UPDATE: I've surpassed my goal! This is fantastic news! This means I can fund my research trips, however I'm continuing to campaign as any donations now will go to the costs of producing the graphic novel.
About The Photobooth Expedition
Hello! I’m Meags Fitzgerald, I’m an artist, illustrator and a photobooth enthusiast in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Over the last nine years I’ve created many ongoing projects, collaborations, art pieces and animations using photobooth pictures. You can see some of my pieces here, http://www.flickr.com/photos/meagsfitzgerald/sets/
Now I’m writing and illustrating a graphic novel (like a comic book) with my knowledge of photobooths. No other book like this has been made! It will be titled Photobooth, A Biography. In order to make this book there are two things I feel I need to experience.
First is the 2012 International Photobooth Convention in Venice, California, happening May 18-19. There I’ll meet other photobooth artists, enthusiasts and experts and I’ll collect their stories for the book.
Secondly, following the convention is a trip to Montreal to visit Auto Photo’s warehouse. Auto Photo is one of the only manufacturers of wet chemistry photobooths left in the world. There I will learn how the booths actually work and learn about the company’s history.
Together, the back to back trips will last 14 days.
The Dollars and Sense
I’m seeking donations to help fund my research trips. Your support will go to costs including airfare, a week’s stay in a hostel, food, transportation in the cities, an audio recorder and to the expense of producing and mailing the perks.
Everyone who donates to the campaign get a Thank You on my blog and can choose from a variety of perks ranging from $5 to $250. All of the perks are items I either designed, illustrated, hand-printed and/or sewed with love.
If I meet my goal before the campaign is over, keep the donations coming! Any funds I raise above my targeted goal will go directly to the production costs of Photobooth, A Biography. The more money I raise, the faster the book will come out!
One Last Word
In the last decade, I’ve invested countless hours to my passion for photobooths. Now I would love to merge that experience with my lifelong passions for drawing and storytelling. I believe I can create something quite original and I’d be so pleased to have your support. Thank you kindly!