EyeEye to the future.
99 photo NFTs from The Blossom expedition
At EyeEye, we work to preserve exceptional photos of the physical past for the digitized future. To take this idea as far as we can, we have decided to offer a limited number of artistically restored 99 years old celluloid negatives as unique photographic NFTs.
A truly rare and physically scarce collection.
Each NFT gives you ownership to the unique digital image on the blockchain
Some photos in each series are more unique since only one variation is created, but rarity is not the only aesthetic parameter. Collecting a series of variations in different colors has impressive value to the owner.
- Each NFT gives you ownership to the unique digital image on the blockchain.
- The image resolution of the NFT is high enough to flawlessly exhibit on 4K screens or print in 180×100 cm.
- It will be stored eternally on the InterPlanetaryFileSystem (IPFS) at a size of 25MB.
- EyeEye has one mission and that is offering original historical images as NFTs.
- If you decide to sell your NFT on the second market that is possible with a few clicks on your mobile phone at one of the many marketplaces for NFTs.
- With each sale there is a royalty of 10% that goes to EyeEye.
The blockchain for The Blossom NFT collection
THE BLOSSOM NFT EXPEDITION
Our voyage into the new world of digital art will take place on the Blossom NFT Expedition. The real world expedition set sail 99 years ago, in 1923, from Connecticut, USA to Africa, South America, and the islands of the South Atlantic Ocean. We will, of course, be releasing 99 NFTs in four series for the journey in to the Metaverse.
The photos from The Blossom Expedition
Because the Blossom Expedition was a scientific exploration (its purpose was to collect and study birds), these photo NFTs come with full documentation of time, place and subject description, despite being 99 years old. For anyone who has ever wanted to own rare images of our shared cultural history, this is a unique opportunity. The patina of time is clearly visible in the 99 year old photos aiding you to travel back in time as passenger on the expedition. The three-masted schooner that carried the expedition was the Lucy R, built in 1920. Upon purchase by the Museum, she was renamed the Blossom in honor of the expedition’s benefactor. (Mrs. Dudley S. Blossom.)
The work behind the Blossom NFT Expedition
From a historic collection of hundreds of photos, only a few made its way to The Blossom NFT collection. They have all been artistically restored for their aesthetic quality in four series. All 25 NFTs in each series is unique. However there are artistically restored variations of the same photo.
The ship had a photographic dark room, a radio room and a drying room for specimens.
The ship was completely overhauled and equipped with everything necessary for a long voyage. In addition to a large cabin that provided living space for the crew, there was a photographic dark room, a radio room and a drying room for specimens. George Finlay Simmons, a Texas ornithologist was hired as expedition leader, and a crew of 15 embarked on a nearly three-year Atlantic voyage to fill the museum’s shelves with bird, reptile, fish, plant and some geological specimens. Captain Emery Gray was selected to command the ship. John da Lomba, a native of the Cape Verde island of Brava and an experienced sailor, ably assisted Gray. Manuel Tomas Chantre, a former US Navy sailor, served as navigator. Carl Robertson, a reporter from Cleveland’s The Plain Dealer, was on board to send back eyewitness reports.
Along with a crew of seven college men, the expedition set off on October 29, 1923. The Blossom reached back to Charleston, South Carolina on June 4, 1926, after traveling 20,000 miles in 31 months. The men’s journey was one of adventure, mishaps, exotic islands, humor, colorful characters and even a little romance.
FAQ and ROADMAP for The Blossom NFT Expedition
You can buy The Blossom Expedition NFTs at the Opensea marketplace and a on JPG.store from our first mint.
The Blossom Expedition is a limited series consisting of 99 NFTs. All the NFTs are by photos taking during The Blossom Expedition. The NFTs will be available through Opensea and JPG.store.
The Blossom NFTs will drop on a current basis at Opensea. So, remember to follow us at our social media platforms to stay up to date.