at around 9,000 feet on mt rainier last fall. I spent the entire night on the mountain, watching the stars and sunrise, a seriously epic day! This is 24 18mm photos stitched.
22 countries have helped fund the @ShootTheSkies photography book to abolish human trafficking! Over $78,000 dollars has been raised to fund my first book. If you missed out on the indiegogo campaign, you still have more 8 days to buy a book directly from my website. shoottheskies.com/buybook
Over $77,500 dollars raised! The momentum hasn’t slowed at all, I have actually sold over 80 books in the last 5 days. I’m so stoked for the continued support, it really is amazing! The funding was going to end today at noon, but because I cannot place the book order until April 18th, I decided to keep the book for sale until then. So… good news for all you super procrastinators, April 18th will be the final day to buy a Shoot The Skies book, which is giving 100% of the proceeds to @thea21campaign. 10 more days! I’m sorry to keep changing this date but thinking big picture, this is a good thing! The more books I sell, the more money I can give to abolish modern day slavery. Doing the publishing by myself is quite an undertaking but right now the book is still on schedule to meet the early July delivery date. If you have any questions feel free to email me.
This is the space needle in December, during a beautiful foggy night.