Behind the scenes of REVEALED photography sessions and interviews with REVEALED subjects taken in Lawrence, Kansas and New York City. Also includes interviews with subjects of them discussing the impact REVEALED has had on themselves.

Upon examining my relationship with my own spirituality, I wanted to learn how other people connect with their sense of self. My intentions were to photograph spirituality from a non-literal perspective. I wanted to peel back the layers of traditional spirituality and focus on the individual's personal essence.

I presented my subjects with a small wooden box and asked them in advance of the photography session to bring items that represented their spiritual experience in which to fill the space. The concept of identity and the awareness of a higher existence quickly evolved into a vessel of self-exploration and quiet confession. I soon discovered that my subjects shared far more ... the works I am selecting for publication illustrate my subjects' responses to the project, as well as the inadvertent disclosures of their most subtle hopes and fears.

What I find to be most interesting is the profound effect this project has had on so many of my subjects. Given the opportunity to look within, many experienced a journey that took them much deeper than their initial inner self-examination, which revealed undiscovered truths about themselves. I asked my subjects to reflect upon their responses through essays, which accompany their portraits.

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Director - Rod Weiner
Editor - Brian Shipman

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