This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, March 14 2019 12:15 AM UTC +00:00.
Light Becomes a Body
There are two narratives in this work. First, my desire to awaken every mind to see beyond the obvious, and second, to empower others in self discovery through photography.
Light Becomes a Body is an exercise to provoke your brain to see beyond the external. It's an invitation to risk looking at yourself and others in a different way, a different light. I desire to plant the seed of personal transformation by suggesting that what you’re looking at, may not be what you’re seeing.
In these images, patterns of light obscure and define the body beneath. The negative spaces require your eye to recreate lines and edges.
Light Becomes A Body asks us to see more by showing less.
Help Make the Book
There are thousands of photos to choose from. I have a selection of the best but there are many more to select from and I'd like your opinion. I have created a rating page so you can be part of the process. Find your favorite photos.
The Courage to Be Seen
Images of light projected on your body are not automatically life transforming, but it is a statement. On one level it's beautiful to look at, yet each image begs you to go beyond the first impression.
The projections allow fears to fade. Exposure becomes a tool to express personal strength. It's a statement of courage.
In my studio, I admire, bless and encourage each person to let go and be their true selves. We talk, laugh and learn, some cry. It's a deepening conversation about what all this means to us and how we evolve.
It's time to see beyond what's obvious. Its time to really look.
The models in this collection are from all segments of society. Many wish to remain anonymous, some don’t care.
They are parents, grand parents, yogis, cancer survivors, doctors, nurses, lawyers, neighbors, models, friends, strangers and, most of all, real. No bodies were modified in post production editing. Since lighting is necessarily dark, most images were tweaked to reduce background noise and increase exposure. There is no “air brushing” to make someone thinner, taller or “better”.
These are real people with real curves, angles and blemishes. Thats the point.
I intend to continue this series with different themed books, all with new designs and techniques.
How this works
Kickstarter is a pledge based system. Nothing is charged to you unless the project is funded. When it is, your card is debited and your product officially ordered.
As the campaign is running, the finishing touches will be put on the book. Once the ending date is reached and the money transferred, the book is ordered. Printing will take approximately 6 weeks and then shipments will begin.
When you pledge to own your book, you're supporting it’s continuation, marketing, sales and the creation of additional books. I'll also add a personal note of thanks for reaching out to help.
Most of all, your support helps real people see others and themselves in a different light.
Can you help support this work by pledging to get your book today?
Ken Stoneburg - Photographer
I couldn't have done this without the encouragement of my brothers in my men's group. Thank you from my heart.
Risks and challenges
Time is my personal challenge. I have so many ideas running through my brain that I want to actualize, I get distracted. I'm learning to delegate and cooperate. Oh yah, to ask for help. Hence the Kickstarter campaign.
Thankfully I have an amazing circle of men that I meet with every week to help me stay focused and get out of my own way. I owe so much to them.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter