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The Kickstarter campaign ended yesterday with some enthusiastic pledges; but not quite enough to see the book printed. Learning lots about how to market (or not) in this world of social media. So, for now, I'll set it aside as I gain additional followers. And perhaps try again early next year. 

We're just a week into the campaign and already have pledges of $2,345. We're well on the way to success with 4 weeks to go! For that I'm very grateful.

Have to admit the events in Orlando sapped all my energy over the past few days as the scope of the carnage there unfolded. One friend celebrating his birthday had left Pulse just moments before the shooting began. I see my old friends Patty Sheehan and Nadine Smith on national television eloquently addressing through their grief how all of us within the LGBTQ community have lived lives in which safety cannot be assumed. This shooting rampage is what many of us already know -- writ large.

Now, it's time for me to redouble my efforts for two reasons. This book is about celebrating who we are as gay people through extraordinary images. And, though not included in the rewards section, I had already made an agreement with Equality Florida to share a portion of any profits from the book, if we're successful, with their "Safe and Healthy Schools" initiative. Given what we've all experienced that becomes doubly important for me now. It strengthens my resolve to turn this book into a success.

Here's how each of you who have already pledged can help. Contact five people, get them to pledge and we'll make our minimum breakeven. A percentage of anything beyond the breakeven is shared with Equality Florida.

If you haven't pledged and are looking at this for the first time, look twice, think twice. You'll receive not only an outstanding book; but you'll be helping stamp out hate at its roots: where it begins, bullying in schools against LGBTQ youth and children of color.

And, again, huge thanks to each of you who made an early vote of confidence in the first week of the campaign. I'm both humbled and honored.

The Kickstarter campaign to publish "Southern Exposure: Men of Key West" is now live. Appreciate any support you can give as you are able by pledging or by telling friends. Here's the link to the campaign…
After lots of consultation with friends, potential buyers and some devil's advocates, we've chosen a title for the book. The next major job before the Kickstarter launch will be to select the cover images. Think maybe a poll here may be helpful with that?

And the winner is "Southern Exposure: Men of Key West"


Michael Kilgore
United States
I've been an avid photographer since my college days in the 60s and 70s though the interest back then was mostly architectural. Among (many)other things, I've worked as a photojournalist through which I developed an appreciation and skill for capturing "a moment" which tells a story.

My specific interest in male figurative work became serious in the early 90s when I owned a gallery in Key West called "Bodyscapes", one of the few galleries in the country at the time which would feature fine art imagery of the male form. Through the gallery I met and represented some of the finest photographers of the genre in the United States. And, subsequently, thought "if they can do it, why can't I?"

Fifteen years later, practicing my craft, I'm finally arriving at a style that's uniquely my own, gaining some recognition with several one-person shows and building a new career as a photographer. Though what goes around comes around...most of the paid work is as an architectural and interiors photographer. My passion, however, is the male figurative work. It's my intent that can become part of the new career as well.

Current Residence: Key West, FL



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The-Darkwolf Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2016
Happy Birthday! :cake:
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Happy Birthday :D
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Happy Birthday. :)
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Wishing you all the best and lots of fun on your day :D
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Happy Birthday!
LakelandFL56 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Super Fantastic Golden Platter Cake 3D   Glenn, I hope you have a great, wonderful, and fun-filled Happy Birthday with all your friends and family!  Blower fella (Party) 
lexxii Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
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picture-da-picture Featured By Owner May 26, 2016
Great Gallery. Thank you for sharing.
utmmtu Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
' ...And, subsequently, thought "if they can do it, why can't I?... '

Truly inspirational.

Keep them coming.
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