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:
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
Cinder Block Drowning
Cutting Beauty (Completed)
Hanging Out In The Garage
He Just Killed That Girl
Manikin And Me
Peaking Through The Window
Rusted Tools And You
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.