I’m a great fan of Harun Mehmedinovic’s photography and hope that Anne of Carversville and Sensuality News friends will consider backing Harun’s Kickstarter project Bloodhoney* Seance - A Book of Photos and Stories.
I first saw Harun’s ‘Visions of a Dying Soldier’ (below) on Vogue Italia’s Photo Vogue and reached out to him. Arriving on his website ‘Bloodhoney’ I felt an immediate affinity for him, based not only on the quality of his work but the relevance of Angelina Jolie as a role model for us Smart Sensuality women and her film ‘Bloodhoney’.
The concept of Harun Mehmedinovic’s project is one I embrace totally. As adults we put limitations in our way, only to find in a spontaneous moment that we have wasted so much of our vitality saying “I can’t” or “I don’t have time.”
I learned this lesson profoundly when I first went parasailing. Swinging from my perch alone in the sky, I had a good talk with myself in the company of the One about the limitations I put on myself — even though I was then considered to be a great adventuress. My perspective tethered to a rope with my adopted family far below in the boat was very different from the comfort and security of flying around the world for business in a private jet. Having only gone up into the sky on a double dare and the taunting of children saying “I told you she wouldn’t go”, I found myself yelling into the wind “Pay more money. I don’t want to come down.”
This is the experience Harun captures in his experiential photographs. This book promises to be pure joy and a gorgeous Limited Edition gift for the holidays — even though it won’t arrive until April 2013. Harun explains the development of his project in his own words below. ~ Anne
Please support Harun Mehmedinovic on Kickstarter.
PS: I see that we are getting very good page views on this article and 4 new contributors in the hour since we released this article. Thank you. Thank you, dear AOC readers. I knew you wouldn’t let me down. If you don’t know Kickstarter, it’s an all or nothing deal. If Harun raises $14,750 in pledges, he loses everything. Whatever the amount of available funds you might have to support this super-talented photographer/artist, please contribute to his campaign. I don’t put my name and reputation out there lightly. This is the first campaign I’ve gotten behind to the end, and I will be very selective about them in the future. But I do thank you for this immediate response that I see in both page views and contributions to Harun’s Kickstarter page. xoxo ~ Anne
ORIGINS OF THE BLOODHONEY* PROJECT
I began taking photographs as a hobby ten years ago, during my studies at UCLA. Twice a year I would drive from Los Angeles to Washington D.C. and back, along Route 40, photographing landscapes. It was a way to disconnect from the daily grind, have a rare moment of solitude, and re-charge for the following six months. This process would later influence my approach to the Bloodhoney* project.