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

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Updates 8

Only one week left!

23/09/2020 at 5:02 PM

Update: this is it,  the last week of our pledge me campaign! We are beyond thrilled with the amazing support so far! Thank you all! However making a book is no easy task and we're facing some extra costs that we didn't anticipate. So we really need one last push.  If you're thinking of pledging you only have until the 30th of September, that's next Wednesday, to do it. 

 

Laire also has a new reward, by popular request.  It's a T-shirt and a poster! You have already met our poster boy, Peter Cox,  skipper of the Ulva Island Water Taxi. Now you can get a t-shirt and an A3 poster for $45! T shirts are limited sizes M- XXL. 

 

There are also only 2 copies of the hard cover book left for pick up so if you've been procrastinating,  buy now so you don't miss out. 

 

If you have selected bank transfer you will be contacted after the 30th with payment details. If you don't see an email remember to check your spam folder.  

 

The paperwork and printing process will take a while so please be patient.  We're hoping, all going well, to have the book printed by early November and there will be a red carpet  book launch party when it arrives. So get your glad rags and your stepping out gumboots ready! 

 

Thanks everyone,  from an admin gnome.

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 173

    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
    Anonymous pledger
    2020-08-13 18:59:00 +1200
    Lisa Grace
    2020-08-13 18:42:51 +1200

    "Congratulations Lairka! "

    Linda Reid
    2020-08-13 18:42:05 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2020-08-13 18:39:37 +1200
    Mike Douglass
    2020-08-13 18:28:18 +1200
    Jo Learmonth
    2020-08-13 18:14:16 +1200
    Monika Jürjens
    2020-08-13 18:04:52 +1200

    "Good luck with your book, dear Laire! :)"

    Ashleigh Dobson
    2020-08-13 17:55:21 +1200

    "Looking forward to seeing this published! "

    Jeanette Mackay
    2020-08-13 17:47:58 +1200
    Jeanette Mackay
    2020-08-13 17:46:18 +1200
    Daniel Meads
    2020-08-13 17:37:45 +1200
    Jo Leask
    2020-08-13 17:23:21 +1200
    John Pihi Neave
    2020-08-13 17:17:30 +1200

    "What a great project!"

    Kath Johnson
    2020-08-13 17:10:47 +1200
    Anita
    2020-08-13 17:07:49 +1200
    Sharon Pasco
    2020-08-13 17:07:45 +1200

    "Woohoo - how exciting! Can't wait to see this book in print. Thank you and good luck!"

    Debra Sturm
    2020-08-13 17:01:11 +1200

    "Blessings Wahine Toa❤️"

    Craig
    2020-08-13 16:59:54 +1200

    "yay, may your wishes come true "

    Linda Reid
    2020-08-13 16:35:53 +1200

    "What a fantastic idea !"

    Anonymous pledger
    2020-08-13 16:34:25 +1200

    "Good luck😁"

    Carla
    2020-08-13 16:31:33 +1200
    tomas
    2020-08-13 16:23:04 +1200
    Lania Davis
    2020-08-13 15:32:21 +1200

    "🙏🏼💓 love this project can’t wait for the book ☺️"

    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

    Only one week left!

    23/09/2020 at 5:02 PM

    Update: this is it,  the last week of our pledge me campaign! We are beyond thrilled with the amazing support so far! Thank you all! However making a book is no easy task and we're facing some extra costs that we didn't anticipate. So we really need one last push.  If you're thinking of pledging you only have until the 30th of September, that's next Wednesday, to do it. 

     

    Laire also has a new reward, by popular request.  It's a T-shirt and a poster! You have already met our poster boy, Peter Cox,  skipper of the Ulva Island Water Taxi. Now you can get a t-shirt and an A3 poster for $45! T shirts are limited sizes M- XXL. 

     

    There are also only 2 copies of the hard cover book left for pick up so if you've been procrastinating,  buy now so you don't miss out. 

     

    If you have selected bank transfer you will be contacted after the 30th with payment details. If you don't see an email remember to check your spam folder.  

     

    The paperwork and printing process will take a while so please be patient.  We're hoping, all going well, to have the book printed by early November and there will be a red carpet  book launch party when it arrives. So get your glad rags and your stepping out gumboots ready! 

     

    Thanks everyone,  from an admin gnome.

    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...

     

     

      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
      Anonymous pledger
      2020-08-13 18:59:00 +1200
      Lisa Grace
      2020-08-13 18:42:51 +1200

      "Congratulations Lairka! "

      Linda Reid
      2020-08-13 18:42:05 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2020-08-13 18:39:37 +1200
      Mike Douglass
      2020-08-13 18:28:18 +1200
      Jo Learmonth
      2020-08-13 18:14:16 +1200
      Monika Jürjens
      2020-08-13 18:04:52 +1200

      "Good luck with your book, dear Laire! :)"

      Ashleigh Dobson
      2020-08-13 17:55:21 +1200

      "Looking forward to seeing this published! "

      Jeanette Mackay
      2020-08-13 17:47:58 +1200
      Jeanette Mackay
      2020-08-13 17:46:18 +1200
      Daniel Meads
      2020-08-13 17:37:45 +1200
      Jo Leask
      2020-08-13 17:23:21 +1200
      John Pihi Neave
      2020-08-13 17:17:30 +1200

      "What a great project!"

      Kath Johnson
      2020-08-13 17:10:47 +1200
      Anita
      2020-08-13 17:07:49 +1200
      Sharon Pasco
      2020-08-13 17:07:45 +1200

      "Woohoo - how exciting! Can't wait to see this book in print. Thank you and good luck!"

      Debra Sturm
      2020-08-13 17:01:11 +1200

      "Blessings Wahine Toa❤️"

      Craig
      2020-08-13 16:59:54 +1200

      "yay, may your wishes come true "

      Linda Reid
      2020-08-13 16:35:53 +1200

      "What a fantastic idea !"

      Anonymous pledger
      2020-08-13 16:34:25 +1200

      "Good luck😁"

      Carla
      2020-08-13 16:31:33 +1200
      tomas
      2020-08-13 16:23:04 +1200
      Lania Davis
      2020-08-13 15:32:21 +1200

      "🙏🏼💓 love this project can’t wait for the book ☺️"

      Followers of Copeisolation 2020 Rakiura/ Stewart Island by Lairka Photography

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