Getting Lost is a collection of black and white photographs taken over the span of three years. The three year (sporadic) adventure of a mother and her daughter is captured in stunning black and white imagery and offered through a collection combining personal writings from a mother to her child. Abandoned places, overgrown fields and unfamiliar whereabouts act as the backdrop for what JaTawny refers to as a Work of Heart ; bringing together art, family and encouraging words that our daughters can turn to if ever they should get lost to help them find their way again. Written with daughters of all ages in mind, the book explores the ideas of life and what it means to find the right direction for you.
Targeted Age Group:: 5 years old – 80 years old
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
My children inspired me to write this book.
How Did You Come up With Your Characters?
Well, there are no characters per say. This book is meant to push our children to succeed.
I promise to try my best to raise you to be wonderful human beings. Givers, rather than takers. Go-getters, rather than followers. To appreciate people for who they are, not what they have. To live in a way that you are not driven by money. To explore, rather than be complacent.
I wish to protect you from things that will hurt you, but don’t want to shelter you from the small bumps and bruises that will help you grow. I pray that no physical harm from anyone or anything ever come to you. I want you to know that anything and everything is possible. I don’t want you to want “typical” because you are not average, you are extraordinary. There is no limit to what you can achieve.
I will forever be your biggest supporter and protector.
About the Author:
JaTawny M. Chatmon was born in Japan and grew up an ‘army brat’. She had the unique opportunity to take in the cultures of three different continents all before the age of 12. By then she was in the United States and elbow-deep in her aunt’s theatre company. It was during this time that JaTawny’s passion for the arts blossomed. Her love of theatre, quite naturally led her to a love of photographs. She was mesmerized by the art that captured a whole story by the click of a camera.
Intent on “leaving something important behind”, JaTawny has danced into the realm of authorship; offering up both sides of her vision, in works ranging from inspirational to incomprehensible.
“Getting Lost” is JaTawny’s first book to be published by Chimerical Art Books. Additional titles such as “The Pulchritudinous Children of October Snow” and “RuRu & Rudy” are also scheduled to be released in 2014/2015.
She is currently working on other book projects with her three little co-workers, also known as her children. She spends her spare time photographing homeless families and donating clothing, food and prints through her photography project “Project Altruism”.
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