Copeisolation 2020 Rakiura/ Stewart Island by Lairka Photography

By Shona Sangster

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Copeisolation 2020 Rakiura:: Stewart Island By Lairka Photography

Project 2020-07-21 18:02:25 +1200

March 25, 2020: New Zealand announced Day One of the lockdown. COVID-19 was rampaging its way through the World and life seemed uncertain for everyone. At the same time on Stewart Island NZ, we were asked to stay within our bubble, an island of 400 people. 

Very spontaneously I created one bubble to house all the other bubbles. A work of photography, art, humour. To draw us all closer together within our isolation. While practicing 2m safe distance and common sense.

This limited edition, Copeisolation book, with 224 pages, will be available in soft or hard cover, features photographs of Stewart Islanders in their respectful bubbles during the lockdown so that the community will remember in years to come. 

When our tiny island found beauty within a time of fear.

Your pledges will help me get the Copeisolation book published as it will cover the costs of printing. This $12,000 is to cover the cost of printing, without this we can't produce the book. By acting now you will also secure a copy of this limited edition book

My Story 

 
I used to lived in a land, far far away, called Estonia in Northern Europe by the Baltic Sea. My childhood experiences  have steered my life towards art, dance and photography.
 
One sunny morning I woke up, and found myself in another land, far far away, called New Zealand. I have grown and transformed, since I started traveling and seeing the world with my own eyes and experience. My professional dance career started to fade into the background, and more and more I started holding my camera box in my hand. I wanted to share with you what I saw.
 
I now live permanently in NZ and for the past four years on Stewart Island where I have been more connected with nature, which is one of my biggest inspirations in my art, and I have fallen in love with New Zealand's laid back lifestyle.  
Since coming to NZ my dream has become a reality and my artwork has received multiple awards and has been recognised internationally.
 For further information about the artist and the project check out the video clip by the BBC, facebook & Instagram
 


Freddie the yoga catFluff

Wayne

Comments

Updates 7

You my say I am dreamer but i am not the only one.

11/09/2020 at 10:10 PM

 

Meanwhile the book gets finnal polish and fix. Somehow my story decided to go around the globe.

I feel very priviledge to be taking part in Care24. global,

PledgeMe campaigner and
Lairka photography
's Laire Purik is making waves! She is one of 80 innovators, adventurers, and activists from around the globe invited to speak at
CARE24.Global
's 2020 event.
The event was created to "inspire, educate, and activate the next generation and give them the confidence to meet the future with optimism."
This free online event starts tomorrow, so don't delay your registration if you're interested! https://

 
 
 
 
Awesome job everyone!
Thank you for Pledgeme fot the promotion.
 
Lairka & Co.

WE DID IT JEHUUUU

30/08/2020 at 9:52 AM

Last night was wild and stormy but something magical happened in the storm - we reached our target!! Now we can afford the printing costs and the book will be a reality!! Thank you so so much to all our supporters! We are waiting for our very first proof to arrive from the printers. But this is not the end, we will keep raising money and selling books until the end of September.  After that payment details for bank transfer people will be sent out.

Yours faithfully,  an administration gnome

For your amusement.

28/08/2020 at 5:31 PM

Sense of humour is a big part of the book process, here is another song for Copeisolation supporters.  Thank you Rosie for sharing your beautiful voice.

 

As you can see we are not far away.  This journey has been challenging for me and my team. 

 

Stay Safe

 

Lairka & Co

 

PS - Pancakes are still available

 

Original song - Katie Melua "Nine Million Bicycles" Reworked for Copeisolation

We got a little bit of media attention to help :)

25/08/2020 at 9:56 AM

Print proofs arrived.

17/08/2020 at 10:21 PM

 

I cannot describe the happiness I am feeling about how far we have come in such a short time with pre-order funding for printing the book.

All my fears are fading and I hope the book will become reality very soon.

I never dreamed that I had to travel to the end of the world, a far faraway land, to self publish my first book.

Thank you everyone.

 

Lairka &  CO team.

 

 

 

Over half way there! Awesome effort everyone.

15/08/2020 at 3:31 PM

Thank you so much Rosie for the song and your beautiful performance. Lairka

Jehuuu!! 75 people Pledgeme last 24 h. Well done!

14/08/2020 at 4:16 PM

Thank you everyone for you amazing response  in the last 24 h, we are almost there:)

Dream a little, dream...

 

 

    Pledgers 166

    DeanneandChris Sara
    2020-08-14 16:02:07 +1200
    Susan Whitley
    2020-08-14 14:55:27 +1200

    "Envisioning a dream is easy, seeing it through is not! Congratulations. What an outstanding achievement! "

    TonyandKarina Neilson
    2020-08-14 13:47:22 +1200

    "We have already ordered a hard copy book for ourselves but these 2 additional ones will be wonderful for gifts. "

    TonyandKarina Neilson
    2020-08-14 13:24:58 +1200

    "We are looking forward to holding a copy of this wonderful project. With so many fantastic photos it will be perfect for the coffee table."

