Retrato Nómada: Gipuzkoa

Contributing $ 6
THANK YOU!

Because each euro counts and we really appreciate it.

In return you will receive:

  • An email of ACKNOWLEDGMENT , of course!
  • Your NAME BETWEEN THE PATRONS

Remember that any donation, of any amount, DEDUCTS in the income tax in Spain.

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Contributing $ 8
NOMAD POSTCARD

Because deep inside we are romantic.

In return you will receive:

  • A SURPRISE POSTCARD of the trip we have made so far, in your home and with our THANKS
  • Your NAME BETWEEN THE PATRONS

Remember that any donation, of any amount, DEDUCTS in the income tax in Spain.

> 06 Backers
Contributing $ 22
TOTE BAG

Because we are tired of plastic and they are very useful to go shopping, for example.

In return you will receive:

  • A 100% COTTON BAG with the BITXA illustrated by Luis Pericás and screen printed by GKo Art Studio.
  • A SURPRISE POSTCARD printed in digital made during the trip and a customized dedication as ACKNOWLEDGMENT
  • SHIPPING to your home included
  • Your NAME BETWEEN THE PATRONS


Remember that any donation, of any amount, DEDUCTS in the income tax in Spain.

> 33 Backers
Contributing $ 33
HANDCRAFTED NOTEBOOK WITH SURPRISE

Because memory fails us more than we would like to, and it is always better if it is written in paper, we always use hand-made notebooks by a very special craftsman.

In return you will receive:

  • A NOTEBOOK of 100 pages, hand made by an artisan from Tolosa with the lining of the same fabric that we use as background for our portraits
  • A SURPRISE POSTCARD printed in digital made during the trip and a personalized dedication as ACKNOWLEDGMENT
  • SHIPPING to your home included
  • Your NAME BETWEEN THE PATRONS

Remember that any donation, of any amount, DEDUCTS in the income tax in Spain.

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Contributing $ 33
SERIGRAFÍA de la BITXA

La BITXA tiene mucha personalidad y además es el centro de esta aventura.

A cambio recibirás:

  • Una SERIGRAFIA A3 con la BITXA ilustrada por Luis Voodoo y serigrafiada por GKo Art Studio.
  • Una POSTAL SORPRESA impresa en digital hecha durante el viaje y una dedicatoria personalizada como AGRADECIMIENTO
    ENVÍO a tu casa incluido
  • Tu NOMBRE ENTRE LOS MECENAS

Recuerda que cualquier donación, de la cuantía que sea, se DESGRAVA en el impuesto de la renta.

> 00 Backers
Contributing $ 44
ECO PACK

So that we try to reduce the use of plastics in our daily basis.

In return you will receive:

  • One 400ml ALUMINUM BOTTLE with an exclusive design
  • A 100% COTTON BAG with the BITXA illustrated by Luis Pericás and screen printed by GKo Art Studio.
  • A SURPRISE POSTCARD printed in digital made during the trip and a customized dedication as ACKNOWLEDGMENT
  • SHIPPING to your home included
  • Your NAME BETWEEN THE PATRONS

Remember that any donation, of any amount, DEDUCTS in the income tax in Spain.

> 09 Backers
Contributing $ 50
FOR THE FIRST - NUMBERED AUTHOR PHOTOGRAPH


Discount for the first 10 contributions, then 60€.
Because in the end what we do best are photographs.

In return you will receive:

  • A NUMBERED PHOTOGRAPHY printed in digital at 15x20cm made during the trip
  • Certificate of AUTHENTICITY signed and sealed
  • Thank-you letter**
  • SHIPPING to your home included
  • Your NAME BETWEEN THE PATRONS

You can choose between these photographs:
# 1 and # 2 of Carlos and # 3 and # 4 of Eli

You can see them bigger in the description on the left.

Remember that any donation, of any amount, DEDUCTS in the income tax in Spain.

> 10 Backers
Contributing $ 55
NOMAD PACK

For those who want almost everything!
Pack limited to 5 units.

In return you will receive:

  • A ECO PACK (an aluminium bottle + a cotton bag + a surprise postcard)
  • A NOTEBOOK of 100 pages, hand made by an artisan from Tolosa with the lining of the same fabric that we use as background for our portraits
  • Thank-you letter**
  • SHIPPING to your home included
  • Your NAME BETWEEN THE PATRONS

Remember that any donation, of any amount, DEDUCTS in the income tax in Spain.

