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$638
pledged of $4,000pledged of $4,000 goal
16
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, March 25 2015 9:05 PM UTC +00:00

About

My wife/muse Shannon has agreed to let me take a new nude photo of her every day for the entire year of 2015. No skipping days or cheating allowed, in sickness and health.

The past seven years of my life I have been shooting the female form. I have shot amateurs, professional models as well as clients looking for some artistic nude photos. I started off shooting a few local amateur models in the Greater Houston area on the advice of a pen pal. As soon as my first day of shooting nudes was over I knew I had found my niche. 

I took those first photos to the Houston Photography Center and received some great encouragement and advice from the curator there. She told me to study and shoot as much as possible. I decided to set an allotted amount of time aside each with for the study of photography and the goal of shooting a new photo each day. The first few months of my new resolution went very well however as I got busier the first thing to go was my taking a new photo daily. A few years passed before I attempted this lofty goal again.

Late last year I finished my first successful 365-day challenge. I took a new photo every day for a year. It was difficult but very fun and has taught me so much I would have never known not having completed the project. As 2014 drew to a close I started thinking of new long-term projects I could work on. Having completed my longest project ever, I decided I would need to make a really challenging goal for 2015. I talked to my wife, my favorite subject, about the idea of taking a nude photo of her every day for a year. Although Shannon has retired from modeling I figured she would possibly make an exception for me. To my surprise she didn’t even flinch and agreed to our new project and resolution for the New Year.

Why invest in my project

In supporting our project you will be helping to fund some much needed equipment. It is getting late in February and we have experience some minor equipment failure. So far we have been able to work around these minor set backs but are worried about the life left of my aging camera. Don’t get me wrong my camera has been a workhorse for the last ten years but I fear the shutter will not last the length of the project. The minor set backs we have had to date are some small lights we would really like to replace.  In the event we received more than the project minimum we would purchase additional items that would just make shooting and processing the photos easier.

Daily journal for supporters

For as little as $5 you will get access to our My Nude Year (MNY) daily blog. We started the blog on Day 1 and I have been updating it every night with a new photo and commentary on the shoot. You can view our blog to date by going to http://www.jwpurdy.com/my-nude-year/.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read about our project. We really appreciate your time and thoughtful consideration. 

Risks and challenges

So far we have only had a few minor setbacks. We were able to work through these by using available lighting in place of our flash lighting. We have already both been sick during the challenge and just found a way to push forward. Our normal photo secession takes around 30 minutes from set up to completion, not counting developing the concept. With such a minimal amount of time required we could get the day’s photo done without complication. The only real fear we have is my cameras shutter failing. If the project successfully funds the first purchase we will make will be buying a new camera. Once we have a reliable camera nothing can stop us.

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    Access to DJB, your selected framed 8X12 print from the project, a copy of the DJB in a digital eBook, credit in the book as a supporter and you get to pick a concept to be photographed for the project. Concept must be given to us prior to July 2015.

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    Access to DJB, your selected framed 8X12 print from the project, a copy of the DJB in a digital eBook, credit in the book as a supporter and a personal shoot in the Greater Houston area with Shannon. I will give you a personal lesson on shooting from start to finish using Shannon as the subject of the shoot.

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