    Angela
    2020-08-14 12:32:17 +1200

    "Good luck Liare with getting to the target to get these books printed :)"

    Sue Ford
    2020-08-14 12:16:36 +1200
    Jessica Kany
    2020-08-14 11:29:21 +1200
    Jessica Kany
    2020-08-14 11:24:30 +1200
    Jessica Kany
    2020-08-14 11:23:48 +1200
    Ann Pullen
    2020-08-14 11:14:25 +1200

    "So excited, it has got this far"

    Anonymous pledger
    2020-08-14 10:03:06 +1200
    D Carmen Hagen
    2020-08-14 09:31:14 +1200
    Bonnie Leask
    2020-08-14 07:54:44 +1200
    Stuart Mckinnon
    2020-08-14 07:20:46 +1200

    "Awesome. Well done you. "

    Anonymous pledger
    2020-08-14 07:03:34 +1200
    Thule Vale
    2020-08-14 04:13:53 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2020-08-13 23:45:04 +1200
    Ulva Goodwillie
    2020-08-13 22:51:34 +1200

    "Can’t wait for your next magical creation 🤩"

    Ulva Goodwillie
    2020-08-13 22:40:34 +1200

    "Inspirational!"

    Sandra Payne
    2020-08-13 22:15:46 +1200
    Rhondda Bergman
    2020-08-13 22:07:21 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2020-08-13 21:48:59 +1200
    Zane
    2020-08-13 21:23:26 +1200
    Sharon Ross
    2020-08-13 21:16:54 +1200

    "Yahoo Laire, we will get this done!"

    Liz Cave
    2020-08-13 21:01:22 +1200
    Leah Rudin-Jones
    2020-08-13 20:55:58 +1200

    "Awesome! Love this project, and so stoked to be a part of it 💙💙💙 Cant wait to see the book!"

    Anonymous pledger
    2020-08-13 20:54:45 +1200
    Emma
    2020-08-13 20:25:47 +1200
    Diana Morris
    2020-08-13 19:59:37 +1200

    "Pineapple icecream ....mmmmm "

    Adrienne Watson
    2020-08-13 19:09:31 +1200

    Followers 4

    Followers of Copeisolation 2020 Rakiura/ Stewart Island by Lairka Photography

    Copeisolation 2020 Rakiura:: Stewart Island By Lairka Photography

    Project 2020-07-21 18:02:25 +1200

    March 25, 2020: New Zealand announced Day One of the lockdown. COVID-19 was rampaging its way through the World and life seemed uncertain for everyone. At the same time on Stewart Island NZ, we were asked to stay within our bubble, an island of 400 people. 

    Very spontaneously I created one bubble to house all the other bubbles. A work of photography, art, humour. To draw us all closer together within our isolation. While practicing 2m safe distance and common sense.

    This limited edition, Copeisolation book, with 224 pages, will be available in soft or hard cover, features photographs of Stewart Islanders in their respectful bubbles during the lockdown so that the community will remember in years to come. 

    When our tiny island found beauty within a time of fear.

    Your pledges will help me get the Copeisolation book published as it will cover the costs of printing. This $12,000 is to cover the cost of printing, without this we can't produce the book. By acting now you will also secure a copy of this limited edition book

    My Story 

     
    I used to lived in a land, far far away, called Estonia in Northern Europe by the Baltic Sea. My childhood experiences  have steered my life towards art, dance and photography.
     
    One sunny morning I woke up, and found myself in another land, far far away, called New Zealand. I have grown and transformed, since I started traveling and seeing the world with my own eyes and experience. My professional dance career started to fade into the background, and more and more I started holding my camera box in my hand. I wanted to share with you what I saw.
     
    I now live permanently in NZ and for the past four years on Stewart Island where I have been more connected with nature, which is one of my biggest inspirations in my art, and I have fallen in love with New Zealand's laid back lifestyle.  
    Since coming to NZ my dream has become a reality and my artwork has received multiple awards and has been recognised internationally.
     For further information about the artist and the project check out the video clip by the BBC, facebook & Instagram
     


    Freddie the yoga catFluff

    Wayne

    Comments

    You my say I am dreamer but i am not the only one.

    11/09/2020 at 10:10 PM

     

    Meanwhile the book gets finnal polish and fix. Somehow my story decided to go around the globe.

    I feel very priviledge to be taking part in Care24. global,

    PledgeMe campaigner and
    Lairka photography
    's Laire Purik is making waves! She is one of 80 innovators, adventurers, and activists from around the globe invited to speak at
    CARE24.Global
    's 2020 event.
    The event was created to "inspire, educate, and activate the next generation and give them the confidence to meet the future with optimism."
    This free online event starts tomorrow, so don't delay your registration if you're interested! https://

     
     
     
     
    Awesome job everyone!
    Thank you for Pledgeme fot the promotion.
     
