Here is the complete video for The Box.

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Here are models from The Box reflecting on being part of the project.

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Here are models from The Box project discussing their Response to their photographs.

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Here are models from The Box project discussing their anticipation of being photographed for the project.

Go to Kickstarter to fund the publishing of The Box book.

Here are models from The Box project discussing their anticipation of being photographed for the project.

Go to Kickstarter to fund the publishing of The Box book.

To help fund The Box book, see our Kickstarter campaign.

Community

A theme running through all of The Box photography sessions is Community. I wanted to create a strong sense throughout the body of work that community is essential to one, not only surviving, but thriving. The importance of community for any marginalized group is even more crucial.

For this photograph Trent, Michael, Erik, Andy and Garrett start on separate boxes, islands if you will, Then all strive to connect on one box (island), reaching across a divide. As in life, the reach isn’t easy. They need to rely on each other for support, but eventually, after a few stumbles, everyone got a foot one the middle box.

This is one of the last photographs I made for The Box series. I love it because the reliance on each other is very apparent. This wonderful group of men, most of them strangers, came together and worked as a team to make this photograph truly about community.

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