> 15 Backers
Contributing $ 66
FOTOGRAFÍA de AUTOR NUMERADA

Porque al final lo que mejor hacemos son fotografías.

A cambio recibirás:

  • Una FOTOGRAFÍA NUMERADA impresa en digital a 15x20cm hecha durante el viaje
  • Certificado de AUTENTICIDAD firmado y sellado
  • Carta de AGRADECIMIENTO
  • ENVÍO a tu casa incluido
  • Tu NOMBRE ENTRE LOS MECENAS

Puedes escoger entre estas fotografías:
#1 y #2 de Carlos y #3 y #4 de Eli

Puedes verlas a mayor tamaño en la parte inferior de la descripción de la izquierda.

Recuerda que cualquier donación, de la cuantía que sea, se DESGRAVA en el impuesto de la renta.

> 00 Backers
Contributing $ 94
FOR THE FIRST - LIMITED AUTHOR PHOTOGRAPHY


Discount for the first 10 contributions, then 100€.
Because in the end what we do best are photographs and these are LIMITED .

In return you will receive:

  • A LIMITED SHOT PHOTOGRAPH printed in digital at 20x30cm made during the trip with a LIMITED EDITION of 25 copies
  • Certificate of AUTHENTICITY signed and sealed
  • Thank-you letter
  • Your NAME BETWEEN THE MECHENES
  • SHIPPING to your home included

You can choose between these photographs:

5 and #6 of Carlos and #7 and #8 of Eli

You can see them bigger in the description on the left.

Remember that any donation, of any amount, DEDUCTS in the income tax in Spain.

> 10 Backers
Contributing $ 110
FOTOGRAFÍA de AUTOR LIMITADA

Porque al final lo que mejor hacemos son fotografías y estas son LIMITADAS.

A cambio recibirás:

  • Una FOTOGRAFÍA DE TIRADA LIMITADA impresa en digital a 20x30cm hecha durante el viaje con una EDICIÓN LIMITADA de 25 copias
  • Certificado de AUTENTICIDAD firmado y sellado
  • Carta de AGRADECIMIENTO
  • Tu NOMBRE ENTRE LOS MECENAS
  • ENVÍO a tu casa incluido

Puedes escoger entre estas fotografías:
#5 y #6 de Carlos y #7 y #8 de Eli

Puedes verlas a mayor tamaño en la parte inferior de la descripción de la izquierda.

Recuerda que cualquier donación, de la cuantía que sea, se DESGRAVA en el impuesto de la renta.

> 08 Backers
Contributing $ 386
PORTRAIT SESSION PACK in EUSKADI

We love meeting Euskadi and the people who live there. This reward is addressed to other populations, social entities, associations, schools, festivals or individuals who want to portray their family or community.

In return you will receive:

  • A VISIT with Bitxa to your place of residence, in Euskadi. We will show you how it is and how we live and work in it
  • A PORTRAIT SESSION as we usually do, delivering a copy of size 10x15cm and the same photograph in digital format for each portrayed. (Maximum 50 people in one session day, if you need more portraits or you want us to be more days you can get more Packs.)
  • Your NAME BETWEEN THE PATRONS

To specify dates, we will do it in a customized way and through the mail. We will organize our route according to the appointments that are acquired.

Remember that any donation, of any amount, DEDUCTS in the income tax in Spain.

> 00 Backers
Contributing $ 552
PORTRAIT SESSION PACK in SPAIN

We love to know all the corners of the peninsula and the people who inhabit it. This reward is aimed to other populations, social entities, associations, schools, festivals or individuals who want to portray their family or community.

In return you will receive:

  • A VISIT with Bitxa to your place of residence. We will show you how it is and how we live and work in it
  • A PORTRAIT SESSION as we usually do, delivering a copy of size 10x15cm and the same photograph in digital format for each portrayed. (Maximum 50 people in one session day, if you need more portraits or you want us to be more days you can get more Packs.)
  • Your NAME BETWEEN THE PATRONS

To specify dates, we will do it in a customized way and through the mail. We will organize our route according to the appointments that are acquired. If you live in the Canary Islands or the Balearic Islands, we are open to speak about it.

Remember that any donation, of any amount, DEDUCTS in the income tax.

> 00 Backers
Contributing $ 4,414
PORTRAIT SESSION for your INSTITUTION OR COMPANY

This would be crazy, but it would be very beautiful and, above all, viable madness. This reward is aimed toinstitutions or companies with social commitment, be they cooperatives, federations, etc.

