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A series of today's youth breaking free of what they were raised to believe, and exploring the darker more spiritual side of the world.
A series of today's youth breaking free of what they were raised to believe, and exploring the darker more spiritual side of the world.
21 backers pledged $584 to help bring this project to life.

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Hi my name is Madison Greer McDonald I am a photography student at Ringling College of Art and Design.

I began this kick starter to help me pursue a photo series that I have been working on for about a year now. The series I have entitled Dark Youth is about, but not limited to, the youth of today and there breaking free of what they were raised to believe what is “right.” I wish to tell stories through my photographs about myself and other people who have similar beliefs. How they live there lives and what they believe will become of them after they pass away.

I have noticed that my friends here in Florida who have the same views on religion and spirituality as I do, live much healthier, easy going lives, and do not stress over what others think of them, or what will become of them.

As I travel to New York this winter, I wish to meet more people with interesting views and photograph them to share their stories. Each Image will be entitled with their name, and a quote they live by.

I will be traveling with a DSLR, 35mm film camera, and even a Holga, each image will correspond with the mood that these very different cameras portray. Photos will also be taken in studio and on the streets of New York or even on location such as cemeteries. I will personally be styling and doing makeup as needed on my subjects. I will do all photo retouches and prints as well.

As my rewards mention, if you donate 10 or more dollars, you will receive a print from the series, with a thank you letter. Any smaller donations are just as welcome!

Thank you so much for your support! If you have any questions feel free to ask, and please visit my website to get a feel for what I do!

Madison Greer

mgreerphotos.tumblr.com

Risks and challenges

Risks and challenges I will most likely run into is funds, but that's why I have all of you! All funding will be going towards photography equipment that is rented, travel expences once in the city, (the more you donate the more I can explore New York!), and of course final prints, books and shipping costs.

If I do not meet my entire goal, the project will still continue, but may be held back to a digital form (on my website), the only prints that will be made will be as a thanks to the lovely people I meet and photograph in the city. So keep up the pledges so everyone can enjoy Dark Youth!

As I have been photographing street photography for several years, my knowledge on approaching people is the least of my worries. But as I begin picking out only a few from my hundreds of photos and printing them, I hope to run into little to no bumps such as color calibration, not running out of ink or paper before my shipping date of February and March! However I trust that being trained by highly educated and experienced professionals, will make the process much smoother!

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    Pledge $1 or more About $1.00

    Every dollar moves the project forward! You will receive a thank you email, and be listed in the thank you credits of the Dark Youth photo book, and on my website with all other backers.
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    An 8.5x11" print from my completed series Dark Youth, with a personal thank you note!

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    A 13x19" print from my completed series Dark Youth, with a personal thank you note!

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    A small softcover photobook consisting of all the images from the series, signed and a thank you note.

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    Donate an 8.5x11" print of one of the people I photograph in New York, to that person, and receive the same print for yourself, a thank you note, and of course all backers will be thanked on my website and in the book!

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    A small signed softcover photo book consisting of all the images from the series, a 13x19" print, and a thank you note.

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    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    This pledge is the greatest and most important of them all. As I travel to New York, I will personally be paying for my flight, however my close friend and mentor, Athena Torri (http://www.athenatorri.com/) has done me a huge favor in allowing me to stay with her free of charge. This $100 pledge will be my thank you to her. You, the backer, will receive an 8.5x11" print, Athena will receive a book, a print of her choice, and the remaining funds.
    And of course all backers will be thanked on my website, and in the book.

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