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Time to rest, my new photographic print collection. So exciting!

Time to rest is a beautiful Autumn collection of nine photographic prints, selected with care and printed at home with the highest quality standards. 

Hello my lovely readers, fans and supporters. 💕

I start writing this blog post with my heart filled with joy. I have succeeded to release an amazing print collection for this Autumn that (I hope with all my heart) will bring more people into this project, and will bring me closer to my larger goal: to be able to help Reham to escape from Syria. The name of the collection is Time to rest, and if you are burning of curiosity to check it out you can find it in this link. But if you want to know more about it just keep reading, I promise to keep this post short.

Fast evolution in a short time

About half a year ago I started to flirt with the idea of creating a plattform to sell my art and help Reham. I felt that was the only way I could raise enough money for the cause. Half a year ago I had nothing, right now I have this beautiful webpage and what I think it is a powerful plattform for solidarity: I have built the webpage, put my works for sale, started a blog trying to reach an audience, started delivering mails to my mail list, put a small marketing campaign on place and now I have crafted a really beautiful collection of prints. 👏

It has been my desire for a long time to start selling my art. I knew I needed a webpage for that, I knew I needed to start writing content about me and my practice, I knew I had to learn how do do marketing… I knew all this things but I never found the time to develop them. It makes my really happy that I have finally manage to find the time and motivation, but also that I am doing this for solidarity reasons.

white spot in the darkness prints hello autumn
Helo Autumn

white spot in the darkness print rest
Rest
White Spot In The Darkness paper and passe partout combination
Towards A Brighter Future

About Time To Rest

At the beginning of the summer the father of a close friend died. He was person with a great passion for photography and between some of the things he left behind, one was his photo printer. The family wanted somebody in their closer community to have this printer and I was asked if I wanted it. I felt so grateful and honored, by that time I did not know much about the printer they were offering me. As soon as I saw it in front of me I realized that having access to such a tool was the next step to take control over the production of my work. It was a sad coincidence that I got this Epson SC P800, a top of the line home printer, but in order to honor that act of kindness that they did to me, I wanted to help somebody else with my first print collection.

I knew I wanted a cheaper product than the ones I had listed in my webpage until now. I wanted to make more accesible the possibility to buy a beautiful piece of art while helping other humans. But I also knew that cheaper could not mean less quality as I love the presence of a impressive image printed in a great paper and presented with style. That’s why I wanted to take my time to develop the collection step by step, without rushing it up. Even thought Reham’s situation is quite terrible and I would love to be able to help her at soon as possible, I know that everything has a natural rhythm of growing and most of the times one need to be patient to get the best results out of the process. And honestly, as you can imagine, with a 2,5 years old, with another one coming in the next few days/weeks and a new company, I do not have much time to invest to this project. That’s why the few hours a week I can put on this, I need the growth to be stable and the results convincing.

I have the feeling that I have created a beautiful collection of prints. Printed in the exquisite Hahnemühle German Etching in A4 size, presented with a high quality, acid-free mat, with a total size of 30×40 cm and ready to be framed. I also offer the possibility to buy the artwork in a frame, the prices are ver competitive: 90€ for the unframed version, 150€ for the one with the frame (delivery not included). All the 9 images are a limited edition of 10 prints.

Let’s make numbers

As always, in the page for the prints you can check the amount of money that is destined to the project from each sell I do. After taxes and production costs, 53 € of a print that cost 90€ goes to help Reham. There are 9 images in a limited edition of 10. That makes 90 prints. If I manage to sell all of them we would be making 4.770 € for the cause, much more of the 1.500€ that she needs to scape Syria. We could probably help her and her family to go a bit farther away from the conflictive Turkey. That would be awesome. Honestly speaking, I would love to be able to meet her one day. As i said, she has become like a little sister to me.

I am not any marketing genius (sadly), but is that going to stop me from selling all of them? absolutely no, I created this project and this print collection with the idea of really being able to help other human beings in need, and I will fight for that dream.

