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This exceptional book is a photographic expression of emotions portrayed through dancers and their bodies.
This exceptional book is a photographic expression of emotions portrayed through dancers and their bodies.
269 backers pledged $21,086 to help bring this project to life.

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BLACK WHITE is:

  • A book of art
  • A deconstructed view of emotions as told through dancers and their bodies
  • My passion. My story. My dream.

Two years ago I began a journey to create my first published book, BLACK WHITE. I wanted to use professional ballet dancers and their bodies as a way to process, explore and deconstruct my own emotional experience. This initial idea has blossomed into a hugely fulfilling project - one that I hope you will be a part of. 

Now that the majority of the shoots and photographs have been completed, I am turning to YOU to help me finish the project. Your donations will be used to fund the printing process and fulfill the dream of publishing my first book. Because of you, this series will become a reality! 

BLACK WHITE is a hardcover book that features high resolution images covering the pages in full and vibrant color. The book is projected to be an 8x12.

With your donation, you will gain access to behind-the-scenes footage of remaining set prep and shoots for the book. You also have the opportunity to order and receive the book before anyone else. If we surpass this kickstarter goal, I will be traveling to NEW locations and adding NEW concepts with NEW dancers! 

OWN THE BOOK, OR GIFT IT!


BLACK WHITE
will be a powerful work of art in your home to spur conversation, reflection, and connection. When purchasing the book during this campaign, you will receive a high-resolution digital postcard that can be used to surprise that special someone for the holidays or to keep as a souvenir. 

Let's do this! <3 

-Curtis Brown

curtisbrownphotography.com 

Really excited to be working with PrintNinja, a Chicago based company that will be working closely with me on the creation of the book!

 

Risks and challenges

Through the next few months I will be working very hard on photographing the final concepts, and putting the book together perfectly! Due to the holidays and dancers schedules, the expected delivery may be later than normal [but as of now we are right on track!]

Please note that the specifications may be subject to minor design tweaks during the production process, but if there are any significant design changes or any unforeseen complications we will keep all backers informed via Kickstarter and through our social media /subscriber network.

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    A BIG thank you!

    A BIG thank you for supporting this project!

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    Signed Postcard

    Postcard of one of the images from the book, with a signed thank you on the back!

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    The Book!

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    Signed Book!

    Receive the book, signed by ME! Your name will also be listed in the back of every book as a contributor.

    Plus a signed thank-you postcard!

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    Twin Pack!

    You get TWO books! One for you, one for a friend!

    Plus two signed thank-you postcards!

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    Print + Signed Book!

    Receive a 16x20 Lustre print of a selected image from the book.

    Also receive the book, signed by me! Your name will be listed in the back of every book as a contributor.

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