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Fine Art Nude Photos with Sharks

$565 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 13 people in 2 months
Created November 3, 2018

 

SUPPORT NUDE MODEL, KRISTY JESSICA, TAKING A STAND FOR  SHARK CONSERVATION

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(Photographer: Elena Kalis) 

 

(Photo Credit: Smartshot Christian Coloumbe) 


 [ THE MISSION ]

As our Earth's CO2 levels have officially passed the 400 ppm mark, now, more than ever, we need innovative, creative tools and messages to catapult the environmental movement to the forefront of both the public and political arenas.

By supporting this completely unique approach to communicating conservation issues, together we can create an ocean revolution.

It is time, now, for us to choose differently. 
To shape a vision of an ocean with a future. 

Please help us create stunning underwater images that raise awareness for shark conservation.  

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(Photo Credit: Smartshot Christian Coloumbe) 

 

 [ THE PROJECT ]    

Photographer, Brett Stanely, and underwater director/ performer, Christine Ren, will be traveling to the Bahamas in December 2018 to work with nude model, Kristy Jessica. 

The goal: to capture stunning fine art nude images swimming alongside sharks in the wild. 

The campaign will help dispell public fears against sharks that drive careless practices such as shark finning.

These images will embody vulnerability and courage, while showing a different, gentle way we humans can rewrite our relationship with sharks and nature as a whole. 

 

[ THE TEAM]


Brett Stanley  - 
Underwater photographer extraordinaire

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Christine Ren  - Underwater ARTivist

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Kristy Jessica  - Model & filmmaker 

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[ THE NEED]

Because there are so many uncontrollable variables with shooting underwater, countless hours go into finalizing the images, as well as capturing them.

To create these images, our team needs funding to support:

- travel costs
- boat rentals
- accomodations
- costs for a shark wrangler 

 

HERE'S WHERE YOU COME IN! 


We're raising $3,000 to bring the ocean conservation concept mentioned above to life with this amazing team of artists that has assembled.

We will share all the final images, behind the scenes content and video clips with all donors.

Please be a part of this journey with us!

And if can raise above the target amount of $3,000, all proceeds will go towards funding the artists involved for their time. 



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If you believe art can change hearts and mind, then

PLEASE CONSIDER DONATING TODAY! 

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Each donation continues to help us make this dream a reality. 



OUR DEEPEST THANKS! 


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Update 3
Posted by Christine Beggs
1 month ago
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Thank you to everyone who donated to help us bring this project to life. Our team is just back from the Bahamas and we're excited to share what we captured and where we're headed with this endeavor.

Ironically, Brett, Kristy, and I set off to the Bahamas to challenge stereotypes about sharks and discovered firsthand how very much more scared of us they were then we of them.

After working with a local expert shark wrangler and waiting all afternoon, we finally captured one image that was the closest any of the 6 nurse sharks would even come to us.

Sharks are not the monster man-eating machines Jaws and other media depictions have made them out to be. They are powerful, ancient beings of the sea that help keep ocean ecosystems healthy and in balance.

We may not have gotten all the shots we wanted this time around. But we are determined to go back to the Bahamas in the summer of 2019 and execute this concept with tiger sharks at tiger beach.

**IF YOU WANT TO HAVE ACCESS TO THE FULL PHOTO & be updated on the next phase of the project: Please email me directly at me@theunderwaterwoman.com and/or contact me through my website at http://theunderwaterwoman.com/contact. GOFUNDME WILL NOT RELEASE YOUR DIRECT EMAILS TO US so if you want the photos and to be involved in the next shoot at tiger beach, you must message me directly.**
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Update 2
Posted by Christine Beggs
2 months ago
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We did it! Over $3,000 raised for our Bahamas project in just 10 days. Am I dreaming? I can’t believe it. We’re increasing the funding goal now in the hopes to shoot with tiger sharks at tiger beach. Right now, we have enough raised to cover the shoot day boat and shark wrangler fees there. We’re increasing the goal to $5,000 now to support our travel and accommodation expenses. Thank you everyone! This is beyond exciting.
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Update 1
Posted by Christine Beggs
2 months ago
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We're so excited to be bringing this project together! We've already raised $320 in the last 2 days and have spoken with a few shark wranglers to help us interact safely with the sharks around the Bahamas.

Your donations will help make the difference for us pulling this project off. To help us reach the next level, please:

- Email this campaign to your freinds and family

- Share our project and cause on Facebook / Instagram (tag @theunderwaterwoman @purerebelmodel @brettsphoto)

Thank you!
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