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$450
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9
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, November 22 2013 6:34 AM UTC +00:00

About

"I'm a photographer. These are my friends."

First of all, thank you for checking out Sugar Los Angeles. This project was created to share hundreds of images that were shot this year for Sugar LA in a limited edition print book.

Sugar Los Angeles was started in January of 2013 as a way for me to follow my passion for photography and people. The idea behind it was simple, I wanted to shoot un-retouched photographs of the people I knew and present them in a way that was beautiful, real, funny, dark, mysterious, and different, all while allowing them to be themselves in the process. 

I started shooting photographs a little over 4 years ago and when I started, I had a lot of misconceptions about how to photograph people. I was working with other creative people like hairstylists, make up artists, retouchers, etc. to create images which felt to me to be lifeless. I saw these images which at times may have been "beautiful" but they never captured the person in them. 

I soon realized that everything I knew about shooting photographs had everything to do with what I read, what I saw, and how I interpreted it. 

Sugar Los Angeles was created to show people how interesting, unique, and fascinating the world and people really are.

I am always in search of those moments that other photographers may not capture. It is all these little moments which make up the collective whole. No one can accomplish great things. They can accomplish little things which when all strung together, can create something truly magical.

Thank you to everyone who I have had the opportunity to shoot with. 

The women who have been a part of Sugar LA are all strong, intelligent, proud, beautiful, hard working, and I will always represent them in that way. They are mothers, artists, students, waitresses, hairstylists, and the list goes on and on. 

As far as the images go, nothing you see is ever retouched except for a few color corrections. You will not see photoshop work of any kind.

This first campaign will be for funding Sugar LA Year One. Your money will go towards creating the first in a lifelong series of books which will be continuously changing, expanding, and progressing. It will also be used to fund my travels as I meet new people, create new experiences, and share them with you!! 

Thank you again. Enjoy.

Want to know more?

www.sugarlosangeles.com

instagram- @sugarlosangeles

Workshops hosted by

www.weareindustry.com
www.weareindustry.com

Music provided by Seasick Mama

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    Digital copy of Sugar LA Year 1. This will be hundreds of images all shot this year... Many of them unseen.

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    8x10 print. There will be hundreds of images to choose from so I'm sure you will find something you like!

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    8x10 print, digital copy of Sugar LA Year 1. What's 5 more dollars? Oh yeah, I would buy a coffee myself.

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    Limited edition Sugar LA T-Shirt, digital copy of Sugar LA Year 1, and an 8x10 print.

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    16x24 print. These will be limited edition prints signed and numbered. Only a few of each will ever be made.

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    Hard copy of Sugar LA Year 1. Every copy will be signed and numbered by myself. You will also receive the digital copy along with a limited edition 8x10 print of my choice.

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    Sugar Los Angeles will be hosting photography workshops on how to photograph women... respectfully. I will teach you how I direct people to pose, show you how I shoot, and tell you everything I know about taking the "work" out of using the camera so you can focus on your subject. You will have access to any one of them for the next year.... Your choice! Workshops will be hosted in Los Angeles. Workshops hosted by www.weareindustry.com

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    Work with me for a day in LA.
    As a photographer, I found it difficult to find people willing to answer questions about photography when I started. I always want to be an open book and share any information I can with others. I will spend the day with you, my fellow photographer, and show you what I do. You will have the opportunity to come with me on a shoot and see the entire process.

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