Imagine - Ken

Ken is 32 years old. He is a sales manager who dreams of writing books, starting his family (he IS getting married in a little over a week), and getting a masters degree. He fears being stagnant, standing still in life. He is afraid of his life not having any meaning. The good old Calvin and Hobbes make him smile as does his dog Kumba. Sad points in movies make him cry, and horrors such as the actions of ISIS and news from war torn countries bring sadness to his heart.

Work is really busy for Ken right now, and so when he’s not working, or getting ready to get married, he likes creating spaces in his house. He also likes to read and watch a sitcom here and there. He enjoys hiking in the woods to contemplate life, and he writes for which he wishes he had more time. 

Imagine, you were offered a book deal to publish your first book, a fantasy novel you've been working on for years.

Imagine, you were offered a book deal to publish your first book, a fantasy novel you've been working on for years.

Imagine, you are at a meeting with a publisher pitching him your book on the inner workings of the porn industry - a book you really believe is needed. And yet again for the fifth time, you get rejected.

Imagine, you are at a meeting with a publisher pitching him your book on the inner workings of the porn industry - a book you really believe is needed. And yet again for the fifth time, you get rejected.

Imagine, you're a kid waiting for the Sunday paper to read the Calvin and Hobbes.

Imagine, you're a kid waiting for the Sunday paper to read the Calvin and Hobbes.

Imagine, you're reading the newspaper and come upon an article about another beheading of Christians by ISIS.

Imagine, you're reading the newspaper and come upon an article about another beheading of Christians by ISIS.

Imagine is a project inspired by Howard Schatz’s In Character series of portraits where he asked his subjects - actors - and he suggested to them situations and characters, and captured their portrayal of those situations.

In Imagine, we ask people - friends and otherwise - what they dream to be and see in life, and what they fear. We ask what makes them laugh, and what makes them cry, what brings up emotions and feelings in them. We then ask them to imagine that those dreams and feared moments have materialized.