Laura Bellamy is creating 1000 Holy Places Photo Project
5

patrons

$44
per month
"I'm a photographer."  This is how I have defined myself for almost 15 years now.  It's been a journey that has carried me from children's photography to ballroom dance competitions and theatrical performances to weddings.  But my first love, long before photography entered the picture, was art and architecture and the fascination of traveling the world and all it has to offer.

In the midst of all my various photography projects, this was the one thing I kept coming back to.  My first photos were of the National Cathedral in Washington D.C. and after my first trip to Europe, I came back boasting of a total 36 churches captured.  Everywhere I go, I look first for the cathedrals, or any other places of worship no matter the religion.  I have captured temples, Buddhist wats, and basilicas in a variety of styles.

The idea to photograph 1000 of these wonderful works of art came to me not long ago.  I was on a quest to determine just how I wanted to put a project together, and in my hunt to discover ever more churches, I happened across my old copy of "1000 Places To See Before You Die."  And I thought, "What about 1000 HOLY places to see before you die?"  And the project was born.

There was just one problem...many of these places were disappearing before I could ever get to them.  The world is changing and a lot of the architecture and art that I find so compelling is fading away.  There is still much MUCH more for me to see, and to share with all of you!  With your help, I can immortalize these places before they are gone forever, and take you on this journey with me.
Tiers
Start the Journey
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
Thank you, friends! At the $1 level, you can rest easy knowing you're helping along a glorious project for less than you'd spend at most vending machines. Good choice!!
Poll-a-palooza
$3 or more per month 0 patrons
At $3 a month, you gain access to POLLS! I'll occasionally be asking things like "Which photo should I post first?" or "Where should I go next?" Your answers will help me shape this project, and you'll get to see it come to life based on your opinions!
Early Access
$5 or more per month 1 patron
Access for all above tiers!


In addition, you now get EARLY ACCESS to my photos, videos, and blog posts! That's right, you get to see these pieces before the rest of the world!

Behind the Lens
$7 or more per month 2 patrons
A lot goes into creating these photos. With $7 a month, you can see even more of the magic, as I take you behind the lens with "backstage" photos, monthly Q&A's, and MORE!  With this tier, you will also receive a free wallpaper image of one of these beautiful holy places once a month.
Limited Edition
$10 or more per month 2 patrons
This has been a passion project from the start, and every cent goes toward the expenses to make it happen, rather than my own personal gain. However, some of these photos I will be selling in my store in the form of limited edition prints. At the $10 level, you get first crack at these pieces, AND some awesome discounts thrown your way!
Living History
$15 or more per month 0 patrons
Want to know more about these amazing holy places? Here at the $15 level, I'll be posting all sorts of fun facts. trivia, and historical tidbits about the sights. For instance, did you know the Karlskirche in Vienna was featured in the coronation scene in "The Great Race?"
Travel Companion
$20 or more per month 1 patron
This is one of my favorite tiers, as I believe it allows you to feel like you're right alongside me for these trips. Travel Companion is a higher level of many of the previous tiers, including even more backstage photos, voting on local cuisine when I travel, and livestreams ON LOCATION! It's as close as I can get to having you there with me, friend. In addition, you will receive a wallpaper image of one of our beautiful Holy Places once a week! That's 52 total in a year.  It's my way of saying Thank You and Wish You Were Here!
"I'm a photographer."  This is how I have defined myself for almost 15 years now.  It's been a journey that has carried me from children's photography to ballroom dance competitions and theatrical performances to weddings.  But my first love, long before photography entered the picture, was art and architecture and the fascination of traveling the world and all it has to offer.

In the midst of all my various photography projects, this was the one thing I kept coming back to.  My first photos were of the National Cathedral in Washington D.C. and after my first trip to Europe, I came back boasting of a total 36 churches captured.  Everywhere I go, I look first for the cathedrals, or any other places of worship no matter the religion.  I have captured temples, Buddhist wats, and basilicas in a variety of styles.

The idea to photograph 1000 of these wonderful works of art came to me not long ago.  I was on a quest to determine just how I wanted to put a project together, and in my hunt to discover ever more churches, I happened across my old copy of "1000 Places To See Before You Die."  And I thought, "What about 1000 HOLY places to see before you die?"  And the project was born.

There was just one problem...many of these places were disappearing before I could ever get to them.  The world is changing and a lot of the architecture and art that I find so compelling is fading away.  There is still much MUCH more for me to see, and to share with all of you!  With your help, I can immortalize these places before they are gone forever, and take you on this journey with me.

Recent posts by Laura Bellamy

Tiers
Start the Journey
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
Thank you, friends! At the $1 level, you can rest easy knowing you're helping along a glorious project for less than you'd spend at most vending machines. Good choice!!
Poll-a-palooza
$3 or more per month 0 patrons
At $3 a month, you gain access to POLLS! I'll occasionally be asking things like "Which photo should I post first?" or "Where should I go next?" Your answers will help me shape this project, and you'll get to see it come to life based on your opinions!
Early Access
$5 or more per month 1 patron
Access for all above tiers!


In addition, you now get EARLY ACCESS to my photos, videos, and blog posts! That's right, you get to see these pieces before the rest of the world!

Behind the Lens
$7 or more per month 2 patrons
A lot goes into creating these photos. With $7 a month, you can see even more of the magic, as I take you behind the lens with "backstage" photos, monthly Q&A's, and MORE!  With this tier, you will also receive a free wallpaper image of one of these beautiful holy places once a month.
Limited Edition
$10 or more per month 2 patrons
This has been a passion project from the start, and every cent goes toward the expenses to make it happen, rather than my own personal gain. However, some of these photos I will be selling in my store in the form of limited edition prints. At the $10 level, you get first crack at these pieces, AND some awesome discounts thrown your way!
Living History
$15 or more per month 0 patrons
Want to know more about these amazing holy places? Here at the $15 level, I'll be posting all sorts of fun facts. trivia, and historical tidbits about the sights. For instance, did you know the Karlskirche in Vienna was featured in the coronation scene in "The Great Race?"
Travel Companion
$20 or more per month 1 patron
This is one of my favorite tiers, as I believe it allows you to feel like you're right alongside me for these trips. Travel Companion is a higher level of many of the previous tiers, including even more backstage photos, voting on local cuisine when I travel, and livestreams ON LOCATION! It's as close as I can get to having you there with me, friend. In addition, you will receive a wallpaper image of one of our beautiful Holy Places once a week! That's 52 total in a year.  It's my way of saying Thank You and Wish You Were Here!