In Their Own Worlds

From the Court/Ship Photoshoot Model: Jared Axelrod Photo by J.R. Blackwell

From the Court/Ship Photoshoot
Model: Jared Axelrod
Photo by J.R. Blackwell

In Their Own Worlds is a project where I’m placing authors in the fictional worlds they’ve created. In Their Own Worlds is about the line between fiction and reality, and placing the people who create worlds into the worlds they’ve designed.

Over the years, I’ve photographed many authors. I read the books of these authors and am inspired by their fiction. I have often dreamed of photoshoots where I could make their worlds come to life.

Four authors have agreed to participate in this project with me and I hope to get started soon. Photoshoots of this size require the assistance of costume designers, makeup artists, specialized lighting, and the rental of space. I have a great deal of experience making things happen on a small budget, but this time I want to take things further than I usually do, and that means raising money for a proper budget. I’m excited to take on this challenge.

I’ve done big projects before. I produced Shelter in Place, did the interior art for Court/Ship, stayed up for 24 hours in the city for a photo project, launched the board game Velociraptor! Canniablism! so I know I can work on big projects and make them happen.

I am so excited to work on a photography project like this, that melds my love of fiction and photography together.

Below are photos of authors I’ve taken in the past. Click on any photo to make it larger:

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  1. Pingback: Authors’ Worlds Come to Life in J.R. Blackwell’s ‘In Their Own Worlds’ | Geekadelphia

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