Dark Sunsets photo book
$1,755 raised
12% of $15k goal
20 contributors
2 Years running

Sometimes the most meaningful art is birthed in darkness and suffering.

Gabe Taviano was 34 years old when he survived a massive heart attack that should have taken his life. Three years of anxiety and depression followed. He thought his passion for photography might never return.

What he didn't realize was that his creativity was being refined through the dark times. He would no longer want to simply be artistic to showcase his talent, but would now embrace the opportunity to express his emotions through his work and let others know they are not alone. The pain would produce compassion he had never considered before.

He always thought sunsets were supposed to be bright and colorful. Many are, but other times, the clouds roll in and get in the way, and a dark, brooding sunset emerges. And now Gabe can see the beauty in those dark sunsets too.

The suffering is all part of his story now, part of his art. It's hard to describe in words, but thankfully, you know what they say about a photo and how many words it's worth.

Here are other ways you can contribute to this campaign, beyond the options you see on this page.

  • Join the Launch Team on DarkSunsets.com. I would appreciate this the most!
  • Buy an extra book and give it to a doctor’s office or counseling center
  • Pledge to help get 20 people to buy the book
  • Sponsor a book for someone who is experiencing a difficult time
  • Visit DarkSunsets.com for an extended list of ways to help promote the book online
  • Share this video 
  • Use the social media buttons here on FundRazr to share the campaign using facebook, twitter, messenger or email.
  • If you have marketing contacts, drop them a line about the book
  • Like or share other posts by Gabe Taviano Photography - https://www.facebook.com/gabetavianophotography 
  • Send Gabe a photo of you with the Dark Sunsets book and receive a free original digital photo of your favorite sunset - gabetaviano@gmail.com 
  • Invite Gabe to speak. About photography, his story, or specifically about anxiety, panic attacks or suicidal ideation
  • Sign up for the DarkSunsets.com email list
  • Browse hundreds of Gabe’s other photographs, available for purchase at https://gabetaviano.shootproof.com
  • Recommend the project to a friend who is a photographer
  • Write a review on Amazon - http://bit.ly/darksunsetsamazon
  • Share your thoughts online using the #DarkSunsets hashtag
  • Subscribe to Gabe’s YouTube channel - http://bit.ly/gabeonyoutube
  • Email your story or questions to gabetaviano@gmail.com
  • Let Gabe know if you have any creative ideas on how to best market the book


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