    Lairka & Co.

    WE DID IT JEHUUUU

    30/08/2020 at 9:52 AM

    Last night was wild and stormy but something magical happened in the storm - we reached our target!! Now we can afford the printing costs and the book will be a reality!! Thank you so so much to all our supporters! We are waiting for our very first proof to arrive from the printers. But this is not the end, we will keep raising money and selling books until the end of September.  After that payment details for bank transfer people will be sent out.

    Yours faithfully,  an administration gnome

    For your amusement.

    28/08/2020 at 5:31 PM

    Sense of humour is a big part of the book process, here is another song for Copeisolation supporters.  Thank you Rosie for sharing your beautiful voice.

     

    As you can see we are not far away.  This journey has been challenging for me and my team. 

     

    Stay Safe

     

    Lairka & Co

     

    PS - Pancakes are still available

     

    Original song - Katie Melua "Nine Million Bicycles" Reworked for Copeisolation

    We got a little bit of media attention to help :)

    25/08/2020 at 9:56 AM

    Print proofs arrived.

    17/08/2020 at 10:21 PM

     

    I cannot describe the happiness I am feeling about how far we have come in such a short time with pre-order funding for printing the book.

    All my fears are fading and I hope the book will become reality very soon.

    I never dreamed that I had to travel to the end of the world, a far faraway land, to self publish my first book.

    Thank you everyone.

     

    Lairka &  CO team.

     

     

     

    Over half way there! Awesome effort everyone.

    15/08/2020 at 3:31 PM

    Thank you so much Rosie for the song and your beautiful performance. Lairka

    Jehuuu!! 75 people Pledgeme last 24 h. Well done!

    14/08/2020 at 4:16 PM

    Thank you everyone for you amazing response  in the last 24 h, we are almost there:)

    Dream a little, dream...

     

     

      DeanneandChris Sara
      2020-08-14 16:02:07 +1200
      Susan Whitley
      2020-08-14 14:55:27 +1200

      "Envisioning a dream is easy, seeing it through is not! Congratulations. What an outstanding achievement! "

      TonyandKarina Neilson
      2020-08-14 13:47:22 +1200

      "We have already ordered a hard copy book for ourselves but these 2 additional ones will be wonderful for gifts. "

      TonyandKarina Neilson
      2020-08-14 13:24:58 +1200

      "We are looking forward to holding a copy of this wonderful project. With so many fantastic photos it will be perfect for the coffee table."

      Angela
      2020-08-14 12:32:17 +1200

      "Good luck Liare with getting to the target to get these books printed :)"

      Sue Ford
      2020-08-14 12:16:36 +1200
      Jessica Kany
      2020-08-14 11:29:21 +1200
      Jessica Kany
      2020-08-14 11:24:30 +1200
      Jessica Kany
      2020-08-14 11:23:48 +1200
      Ann Pullen
      2020-08-14 11:14:25 +1200

      "So excited, it has got this far"

      Anonymous pledger
      2020-08-14 10:03:06 +1200
      D Carmen Hagen
      2020-08-14 09:31:14 +1200
      Bonnie Leask
      2020-08-14 07:54:44 +1200
      Stuart Mckinnon
      2020-08-14 07:20:46 +1200

      "Awesome. Well done you. "

      Anonymous pledger
      2020-08-14 07:03:34 +1200
      Thule Vale
      2020-08-14 04:13:53 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2020-08-13 23:45:04 +1200
      Ulva Goodwillie
      2020-08-13 22:51:34 +1200

      "Can’t wait for your next magical creation 🤩"

      Ulva Goodwillie
      2020-08-13 22:40:34 +1200

      "Inspirational!"

      Sandra Payne
      2020-08-13 22:15:46 +1200
      Rhondda Bergman
      2020-08-13 22:07:21 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2020-08-13 21:48:59 +1200
      Zane
      2020-08-13 21:23:26 +1200
      Sharon Ross
      2020-08-13 21:16:54 +1200

      "Yahoo Laire, we will get this done!"

      Liz Cave
      2020-08-13 21:01:22 +1200
      Leah Rudin-Jones
      2020-08-13 20:55:58 +1200

      "Awesome! Love this project, and so stoked to be a part of it 💙💙💙 Cant wait to see the book!"

      Anonymous pledger
      2020-08-13 20:54:45 +1200
      Emma
      2020-08-13 20:25:47 +1200
      Diana Morris
      2020-08-13 19:59:37 +1200

      "Pineapple icecream ....mmmmm "

      Adrienne Watson
      2020-08-13 19:09:31 +1200

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