Who am I?
My name is Alessandro Carpentiero, I'm 25 years old and I'm a product designer in love with music and photography.
I can't actually decide what of those three things I should do in my life, so I just keep doing them all.
Design: I graduated last year in product design; since then I've done a few projects. Here's my work.
- Music: I've started studying music since I was a child: saxophone, classical piano, singing and jazz piano. Here's a soundtrack I composed. And here's a piece of my band.
Photography: I've started taking pictures 8 years ago. University took me away from photography for some time, but now the passion got back stronger than ever.
You can check out my Instagram and my Website.
What's my plan?I was offered a trip to Maui island next month. If you don't know about it, it's part of the Hawaii and it's like heaven. (Google it).
I want to create a photobook named "Hawaii's Perfection" with the best shots I'll take there.
In order to do that, I would need a more performing camera with me, so that I could better capture the beauty of the island and create a very high quality photobook.
Since the works that I did this year were basically for free (I wish I could live out of experience), I can't afford all this.
This is where you can make a difference: with your help I could afford a new (and super cool) camera, that I'd use to create the photobook.
I currently own a micro4/3 mirrorless camera (Panasonic Lumix GM1) with some lenses and accessories. I definitely love it, but I don't think it's the more appropriate camera for the trip that I'll take next month.
That's because it's not tropicalized (resistant to dust, water drops, humidity, ecc) and it doesn't have a viewfinder (kinda hard to shoot when the sun is very strong).
The better choice would be to purchase a very powerful M4/3 camera. In this way I could use all the lenses I currently own while having a more performing camera!
That's why I was considering purchasing the following items:
- Olympus OM-D E-M1
- Olympus M.Zuiko ED 12-40mm f/2.8
- Olympus HLD-7 Battery Grip
Why should You help Me?
What do You get?
If you'll be willing to help me, you'll get (besides a HUGE thanks), the best perks I can possibily offer you: thank you notes, greetings cards, your pictures edited by me, digital copies of "Hawaii's Perfection", Skype lessons, Workshops, physical copies of "Hawaii's Perfection" or my 1st camera!
Take a look at the coloumn on your right and choose the one you prefer!
What if I don't reach the final goal?
If I wouldn't reach 1500€, I'd use the money to buy a useful accessory for the trip (a new lens, a new tripod, or a new backback).
- If I'd reach 1500€ I'd buy the Olympus OM-D E-M1 body
- If I'd reach 2200€ I'd be the happiest man on earth.
"Hawaii's Perfection" PhotoBook
After I'll get back from my trip, I'll start selecting and editing all the pictures, and I'll create the photobook "Hawaii's Perfection". There you'll see the beauty that I was able to capture thanks to you.
The book will be available both on digital and physical copies.
Of course I'll keep you guys posted with videos and news directly from Maui!
Risks & Challenges
Sure, it'll be hard to reach this amount of money in less than 1 month, but we can surely give it a try!
If I won't be able to purchase a new camera, I'll create the photobook anyway with my current camera (Panasonic GM1), so that I can reward those who trusted me.
You can help me also if You don't have any money!
You like my art but you don't have the money to help me? No problem!
You can still spread the word! Just press the "share" button and post this campaing on your favorite social network: that would be very helpful!
For those who were patient enough to read through all of this: THANKS!