Thank you for taking the time to read my donor request. I’m in humble gratitude for your time. I am asking generous donors for $7,000.00 to kickstart my growing photography business.
I have been photographing flowers, wildlife and street art for over 40 years. I have always done it for pleasure and the adventure of it all. Recently, I have began exploring options for actually creating revenue with my photography. I now have a line of clothing that features my photographs as the fabric design. (https://www.legaleriste.com/en/gwen.caldwell.designs) I’m selling journals, sketch books and planners on Amazon with my photographs featured on the covers.(Amazon search Gwen Caldwell Photography) I am actively engaged on global photography social media sites, some where my work is also for sale. (https://www.viewbug.com/member/gwendcaldwell where I have won 20 Community Awards and 6 People’s Choice Awards) I am also on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/gwencaldwellphotography and new to Instagram https://www.instagram.com/gwencaldwellphotography). My primary website is https://gwencaldwellphotography.pic-time.com
I live in a community that is amazing in supporting the arts in all it’s forms, but I am not wanting to manage a storefront. That being said, I have approached several restaurants and other local businesses about the possibility of me providing matted and framed photographs to decorate their spaces for sale with a commission going to them upon actual sale. The idea was warmly and enthusiastically embraced. There are numerous vender opportunities in our local community to do direct sales of prints, clothing, cards, books and framed photographs. Thus, my reason for seeking donors and being here.
6,000.00 for professional printing, matting and framing services
100.00 for identification and sales cards
200.00 for installation
200.00 for insurance and miscellaneous expenses
500.00 event tent, table, chair and easels
Even though I have other online passive income ventures they do not generate enough income for me to live on. My goal is to get started in my own environment, grow and brand my physical business to generate a living wage. I am encouraged by the positive response within the community that has had the opportunity to view my work. I feel that I have the foundation for real success in this endeavor with your support.
Your consideration in supporting my efforts is greatly appreciated. Your donations would be such a huge blessing as I move into my retirement years and give me a chance to pursue my passion in an amazing way!