Braided Manes, Braided Tales - Portraits of landcarers in New Zealand

Fund the photo equipment of this unique horse journey and reportage through rural New-Zealand, and get amazing pictures in return!

Project visual Braided Manes, Braided Tales - Portraits of landcarers in New Zealand
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Braided Manes, Braided Tales - Portraits of landcarers in New Zealand

<p> Looking for another way of life and curious about these of our fellow people around the world on one hand, rider and traveller on the other, I will be starting in November a horse journey as a way of discovering New Zealand on a <strong>local scale</strong>. </p> <p>  </p> <p> New Zealand was one of the last lands to be inhabited by us humans, and yet it has been one of the most scarred by humen presence. These last 30 years, the country has started a renewal for the lands, and put in place a lot of mesures to protect local ecosystems, both fauna and flora.</p> <p>  </p> <p> But where fits the New-Zealanders and their way of life?</p> <p>  </p> <p> <a href="" target="_blank"><img alt="" src=""></a></p> <p>  </p> <p> <u><strong>The trip:</strong></u></p> <p>  </p> <p> I will be leaving the South of South Island with two horses for 1300 kms for about 6 months <strong>to meet with the inhabitants working the land</strong>, to get to know their way of life, their vision for theirs lands' future, and what their approach to a sustainable relationship with Nature can be. </p> <p>  </p> <p> The title of this project "Braided Manes, Braided Tales" reminds us that our destinies are linked, braided, dependent on each other. As the journey and encounters will go on, portraits will be made of the people met on the way, with three incentives ni mind: </p> <p> - what activities are you putting in practice to take care of your lands on a short and long time perspective?</p> <p> - what do you think of the compatibility of these activities with human presence and needs?</p> <p> - what would you like to pass on to your children or the next generation regarding land care? what activities are you putting in practice with that aim in mind? </p> <p>  </p> <p> These protraits wilbe included in the travel journal and also in a smaller scale on post cards and pictures send to funders of the project.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <em>Pack-saddle training at Émile BRAGER's farm - France - June 2014:</em></p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Imgp6593__2_" src=""></p> <p>  </p> <p> <u><strong>What you would be bringing:</strong></u></p> <p>  </p> <p> You can already follow the project on the <a href="" target="_blank">blog</a> and on the <a href="" target="_blank">Facebook page</a>, but by contributing to this project you would be sharing more details of the trip. Depending on the option you choose, you will indeed be receiving news through your mail box as postcards, exclusive pictures (digital or printed), or paintings!</p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>All gifts will be the result of a creative process</strong>, and all <strong>deeply connected to the experience and people</strong> met on the way.</p>

Allocation of funds

<p> As you probably already understood, this entire project will not be funded through this raising.</p> <p>  </p> <p> However, you would be offering me the opportunity to get better <strong>photographic and watercolor equipment</strong> than what I currently can afford so that the experience and portraits can be recorded the best way as possible. </p> <p>  </p> <p> Depending on the amount you would be ready to participate to, you would be allowing the project to start with:</p> <p> - a <strong>new reflex camera</strong>, as my old Pentax K10 is way too heavy for this trip, and two <strong>lenses</strong>.</p> <p> - <strong>watercolor equipment </strong>and paper</p> <p> - a <strong>tripod </strong>to allow for beautiful landscape pictures</p>



Your name in the travel journal and on the website as an official funder of the project

Estimated delivery: February 2015


A surprise postcard with a choice of ambiance (city / coutryside / mountains / lake / coast) + Pack 1

Estimated delivery: February 2015


    An homemade watercolor postcard made for you + Pack 1 Limited quantity.


      An exclusive digital picture with a personal message on it, ideal as a gift from the other side of the world for a friend or parent! Example: name on the beach, birthday wishes on mountain valleys... + Pack 2 Limited quantity.

      Estimated delivery: March 2015


        Une photo du voyage imprimée en format 25x30cm (livraison incluse) au choix via galerie en ligne + Pack 4 Attention : quantité limitée

        Estimated delivery: June 2015


          A digital copy of the travel journal in full quality: an exclusive window on the journey! + Pack 5

          Estimated delivery: May 2015


            A hard copy of the travel journal, signed and customized with additional watercolors and tips about New Zealand. + Pack 6 Limited quantity.

            Estimated delivery: June 2015

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