In return you will receive:

  • A VISIT with Bitxa to the place you tell us.
  • A COMPLETE PHOTO SESSION of all workers
  • Each portray would take a COPY of size 10x15cm and the same photograph in digital format
  • Design and production of A PRINTED BOOK on the institution or company with all the portraits
  • Your NAME BETWEEN THE PATRONS
  • Your company LOGO in some visible corner of the Bitxa and on the website

Remember that any donation, of any amount, DEDUCTS in the income tax.

> 00 Backers

About this project

Create a photographic archive from portraits made to the inhabitants of small towns of Gipuzkoa with a nomadic photo studio.
Task Minimum Optimum
Fees for 10 sessions
We have calculated fees adapted to the possibilities of the project. We are two professionals working in 10 different villages, 10 weekends, 10 hours each day, which causes us to charge €9 per hour.
$ 3,972
Preproduction
We like teamwork and we prefer to have a professional with the capacity and resources to contact the different municipalities or entities, manage permits, facilities, etc.
$ 331
Video documentation of the activity
While we are doing the portraits we cannot document everything that happens around, so we would like to have the help of a camera man, for having visual material to explain in the future what we do.
$ 938
Communication and dissemination
We like teamwork and we prefer to have a professional with the capacity and resources to manage communication, press, website and social networks for the dissemination of the project while we visit the villages.
$ 772
Extra Fees
This amount would compensate the initial fees and what the collected would be invested directly in developing the activity in future destinations.
$ 1,765
Material Minimum Optimum
Photographic copies for each portrayed
To print the copies that we will deliver to each portrayed. We use a Canon Selphy CP1300 thermal sublimation printer.
$ 441
Photographic copies for the City Council
To print the copies that we will deliver to each municipality or local organization. We use a Canon Selphy CP1300 thermal sublimation printer.
$ 441
Photographic copies for the traveling exhibition
To print the copies that will be part of the traveling exhibition. In each town the exhibition will vary by adding a selection of new portraits made. We use a Canon Selphy CP1300 thermal sublimation printer.
$ 110
Gasoline
Taking into account our experience and the number of kilometres we will travel through Gipuzkoa, we calculate an average cost of 140€ of gasoline per month, pulling down.
$ 463
Expenses
As we cook in our motorhome, with €100 of expenses per month for two people is more than enough.
$ 441
Gas
We carry a refillable gas bottle with us to cook, the fridge and the hot water. Controlling consumption a little, means an expense of €10 per month.
$ 55
Rubber stamp
To leave our mark on the rewards and in the places where we pass!
$ 20
Carton boxes
Pack of 50 carton boxes (no box packs with fewer units) of 10x15x5 cm to deliver portraits to local organizations.
$ 58
Professional Printer
So far we have used a small dye sublimation printer from Canon. It went well until we had the accident, since then it is not the same...
$ 883
Infrastructure Minimum Optimum
Domain + Hosting
It is necessary to buy a domain and the hosting has to be paid annually. We will take care of it the following years.
$ 33
Online Photo Archive
The Online Photo Archive will consist on a website where you can find all the portraits we have made. It will be organized by towns and with maps for searching.
$ 1,655
"Minimum" rewards
Estimated to cover the cost of producing rewards and sending them in the first phase of the campaign.
$ 883
Derived costs "Minimum"
Costs derived from bank commissions (0.8%) and commission expenses from the goteo.org platform (4%) in the first phase of the campaign.
$ 402
4G connection
As it is not always possible to connect to a free Wifi, it would be perfect to have a 4G connection to send all the portraits we are doing by email and update the photographic archive.
$ 166
Unforeseen
An estimate of unforeseen expenses of 10% of the minimum amount. For example: if a camera breaks down, if we have to repair something of the motorhome etc.
$ 883
Motorhome insurance
It is important (apart from mandatory) to have a good insurance that allows us to drive among the villages that are in the mountains of Gipuzkoa.
$ 276
Translations
Translation of the website www.retratonomada.com to three languages: Euskera, Catalan and English, because the "Nomadic Portrait: Photographic Archive of Portrait" has no limits!
$ 883
"Optimal" rewards
Estimate to cover the cost of producing rewards and sending them in the second phase of the campaign.
$ 993
Other derived costs "Optimal"
Costs derived from bank commissions (0.8%) and commission expenses from the goteo.org platform (4%) in the second phase of the campaign.
$ 303
Total $ 8,976 $ 17,169
Necessary
Supplemental

General information

What is a portable studio?