Actually with just 20 prints we can help her to escape Syria. I already have raised the 30% of he money needed to it. Does it sounds crazy to be able to sell 20 prints?, hell no! And you could help me with this. Prease spread the voice and if you feel a connection with the images consider purchasing one or many, the holidays season is here soon and it could be an amazing present for a beloved one.

I am not any marketing genius (sadly), but is that going to stop me from selling all of them? absolutely no, I created this project and this print collection with the idea of really being able to help other human beings in need, and I will fight for that dream.

Soon a great surprise

And that’s all from now from this simple heart in the island of Korpo. I just want to inform you that the next update of this project is going to be a beautiful one as one artist from the other side of the world has sent me her works to sell in this plattform 😍 Also because most probably, next time I connect with you I will be father of another child 🎉 just couple of weeks left. So exciting.

Sending you lots of love!

No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.

― Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom

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About the project

A White Spot In The Darkness is a solidarity project grown on the words of Reham, a terribly sad person. Trapped in Syria, all she can dream is about escaping that madness.

I have been for about two and a half years in almost daily contact with her. In all this time we have developed a deep relationship: she has become like a sister to me. Her pain is deeply rooted on my heart.

With a lot of personal effort and struggle, I have managed to send her several chunks of money to allow her family members to leave the country before her. First her sick father. Her younger brother after that. Later her older brother. Her mom?… dead under the bombs.

The last time I sent her money I was very happy with the idea that soon she would also be out. She crossed the border, she got caught, she was sent back into Syria. She lost the money and all hope…

After that experience she was feeling too embarrassed and hopeless to even talk to me. After insisting I managed to make her talk to me again. She hoped dead, she told me that my efforts to help her it was the only white spot in her total darkness.

The economical effort to help her has been considerable. I have stretched my creativity: done a solitary rifle with one of my works, place a glass jar in a restaurant to get funds, ask for diverse amounts of money to friends and family, sell some photography equipment and much more. Nowadays I feel that all my possible funding sources have dried up. That’s why I start this project hoping that you can help me to help her, hoping that you will become a spot in her darkness too.

I will donate the profits from the sell of this artworks to her. This time I want to have enough for her to get a safer way out, for that I need about 1.500€. Under this text you can find a counter with the amount of money I have collected until now. I offer total transparency. If I manage to run this campaign successfully I will continue the project hoping we can all become more and more white spots in the darkness for other people. I am a person that has simplify his soul to the point to follow only one believe in life, and this is that humanity is about helping each other.

A White Spot In The Darkness is a solidarity project grown on the words of Reham, a terribly sad person. Trapped in Syria, all she can dream about is escaping that madness.

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A White Spot In The Darkness is a solidarity project grown on the words of Reham, a terribly sad person. Trapped in Syria, all she can dream is about escaping that madness.

I have been for about two and a half years in almost daily contact with her. In all this time we have developed a deep relationship: she has become like my sister. Her pain is deeply rooted on my heart.

With a lot of personal effort and struggle, I have managed to send her several chunks of money to allow her family members to leave the country before her. First her sick father. Her younger brother after that. Later her older brother. Her mom?... dead under the bombs.

The last time I sent her money I was very happy with the idea that soon she would also be out. She crossed the border, she got caught, she was sent back into Syria. She lost the money and all hope...

After that experience she was feeling too embarrassed and hopeless to even talk to me. After insisting I managed to make her talk to me again. She hoped dead, she told me that my efforts to help her it was the only white spot in her total darkness. 

The economical effort to help her has been considerable. I have stretched my creativity: done a solitary rifle with one of my works, place a glass jar in a restaurant to get funds, ask for diverse amounts of money to friends and family, sell some photography equipment and much more. Nowadays I feel that all my possible funding sources have dried up. That's why I start this project hoping that you can help me to help her, hoping that you will become a spot in her darkness too.

I will donate the profits from the sell of this artworks to her. This time I want to have enough for her to get a safer way out, for that I need about 1.500€. Under this text you can find a counter with the amount of money I have collected until now. I offer total transparency. If I manage to run this campaign successfully I will continue the project hoping we can all become more and more white spots in the darkness for other people. I am a person that has simplify his soul to the point to follow only one believe in life, and this is that humanity is about helping each other.