INITIAL MONETARY GOAL: $10,000
This will be a high-quality, professional photo book that will display Jens' work and talents. As you can imagine, printing costs are substantial. Our hope is that collectively, we can offset the up-front costs and make the book available and affordable for all when it is printed.
For this preliminary round, orders will be accepted for one month, closing on September 30th.
After this date, please allow 4-6 weeks for order processing, fulfillment, and shipping … keep in mind we are a small band of individuals wholly devoted to this project, but also juggling day jobs, families, etc.
Photo selection and book design will be the most tedious step in this process, likely to take up to 6 months to finalize a design and send to print.
If we surpass our initial fundraising goal, we plan to stick to the simple privilege of honoring Yens. The first objective is to make the finished book as accessible as possible to anyone and everyone who wants a copy. This is a not-for-profit labor of love ... we will reinvest in this mission as it evolves and resources remain available in our best efforts to commemorate a life lived beautifully. Jens was a big dreamer and, though a photobook was a high aspiration, the dreams don’t stop there. In keeping with the theme interwoven throughout this project, we plan to “Keep the Dream Alive”…
While we are not yet certain what Project Yens could look like after this initial dream is fulfilled, our mission is and will continue to be simple: Honor our beloved Jens Hagen Anderson, and support his Love, his wife, Jonell Rae Anderson.
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