The DELINEATED Kickstarter, a Multimedia Exploration of the Human Form

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In the DELINEATED Kickstarter, artist Michael Millhollen, is creating a series of photographic images using different media to illustrate the individual beauty of the human form without actually showing the body. The majority of the images utilize a method of dripping lines of paint across the bodies of different models then removing (most of) the models themselves, capturing the inherent motion and unique contour of each body in stunningly graceful compositions.

For those unfamiliar with Kickstarter, it’s a crowdfunding website that brings together a community of over 9 million people to help artists and other creative individuals obtain the financial support they need to make their ideas a reality.

The inspiration for this particular Kickstarter project began with an image called “Trapped” (shown below), which depicts a scarf blowing in the wind, caught against the silhouette of a ghostly unseen figure.

The image inspired the idea of capturing the human form through its interaction with other media, and Michael discovered that paint did a particularly amazing job of capturing nuanced variations between models.

The initial photo shoots turned out so well, that soon over 30 models, including both men and women of various body types, had asked to be a part of the project. Michael has now completed the 10th photo shoot with images completed or in the works for 7 different media/techniques, and additional photo shoots are underway. The Kickstarter ends on October 31st, 2015, or you may contact Michael through his website.

About Michael Millhollen

Michael’s passion for photography stretches back over 25 years. At the age of 12, his parents gave him his first Nikon SLR, he had his first photo accepted into a gallery photography competition, and made his first gallery sale.

His original focus was almost exclusively on nature photography, however, his subject matter expanded with time in order to touch a wider range of emotions and tell more complex stories in his images. His primary focus for the last two decades has been digitally manipulated photography, combining the realism of photography with the creative freedom that photo manipulation allows.

In addition to creating, exhibiting and selling art photography, Michael works with a wide variety of companies, primarily in the Kansas City area, across many industries, providing all manner of marketing and advertising materials and related services.

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