Grants & Funding

How Chris Buck Raised $56,000 on Kickstarter

December 26, 2016

By David Walker

© Chris Buck

Bryan Cranston and Jon Hamm, 2007, from Uneasy, which features 338 portraits. Buck’s campaign began with a soft launch so that by the time he announced it on social media, he had already raised funds.

  Chris Buck launched a 30-day Kickstarter last June to raise money to publish Uneasy, a collection of 338 color and black-and-white celebrity portraits he’s shot since 1986. He had hoped to raise $35,000—about half the estimated publishing costs—but he ended up raising $56,189 from 436 backers. One reason for his success was certainly his name recognition. “I was as...

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