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Millions of negatives, years of looking hopefully at good stuff and a huge gene pool of willing folks have made this book happen.
Millions of negatives, years of looking hopefully at good stuff and a huge gene pool of willing folks have made this book happen.
159 backers pledged $27,443 to help bring this project to life.

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  This is a book about how a very large family and their many partners and offspring get through the day.  There are babies being pushed out and food being cooked and dreamers staring at the ceiling.  There are empty beds in good light.  This is how I see the folks I love and sometimes not even like so much.  I have been looking at them through my view finder since most of them were small and I have followed them around mosh pits and hangouts and fights with their boyfriends and girlfriends.  I got my nose pierced at 48 so that I could sneak around a bunch of teenagers with less hassle.  I was driven to witness all of it and leave behind a record of what it looked and felt like to be them.  And some of it describes me, of course.

Bad Ass Grandma covers 12 years of this life.   It has been quite challenging to make pictures about grown children with lives of their own.  They no longer slouch on my old saggy couch and bitch about going to school.  Their body language is more subtle, their worries more profound.

 

 

 

 

I know this is important work.  It speaks of the proper life of regular folks with no sensational hyperbole.  It is how I see the most casual glance or a show stopping piece of dust on a table.

Risks and challenges

I am fully prepared to become a starving artist to fulfill my dream of seeing this book launched into the world. The hard work of making the pictures is done and dusted and the edit is also nearly finished. Daylight will distribute Bad Ass Grandma in time for the art fairs in Miami next December and I am confidant that the book contains work of consequence. The daunting task of raising money due to the fact that Daylight is a non-profit is giving me sleepless nights but I have faith that all of you will help make this a successful adventure.

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