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Unsinkable: My Untold Story by Silken Laumann

 

I was honoured when Silken Laumann asked me to shoot this portrait for the cover of her newly released memoir “Unsinkable, My Untold Story” – HarperCollins Publishing.  “I trust you” were her words.  Those words had a profound impact and fuelled the creative process that led to this image.  After reading the manuscript, my head was reeling with complexities that I felt needed to give the cover image depth.  My challenge was to some how reveal all of these complexities in one shot, through one image.  I knew the book was worthy.  Don’t judge a book by its cover . . . but in this case, I hope you might, as that was my goal.  More to come on the inspiration & creative process behind the image in a future post.

The book officially launched this week, hitting bookshelves on January 21st. I must recommend this gripping read. Silken, on the ultimate quest for authenticity, courageously shares her very personal and raw story.  I think everyone who reads it will find something that resonates with them . . . or inspires.

I am so proud of  Silken.  It took a lot of strength and courage to embark on this challenging journey.  It has not been easy; the road bumpy, full of twists and turns, unclear at times . . . but I know her quest for authenticity will “free this old pain as part of healing”.

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Tara - Stunning photo of Silken. Perfect balance of beauty and strength.January 24, 2014 - 12:07 pm

Brenda - Such a powerful and beautiful image Beth. You did capture all the complexities and so many people will want to open that cover to read more about the image :) Well done!January 24, 2014 - 11:26 am

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