A post is live on Gizmodo today about a Commons contributor (Evan-Amos) who takes high quality photos of video game systems and hardware.[1] Towards the end it mentions that Evan started a Kickstarter to fund his efforts to buy and photograph more systems as part of an online museum.[2]

Anyone know if this is the first Wikimedia-related Kickstarter campaign, or has it happened before? What do people think about someone raising ~$13k to contribute photos to Commons? How does that fit in the debate about paid editing? To me it has a very different feel than, say, Wiki-PR. But...

[1] http://gizmodo.com/how-i-became-gamings-most-popular-and-anonymous-photog-1456749754
[2] http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1699256938/the-vanamo-online-game-museum