Cody Ellingham is creating Photography
7

patrons

$111
per month
I am Cody Ellingham.
I am a photography and digital creator based in Japan.
I created DERIVE in 2016 to tell the story of the world's first cyberpunk city, Tokyo.



Since then the project has grown to take over my life.
I have gone beyond Japan, to tell the story of other places, wandering from the streets of Shanghai to the ancient volcanoes of Hokkaido, from the blistering heat of Taipei in summer to the frigid mountain villages of Niigata on the Sea of Japan.

The way I explore places begins with a wandering process I call DERIVE:
"People focus on the new, or the old, but rarely both. A place is not just as it is, but the result of everything it has been before."

I often meet with other creative human beings, and we take photographs together, hold exhibitions, and collaborate on projects.



With the support of the community I was able to raise $16,000USD on Kickstarter in 2018 to make my photographic series Danchi Dreams into a photobook exploring Japanese public housing as it has never been seen before.





I hope to offer patrons a behind the scenes access to DERIVE through limited-edition instant photos from my journeys. I also aim to give high-res images for wallpapers from time to time, live streaming and other insights, but the main thing I hope to offer you is the DERIVE Wanderer Zine, a (small) magazine I have put together with a few friends.

Whatever city we may be in, whenever it may be, there is a story to tell, and this magazine will tell it.

DERIVE: Behind the scenes
'Behind the scenes' Supporters and above will receive one-of-a-kind instant photos from my wanderings of TOKYO, SHANGHAI, HONG KONG and other cityscapes, as well as a digital copy of DERIVE Wanderer Zine.




DERIVE Wanderer Zine
DERIVE Wanderer Zine will be available to all patrons digitally, with physical copies being sent out to Iconoclast Patrons and above.
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Tiers
Supporter
$5 or more per month 4 patrons
Supporters will get access to the behind the scenes of DERIVE and high-res wallpapers for desktop and phone backgrounds. You will also receive a digital copy of DERIVE Wanderer Zine.
Behind The Scenes
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
Behind The Scenes Supporters will a bundle of one-of-a-kind instant photos from my wanderings of cityscapes such as TOKYO, SHANGHAI, HONG KONG and other cities, as well as a digital copy of DERIVE Wanderer Zine.
Iconoclast
$19.98 or more per month 2 patrons
I will post out small DERIVE photo prints and special items from my explorations as well as a copy of DERIVE Wanderer: A (small) indie zine exploring the past and the future of places.
Goals
$111 of $500 per month
If we can make this goal I will be able to dedicate a full 3 days a week to creating DERIVE content and taking requests for locations to explore and places to visit.
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I am Cody Ellingham.
I am a photography and digital creator based in Japan.
I created DERIVE in 2016 to tell the story of the world's first cyberpunk city, Tokyo.



Since then the project has grown to take over my life.
I have gone beyond Japan, to tell the story of other places, wandering from the streets of Shanghai to the ancient volcanoes of Hokkaido, from the blistering heat of Taipei in summer to the frigid mountain villages of Niigata on the Sea of Japan.

The way I explore places begins with a wandering process I call DERIVE:
"People focus on the new, or the old, but rarely both. A place is not just as it is, but the result of everything it has been before."

I often meet with other creative human beings, and we take photographs together, hold exhibitions, and collaborate on projects.



With the support of the community I was able to raise $16,000USD on Kickstarter in 2018 to make my photographic series Danchi Dreams into a photobook exploring Japanese public housing as it has never been seen before.





I hope to offer patrons a behind the scenes access to DERIVE through limited-edition instant photos from my journeys. I also aim to give high-res images for wallpapers from time to time, live streaming and other insights, but the main thing I hope to offer you is the DERIVE Wanderer Zine, a (small) magazine I have put together with a few friends.

Whatever city we may be in, whenever it may be, there is a story to tell, and this magazine will tell it.

DERIVE: Behind the scenes
'Behind the scenes' Supporters and above will receive one-of-a-kind instant photos from my wanderings of TOKYO, SHANGHAI, HONG KONG and other cityscapes, as well as a digital copy of DERIVE Wanderer Zine.




DERIVE Wanderer Zine
DERIVE Wanderer Zine will be available to all patrons digitally, with physical copies being sent out to Iconoclast Patrons and above.
▼▼


Recent posts by Cody Ellingham

Tiers
Supporter
$5 or more per month 4 patrons
Supporters will get access to the behind the scenes of DERIVE and high-res wallpapers for desktop and phone backgrounds. You will also receive a digital copy of DERIVE Wanderer Zine.
Behind The Scenes
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
Behind The Scenes Supporters will a bundle of one-of-a-kind instant photos from my wanderings of cityscapes such as TOKYO, SHANGHAI, HONG KONG and other cities, as well as a digital copy of DERIVE Wanderer Zine.
Iconoclast
$19.98 or more per month 2 patrons
I will post out small DERIVE photo prints and special items from my explorations as well as a copy of DERIVE Wanderer: A (small) indie zine exploring the past and the future of places.