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By Forest McMullin
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About this project

Selections from Day & Night have been successfully exhibited in Birmingham, AL, Atlanta, GA, and Philadelphia, PA. Now it's time to bring these provocative pictures of the BDSM (bondage, discipline, sadism, masochism) community to a wider audience. Your support will allow Day & Night to be published in a hard bound coffee table book with high quality reproductions on heavy paper. Kickstarter funds will pay for design, production, and printing of the book. The release will be in 2012.

Day & Night is an examination of identity. Most of us have different ways we behave and different faces we wear, depending on the circumstances in which we find ourselves. There’s the work face, the family face, the face with friends, the one with strangers. These faces merge into the complex construct that is our identity. Perhaps each face is as discreet as a separate identity. With some, these identities are nearly indistinguishable from one to the next. For others, they may be radically different.

When it comes to sexuality, the discussion can become much more complex. We may describe ourselves as male or female, straight or gay, bisexual or transgender. At their core, these descriptors define, to some degree, sexual practice and these practices often define how we envision ourselves, how we want others to see us, and how we choose to navigate the world. It is at the center of our identity and yet it is also the most private expression of that identity. I am curious about the notions of private versus public and how we understand disparities between the two.

These images look at the faces individuals present to the world and contrasts that with the one saved for only a select few. The work challenges assumptions of what is considered normal and acceptable and asks the viewer to re-assess how they see and judge themselves and everyone around them.

Any funds raised in excess of the goal will be split between increasing the number of photographs in the book, increasing the initial print run, and/or paying for travel expenses so the project can pursued outside the Atlanta area.

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    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    You'll receive a personal, hand-written thank-you note from Forest sent to you on the official 5.5" x 8.5" Day & Night color postcard and your name on the thank-you page of the Day & Night website.

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    You'll receive the above PLUS a signed copy of the official Day & Night color poster (size to be determined. For shipping outside the US, please add $2.00)

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    You'll receive all of the above PLUS a signed copy of the book sent to you weeks before it's available to the public. ( For shipping outside the US, please add $ 5.00)

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    You'll receive all of the above PLUS a hand-written thank-you note inside the book, PLUS your name on the acknowledgments page of the book, PLUS an invitation for two to the exclusive pre-publication party for the participants and valued supporters of Day & Night at the Jennifer Schwartz Gallery in Atlanta, GA.

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    Pledge $250 or more About $250

    You'll receive all of the above PLUS a 13" x 16" diptych (retail value $ 400.00) from Day & Night. The diptych will be the photographer's choice and will be an un-editioned, original archival pigment print. (For shipping outside the US, please add $ 10.00)

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    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    You'll receive all of the above PLUS instead of the 13" x 16" print, you'll receive a 24" x 32" print of your choice from Day & Night. This print will be an editioned, original archival pigment print, printed on 100% rag paper and signed on the back (retail value $ 900.00). Your choice will be subject to availability based on the limited editions. (For shipping outside the US, please add $20.00)

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    You'll receive all of the above PLUS a portrait photography session by Forest McMullin at the location of your choice. The session can be in the style of Day & Night if you choose. All travel expenses outside the Atlanta metropolitan area are extra and not included in this reward.

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Funding period

- (30 days)