Montreal photographer creates Kickstarter-funded book
Published Tuesday, September 2, 2014 9:00AM EDT
Last Updated Tuesday, September 2, 2014 1:14PM EDT
A Montreal photographer has become the latest creator to go to the Kickstarter well, as her new book of winter photos of the Gaspe was made possible thanks to $14,388 ponied up by 157 backers.
Linda Rutenberg had been shooting for $11,000 to create her book The Gaspé Peninsula: Land on the Edge of Time and her three minute video pitch proved persuasive enough to get her 120-page coffee table book of photos to the printers.
Those who pledged between $65 and $100 were promised a signed copy of the book, a deal that attracted 72 backers, the largest of the 10 deals on offer. Three donors pledged $500 or more, with all of the rest paying up less.
Rutenberg about her photos and book funding scheme in a visit with Mutsumi Takahashi on CTV Montreal at noon. Click on video above to see the interview in its entirety.
This image of an ice fishing shack in the Gaspe is part of Linda Rutenberg's new coffee table book, which was made possible by crowdfunding.