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Crowdsourcing Mornings: Dancers And Dogs The Book

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After 2.5 years of hard work, we are finally ready to launch the Dancers & Dogs book!

This 11″ x 8.5″ hardcover book will contain 200+ pages of all of the best images from the Dancers & Dogs project!  We will also include special behind-the-scenes stories about the project and some of the featured dancers and dogs.

We need your support to make this happen!  The Dancers & Dogs book can only be produced and printed if we reach our minimum target goal.  Dancers & Dogs has always been made possible with the help of our dedicated followers.  Be a part of the Dancers & Dogs story, and get your own copy of the book in the process!

The book will be released in November 2019, just in time for holiday gifts!  Dancers & Dogs started out as a wildly random idea one day in early 2017.  We (Kelly & Ian) are commercial photographers, specializing in dance and movement photography. We’ve worked with dancers across the country.  One day, I (Kelly) had a strange idea: “What if we did pictures of dancers, with dogs.” Ian looked at me like I was crazy. But I told him to just “Go with it.” I saw the whole look in my head – the simple, clean backgrounds, the simple clothing styles, the lighting.

We worked with our friends, the dancers of the St. Louis Ballet.  The resulting images really seemed to connect with people! Ballet is often seen as stuffy, moody, or unapproachable, and we feel like this project helps people see the lighter side of dancers – their humanity, and their silliness.

As of July 23rd, this project has raised $32,000 of their $35,000 goal. This project has 8 days left to raise the $35,000 or it will not be funded. For a pledge of $30, you will get a postcard pack.  For a pledge of $50, you will get one book.  To learn more and to pledge money, go to:

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