THROUGH THE WINDOW - A photographic tale of cancer survival
When I was diagnosed with Stage 4 metastatic Colon Cancer in August 2016, I began a year-long program of aggressive chemotherapy treatment, through which I was lucky to experience little in the way of traditional side effects, apart from one - a severe hyper sensitivity to the sun – which put real limitations on my award-winning landscape photography pursuits.
So, I looked for opportunities to shoot new scenes from the protective shade of my car and it turned out wildlife was it… Indeed, every wildlife shot I have created since September 2016 was shot Through the Window of my car.
I’ve transformed my new Colorado wildlife portfolio – birdlife, bison, badgers and burrowing owls – into a compelling photographic journey through my year-long triumph over cancer, filled with mini anecdotes of the new challenges I overcame to combine my passion for photography with a ‘survivor’ mindset.
The Through the Window book is the centerpiece of a new cancer awareness and support community for artists and art lovers alike.
Awareness and early detection of Colon Cancer, indeed any cancer, are critical. My own battle to overcome the disease has sparked a real commitment to the Colon Cancer Alliance of which I am now a proud champion and the reason I have produced the book.
As a believer that mindset helps stimulate recovery, If Through the Window helps even one cancer sufferer to brighten up their own journey or accelerates one piece of research or awareness by just a fraction of one per cent, then I will live a happy man!
The $7,500 Kickstarter funding target is limited to the up-front investment required to print Through the Window and produce postcard gifts and prints from the book.
Risks and challenges
Design, photography, layout and editing of the book are complete. We are pitching only for print costs of the first run of 1,000 Through the Window books and production of gift items - postcards and 13"x19" prints. We are working with high quality, reliable print partners in California who will print the book in 21 days from confirmation that the print funds are in place. This is a unique project and I am 100% committed to delivering the book in November 2017.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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