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Remember that Peter Lik photo that sold for more money than God? Well, photographer Kenneth Wajda wants to outdo it; and to begin his ambitious task, he’s taking to Kickstarter.

His goal:$6,500,000.01: exactly one penny more than Lik’s “Phantom” photo.

In Wajda’s campaign video on Kickstarter, he waxes poetically about his dream to go out there and quite literally just shoot a photo of the sky. But he doesn’t want it to be any photograph, he wants to make it the most expensive photograph ever made. Wajda states that the image will be an inspiration to folks stuck inside on gray, rainy days while they daydream about clear skies.

So what’s he going to do with this money? He wants to take photos of the elderly, blow the images up really large and give the images to their family members.

He’s crazy, right? Not really, but he’s surely satirizing just how expensive a photo can be and appalling salesmanship tactics. On top of that, we should also consider that some dude made lots of money off of Kickstarter just asking people to crowdfund his lunch for him.

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  • Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
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    The Lik photograph was never really confirmed, though. Who knows if it actually sold for that much. Either way, Wajda will probably get his name out there from this project. Can’t hurt! I appreciate the satire.

  • Turbofrog
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    Seems a bit petty.

    Also, in order to be meaningful, the Kickstarter campaign would need to be a single copy of the image available for $6,500,001. You can’t just sell a whole bunch of copies and licenses of an image and say it’s the most valuable, since each of those individual images is essentially worthless.

  • Niall
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    You’re missing a zero on your amount… 😉

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