We use the outside of the motorhome as a professional photographic set.
We open the awning, put a cloth as a background and black curtains to get a more intimate corner. Thus, we make the model feel more comfortable.


In the photo above we did not put the fabrics because of the strong wind was blowing.

What is the traveling exhibition room?

We want all activity to happen around Bitxa. On one side we will have the study and on the other we will organize the exhibition, where the inhabitants of the town we reach will be able to see the portraits that we have been doing in previous villages.

What will we do with the portraits?

  • We will deliver them to each participant. A copy 10x15 cm in photographic paper and the digital format by email.
  • We will deliver to the local agency a customized box with 10x15cm portraits and the digital format.
  • We will make an exhibition on the side of the motorhome with the portraits we are making.
  • We will create a website that will be the Photographic Archive with all the portraits organized by population.

Description of the project. Main features, strengths and differentials.

Living in the motorhome we can approach people differently.
It gives us the opportunity to learn how other people live in each place and to share our lifestyle.

Which are our goals?

The main purpose of this project is to create a photographic archive of portraits. This project will start being local, in Gipuzkoa, and will be also developed at state and European level. This photographic archive will be released through the website www.retratonomada.com, where the portraits will be organized by population.
Thus, through portraits we make in each town, we will leave a record for the local institution of who and how were the people who lived in town in 2020.
The photography is a reflection tool. The act of photographing will be a social event in the villages that will encourage sharing, observation and reflection both individually and collectively.

At the same time, the exhibition will be mounted in the outside of the Bitxa, will encourage people from different villages meet and know each other.

What will be our dynamics?

The first step will be to contact the councils and local management entities in small towns of Gipuzkoa.

Once we have established the route on the map, we will begin the “Nomad Portrait: Gipuzkoa” trip in spring 2020 visiting town by town, as traveling photographers used to do.

We will arrive in the village on Thursday, we will settle and mount the exhibition on the left side of the motorhome with the portraits we have been making.

On Saturday and Sunday, we will portray whoever wants to participate in.

It is an open and transversal activity, free for all the participants and, of course, optional.

On Monday we will prepare all the material in physical and digital format to give it to the local entities so that it is kept well. We will also update the website and send the portrait to each participant by email.

Why this is important

After living in Barcelona for fifteen years, we chose to reduce material possessions and approach minimalism and the slow movement. We wanted to stop consuming for consuming and being in a hurry. We went from living in a city to living in a small motor home.

This option helped us to get closer to people and, above all, learn from all the people we meet along the way.

This project is aimed at those who care about Basque territory and culture, photography lovers, those interested in anthropology or social studies, people who consider their lifestyle, those who travel, to the nomads, but mainly to the people who live in small places who are sometimes relegated in the background.

We want to do it because we know that each story is important, that each person is important and there is always something to learn from them. Because sharing the identity of a people is keeping memory alive forever.

Team and experience

Seventeen months after leaving Barcelona, they have travelled more than 10,000 km, and carried out this activity in Tolosa with the support of Box.A Arte Elkartea, Kontenporanea and Girabira Contemporary Art Festival in Irun, and at the Wereldwijf Art Festival of Heerlijkheid in Zetten, The Netherlands.

We have also been portraying interesting characters who crossed our journey, who many ended up being friends. From a small farmer from Alegia to a bison guide in Poland, a French activist / kayaker and two enterprising women (mother and daughter) in Cabo de Gata.


Last map update: August 4, 2019

About Us

We are a couple of photographers. A Basque and a Majorcan who met each other living in Barcelona 5 years ago. Each one of us has developed different aspects in Photography. Eli (www.eligarmendia.com) worked more on the artistic side of photography with personal projects and exhibitions, and Carlos (www.carlospericas.net) worked on the world of commissioning, focused on portraiture.


Latvia, 2015

Example of assembly of the study and its result.

Peio Zabala (76) from Amezketa portrayed in Arantzazu, his home.


PHOTOGRAPHIC REWARDS

These are the NUMBERED AUTHOR PHOTOGRAPHS printed in digital size 15x20cm made during the first year of the route. All them are eligible.
Images #1 and #2 are made by Carlos and #3 and #4 by Eli.

These are the AUTHOR PHOTOGRAPHS, LIMITED SHOT of 25 copies, printed in digital size 20x30cm made during the first year of the route. All them are eligible.
Images #5 and #6 are made by Carlos and #7 and #8 by Eli.

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