Not For Profit Photo Project Launches Crowdfunding Project To Capture Mystique Of Britain’s Prehistoric Sites
One of Britain’s most talented landscape photographers is calling on the public to fund a new crowdfunding project to capture the mystifying stone remains of prehistoric sites scattered across the British Isles. Launched by Jason Friend, the Kickstarter campaign is part of a not for profit mission to initiate phase two of The Legacy Project. The core aims of the campaign are to promote the project and the stunning images that were captured on Friend’s initial travels.
Ancient stone circles are a remarkable legacy of Neolithic Britain and offer the world an intriguing glimpse at age old fables and legends. Beautiful and intriguing, Friend’s photographs capture the shadowy mystery of the prehistoric ruins. From the Bernera Standing Stones of the Western Isles and Wiltshire’s illustrious Stonehenge to Derbyshire’s Nine Stones Close Stone Circle and the Callanish Stone Circle on the Isle of Lewis, Friend has traversed the nation to photograph its ancient wonders.
As well as paying homage to the prehistoric remnants of a lost civilisation The Legacy Project aspires to capture the soul of Britain’s wondrous landscapes. The aim is to take viewers on an all-encompassing emotional experience which embodies the otherworldly nature of the megalithic sites. Friend hopes that his efforts will raise public awareness and help preserve the ancient monuments for future generations. He said, “I’m driven by a desire to take the public on an emotional journey that radiates the mystique and beauty of these ancient wonder. I want viewers to feel the spirit of the landscapes wash over them as they imagine what the stones represent.”
From an early age Friend has been fascinated with Britain’s ethereal archaic stone remnants. In fact, it was their beauty, power and photogenic aesthetics that sparked his initial desire to learn the art of photography. Today, Friend is living his dream of travelling the country as a professional landscape photographer.
To portray the drama of the mystical landscapes the photographs are shot entirely in black and white. Long exposure techniques are also be used to create a sense of passing time and age old secrets.
The first stage of phase two will see Friend showcase his work at an exhibition at Joe Cornish Gallery in Northallerton, North Yorkshire. Held from Saturday April 4 to Thursday April 30 the exhibition will offer the public a chance to view the incredible images and purchase prints. Friend is also hoping to photograph a handful of prehistoric sites scattered across Ireland and Wales. The trip will include visits to Ballynoe Stone Circle, Drombeg Stone Circle and the mystical Ancient Temple of Newgrange.
To celebrate reaching his milestone Kickstarter goal Friend is planning to release a selected collection of the images on a CC-BY-SA Wikipedia-compatible copyright license. This would give fans the opportunity to download free images from the Legacy Project website.
In exchange for their support pledgers will receive a range of scaled rewards. These include a special mention on the project’s list of supporters, a copy of the official ‘Legacy’ eBook and a signed A3 photographic print.
With just 17 days left to go Friend is urging history buffs and photography fans alike to support the project and keep the mystery alive.
To make a donation to The Legacy Project Kickstarter campaign go to: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jasonfriend/legacy-prehistoric-britain-photography-project-pha
To find out more about The Legacy Project visit Jason Friend’s website at: http://www.jasonfriend.co.uk/the-legacy-project/
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Launched by Jason Friend, The Legacy Project is a Kickstarter campaign aiming to raise funds for a not-for-profit photography endeavour. The project aims to capture the stone remains of prehistoric sites scattered across the British Isles and showcase them to the public. To date, The Legacy Project has led Jason along a fascinating path of discovery across the British Isles, with visits to sites in the Orkney Islands, Western Isles, Isle of Arran, Oxfordshire, Wiltshire, Derbyshire, Cumbria, and Northumberland.