My Body Collective - My Story of a Self-Portrait Journey

A project in Paris, France by AnnMarie Tornabene

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Pure, un-retouched self-portrait photographs and a recount of my story of the how and why I became a self-portrait photographer.
Backers: 41
Average Pledge Per Backer: €85

Funded: €3,472 of €10,000
Dates: Sep 16th -> Nov 15th (61 days)
Project By: AnnMarie Tornabene
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Latest News

'Tis the end

November 15th - via:
Well, the Kickstarter campaign has now ended and unfortunately, it didn’t succeed. It has definitely been a learning experience, though and an eye-opener to the how and why something is successful or not. This project is very personal dealing with... (Read More)

The End is Nigh!

November 11th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

The Eye of Photography Magazine/L'Oeil de la Photographie Magazine

October 29th - via:
The Eye of Photography Magazine/L'Oeil de la Photographie English: The highly reputed editors of The Eye of Photography magazine were gracious enough to publish some images as well as an introduction to My Body Collective this past weekend which... (Read More)

Close to the End

October 27th - via:
Hello all!  I received a new quote from Édition Escourbiac to have the book printed digitally and it is much more feasible than the original cost for offset printing. However, it is close to the end of the campaign and my goal is not close to being... (Read More)

and new videos! 27 days left!

October 19th - via:
English: You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. Play Replay with sound Play with sound 00:00 00:00 Français - pardon, il y a quelques fautes qui inclus chapitres au lieu de chapitres. Hihihi! You'll need an HTML5 capable browser... (Read More)

Edition Escourbiac - appointment #2

October 19th - via:
English: Today, after some confusion with the estimate that I received and in order to discuss the options concerning having two languages in the book, I met with the director of Edition Escourbiac (aka Edition Odysée) himself - Alain Escourbiac. We... (Read More)

New Update!

October 17th - via:
English: Hello everyone!  Just a quick note to let you all know that I have a second appointment with the print house this week. This is to clarify and decide if indeed I will be able to feasibly create the book in both English and French. Clearly,... (Read More)

et enfin!

October 11th - via:
Quelques extraites en français! Juste pour vous prévenir - je ne parle pas beaucoup en anglais et spécialement en français donc je suis désolée pour les mauvaises prononciations. You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. Play... (Read More)

Another new reward!

October 11th - via:
Due to an overwhelming response on Facebook, I have decided to add this print as a reward. "Rest" is from my series The Return which is based around a mask that I used from one of my older series The Art History Lesson. The mask is a symbol of... (Read More)

Excerpt Read (in English)

October 7th - via:
You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. Play Replay with sound Play with sound 00:00 00:00  (Read More)

Quote and process video

October 5th - via:
I just received a first quote from Édition Escourbiac which will have to be revised as some of factors were not addressed such as the extra pages due to the translated text. I am not surprised at the proposed cost, which will consist of 100 copies,... (Read More)

Meeting with the print house!

September 30th - via:
I am super excited! I just had my first meeting with with Édition Escourbiac, which is a print house in Paris and one of the more prestigious ones. I saw the titles of some of the books they've done and there are many French artists and... (Read More)

Once a White Rose

September 29th - via:
Just a heads-up that I have just added a new reward! Once a White Rose is from my latest photographic project and if you pledge 65€ or more, you will receive an A3 pigment print on 100% acid-free fine art paper and signed, of course. If you have... (Read More)

A Proper Introduction

September 29th - via:
While I discuss and show images of the book in progress, here is a proper introduction to who I am, what my art looks like and I encourage you to visit my website at and I also encourage you to sign up for my newsletter... (Read More)

A snippet from the interview

September 24th - via:
As I mentioned in my campaign, I have done an interview which is roughly a half-hour long talking about everything from the process of how I start a photo shoot to my inspirations, my experiences as an artists' model and more. If you choose the... (Read More)

Which ones if any?

September 22nd - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

In Process

September 20th - via:
Hello everyone!  I am a bit nervous that while it is early in the campaign, I have begun to hear the crickets. However, I will give you all updates as much as I can. I started putting together the text and photos into a layout program to see how it... (Read More)

Humble Thanks already!

September 18th - via:
Hello everyone! The first weekend of the launch is not over and I have already received 6% of the goal! It may not seem like much and while I have a loooong way to go to make the goal, I am touched, deeply by those of you who are supporting me by... (Read More)

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