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Come with me and bring my macabre and dark photographic series into something aesthetically phenomenal and extravagant.

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Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Let me preface by saying thank you to anyone who takes their precious time to view my project and thank you to those that believe in the "Morbidity" project enough to fund it!

Most of the funds from rewards is going into printing costs of the photo books. I greatly appreciate your help in this project.

What is MORBIDITY?

I began sketching some dark imagery when I was in between photographic series a while back. It began with only two, then grew from there. Each time that I had an idea for something grotesque, dark, macabre, or down right disturbing, I made a sketch of the image.

Then, after finishing writing my book, working on some personal projects, and catching up on some reading; then came some extra space I had in the basement. I built a small set with studs, drywall, a floor, and electrical. It was at this point that the photo series started to become a reality.

While socializing at some late night events, I came across some friends that were really interested in posing for some of the images. I staged the set, dusted off some props, and made some calls.

The results, the beginning of the "Morbidity" project:

Bethany

and

Theresa

These two images began as sketches, just as the sketches in the video. I want to take those sketches, and complete this photographic series of about 20-25 images.

Morbidity project outcomes?

The goal of this project is to fund the remaining 18 images of the Morbidity series. The images will then be turned into a limited edition (1,000) photo book and each image will be printed to 25 in full size wall images (11"x 14" to 20" x 36", depending on the preference of the buyer).

Wall art or coffee table book?

My goal is to have this photographic series compiled into a photo book. In this book will be all of the images form the morbidity series, and adjacent to each photograph, in the book, will be a short story/text about the image, the background of the thought process, and an explanation of what I see when I view the image.

For a better understanding of my works, my style, and my history, visit my website at www.joshdowneyphotos.com

Thank you all for your support!


Below are the sketches from the video so you can view them at your will, with tentative titles

38 In Mouth

Axed Out In The Barn

Bathtub Suicide

Chloroform Doctor

Cinder Block Drowning

Cutting Beauty (Completed)

Classy Date

Hanging Out In The Garage

He Just Killed That Girl

Manikin And Me

Peaking Through The Window

Rusted Tools And You

Theresa

Tortured

Vintage Snuff

Where Is My Daughter

Wrapped Around Tree

Your Mother Is Dead

What is my philosophy in art?

All of my works are signed, numbered consecutively, and then retired at 25. This limited quantity allows my works as photographs to be rare and unmolested art form.

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    $7 reward

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    I will give you a 5" x 7" print of any of the images that you want with a hand written and signed note on the back of it and love you forever

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    $25 reward

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    An 8" x 10" signed print of any image that you choose with a handwritten note! I will love you forever and ever and ever.

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    $45 reward

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    The one and only sketch (as shown in the video and on the kickstarter page) of any one of the images that you choose (until expired, first to message me gets first selection) along with a signed 8" x 10" of that same image.

    This will be decided by the order in which donors donate, i.e. first donation at this level gets first choice of image and the comparable sketch.

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    $60 reward

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    An 11" x 14" print of any one of the images that you want (approximate dimensions, some images end up smaller after cropping) and I will love you forever.

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    $115 reward

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    A photo book of all of the images for the Morbidity series, signed, numbered, given to you with love! The book will include all of the images from the series in approximately 8.5 x 11 format with text adjacent to the image about the image itself. This photo book is limited to 1,111 prints FOREVER! This book will most likely end up being hand made by me, the cost of getting photo books printed is ridiculous!

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    $225 reward

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    An oversized print that will measure approximately 24" x 36" (may be smaller due to cropping of final image) limited to only the number of donors at this level plus a 5" x 7" of each of the images signed to you! Of course, I will also love you forever

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    $300 reward

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    A signed, numbered, oversized print and a prop directly from the photo shoot (first to contact me gets priorties on which photo shoot prop they want)

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Funding period

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