|Jennifer Prine, Founder of Project Beyoutofull|
Maybe it’s her photographer eye, but Jennifer Prine is always looking for the extraordinary in the ordinary.
That’s why she started Project Beyoutofull, a website and project on authenticity and being the best version of you. “It started out as small idea about a year ago after I had picked up an issue of Origin magazine,” Prine recalls. “What struck me was the vulnerability of the questions in the interviews – something I wanted to embrace in Cincinnati and my community.”
As a photographer, Prine likes to bring out energy from those around her, and Project Beyoutofull allows her to go beyond just being behind her lens.
“I have the personal privilege of knowing some truly amazing people and felt the strong desire to really highlight those people here in our own community,” says Prine. “They really love and embrace themselves and vulnerably pour that into what they create around them – they push the limits and through the fears. That takes so much courage and so much authenticity.”
While the website has only been up for a little over a month now, Prine has already featured many inspiring individuals. Those featured include singer songwriter Great Burden, ballerina Abby Morwood, rockin’ hairstylist Taylor Jamison, and David Cunningham, owner of Comet. Prine says she’s always looking for suggestions for future features and welcomes feedback.
So far, Prine says, the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. “I’ve received numerous e-mails expressing how much it means to them, but what surprises her the most is the feedback that I’ve been getting from the subjects involved in the projects – the members of our community giving up their time to be photographed and interviewed,” Prine says. “It’s not easy being photographed or interview on this level. It is very intimate experience. I’ve noticed with each of them that at the end of it all they truly felt loved – not only by me but by everyone around them. I feel like we were all more connected as a whole.”
What Prine looks to come out of the project is a ripple effect of inspiration. Quoting Christine Mason Miller, Prine says, “When we focus our energy towards constructing a passionate meaningful life, we are tossing a pebble into the world, creating a beautiful ripple effect of inspiration. When one person follows a dream, tries something new or takes a daring leap, everyone nearby feels that energy and before too long they are making their own daring leaps and inspiring yet another circle.”
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