Monday, April 27, 2015

In Their Own Worlds

In Their Own Worlds is a project that is in the process of coming to life and something I find fascinating by an artist I enjoy browsing her pictures and reading her writing. I'm excited to share with you what the talented J.R. Blackwell has in the works.

J.R. Blackwell has a vision that is stunning. She wants to photograph authors in their book worlds. Yep. So cool, right!

In Their Own Worlds is currently running as a kickstarter. You can get in on the project and get prints of the photographs for yourself. The more people that join, the more authors that will be photographed.

So who all are going to be on the list? Well there are many amazing talented bards that will be photographed in their written worlds as the donations rise.

Please welcome J.R. Blackwell as she describes the project and lists the authors that have agreed to join as the funding rises:


Magnificent, strange and terrifying worlds are created in an authors mind. Photographer J.R. Blackwell plans to build those worlds for her project, In Their Own Worlds. She will transport authors to their own storyworlds using professional costumes, makeup and magical settings in the real world. When complete, this project will produce a series of portraits of authors as the characters they might be if they lived in their own fictional worlds. The whole enterprise will culminate in a gallery show celebration of fiction and photography.

The Kickstarter to fund that project has already raised thousands of dollars with over a hundred supporters. Backers will receive rewards such as behind the scenes blog-posts, prints, tickets to the gallery show, and the opportunity to model in one of the In Their Own Worlds photoshoots.

Jared Axelrod, Chuck Wendig, PJ Schyder, Mur Lafferty, Ellen Kushner, Nika Harper, Tee Morris and Pip Ballantine are all signed on to be a part of the project. If you've ever wanted to see what the world inside a book looks like, check out In Their Own Worlds.

In Their Own Worlds:
J.R. Blackwell:

This is one example of In Their Own Worlds. I love this image of Jared Axelrod with Comrade Cockroach

Are you curious of J.R. Blackwell's work? You can check out a gallery for In Their Own Worlds or you can browse her photographs on her site (click the drop box for Project Galleries to get options of different items).

Then, go ahead over and fund In Their Own Worlds before the time range runs out.


  1. Replies
    1. Glad you like the sounds of it Carole Rae. It's a lovely project. :)

  2. This looks like fun! Some I'm sure wouldn't want to truly be in the world and others would love it. :)

    1. Melissa (B&T) I thought that too! I'm sure there are a few worlds that are a bit... troublesome. ;) Thank you!

  3. Replies
    1. I totally had to back it. I'm excited to see the pictures JR takes. :)

  4. OMG, I love the idea. I will have to check her out. So many amazing book worlds to capture!

    1. Oh hope you liked what you saw Jennifer. I had to back the project as I loved the idea and the images she's done. :)


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