What is Behind The Scars?
Behind The Scars is a photography initiative that celebrates scars, and the amazing stories behind them. It's about celebrating the skin we are in, the challenges we can overcome - and encouraging others to embrace themselves too! The series is already on an incredible journey in London (I've photographed 100 people so far!), and now I would love to jump on a plane to NYC, so more inspiring people can share their stories!
Since beginning the project, lots of people from NYC have shown interest in sharing their stories . As the project grows, it doesn't seem fair to let a little bit of water get in the way! (It would also be my first trip to NYC!)
Why do I need your help?
So far Behind The Scars has been primarily self-funded, with 5 shoot dates taking place so far in London, UK. Now I need your help to take it across the pond. (As I don't think I can get a credit card limit big enough!)
Here is an idea of how much things cost!
- £300.00 Flights from LGW (London) to NYC via Norwegian Airlines
- £300.00 Accommodation for the trip
- £900.00 studio expenses for 3 individual shoot dates (the other days will accommodate people who can't make it along to the studio!)
The trip will take place from the 21st February - 27th February 2018 if successfully funded.
If Behind The Scars is lucky enough to surpass it's goal, money will be invested in adding more UK shoot dates and expanding the project into Europe. Kickstarter is based on an "all or nothing approach" so all the money needs to be raised for the project to reach NYC!
Can I be photographed?
Yes! Anyone in NYC who has a scar, and a story they would like to tell can be involved in the series! If the project is successfully funded, I will then secure studio dates people can come along too.
Everyone involved in the series receives 10 images afterwards that they are free to use! (Don't worry if you're based in the UK, you can still take part! Just email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info)
How can I follow the project?
You can follow the project on Instagram using #behindthescars or @behindthescars_ - this is where all the amazing images and stories are shared!
Will the project go anywhere else in the future?
Yes, I am hoping to take the project across Europe in the Summer of 2018 to include Paris, Berlin, Amsterdam, Copenhagen and many more European cities! When the project is finished, I will then be working towards creating a beautiful book and exhibition.
Can I read more about the project?
Yes! You can find out more about the project in the following publications:
Risks and challenges
Catching my flight on time? (Just kidding, I've never missed a flight!)Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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