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1st Edition: Jessica Lark's Artistic Seductions in a very limited addition Fine Art Coffee Table Book
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In 4 years I went from buying my first camera and shooting on that magical little green square, to owning 2 studios, a full staff of makeup artists, hair stylists, designers, and other artists, teaching on stage at major events, and being recognized and featured by photofocus, WPPI, APMS, AmericanPhoto Magazine, Popular Photography Magazine etc.  I am passionately enamored with the intimate portrait, and the artistry that is a woman's body, as much as I am about encouraging, pushing, pleading, demanding other artists to follow their passions in artistry and make the kind of money that not only allows them to have their ideal career, but lays a foundation to build their dream life.  So when it came time to sit down and write a book, I poured my heart and soul into it.  

It wasn't long before a major publisher in the industry wanted to pick it up, and the appeal of having it on book shelves everywhere, with international distribution at a really affordable rate was of great importance to me because I want as many fellow photographic artists as possible to have access to my knowledge, the lessons learned, the experiences, and my philosophies, so they too can find and surpass my success.  Artistic Seductions is not an art book, or an instruction manual, but a visually captivating, emotionally charged, journal of sorts that delves into the lighting, posing, set design, and most importantly the psyche and heart of intimate portrait, what fuels and fans the flames of desire in artistic interpretation of sexuality.  

I designed it with the desire to create the visual appeal of an elegant and impressive coffee table art book, filled with striking imagery, and an intense connection to my readers that was spoken with enough simplicity that new or experienced photographers could follow, and a poetic rendering of words left to inspire and move you, not simply teach.

Of course the trade off with having such wide distribution is that I forfeit all rights to the book; the aesthetics, the content, the design, and while the words and images will still resonate of the thoughts, expertise and lessons, I find the smaller, more simplistic, paperback version does not quite live up to my vision of what I had hoped to give you.  

This is where you come in...

After much negotiation I have gotten the publishers to concede on allowing me to do a 1500 copy limited edition print run of an 11x13 hardcover version of my book in a beautiful coffee table format.  However the price falls squarely on me to finance with the printers.  This is where you and kickstarter comes in... donate a little, donate a lot, there's some pretty awesome tradeoffs for being a patron to this project, and aside from having the fine art edition of the book, with a certificate of authenticity, signed and numbered, there's the chance to have passes to the book premiere party, private mentoring, photo sessions, retreats and more.  

I can promise you this book is unlike any other you have seen, and is the first in a series.  Every little bit you give helps!  Thank you so much for your help and support and encouragement through this journey it has always been, and remains, my motivation to exceed your expectations <3

Love, JLark

Risks and challenges

The only possible negative outcome is that after the project is funded I have stacks of books piled everywhere and I am forced to make tunnels and forts out of them, not being an architect I'll probably do a bad job at making it sturdy, and then a pile of books will avalanche; trapping me underneath in an ironic sense of justice, proving that gravity does indeed work, and has gotten the best of me. I will miss all my speaking dates and events, not fulfill orders for the books and die a slow painful death, which inevitably after my mangled body is discovered, perfectly posed, pointed toes and all {page 96} the price of my book will then skyrocket as it does with all dead artists post mortem; my kids' college funds will be epic, my family will mourn and wipe their tears of despair with $100 bills, thereby curing their grieving hearts, move on to be emotionally damaged enough to become artists themselves, thereby making the world a beautiful place, full of artistry, all because you funded my kickstarter... however this scenario is highly unlikely, and more accurately and probable, everyone will get their books, we'll have an epic party and the worst suffering will be the morning after hangovers ;)

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