Instant photography is hard to come by, so I want to take a road trip, find some cameras, & then give them away.
This month, thanks to other generous backers, I will be meeting strangers and handing them Polaroid cameras and letting them use this rare film for free. I will be giving away cameras to people that have never used them before, and getting to see the sense of wonder in their eyes when a moment capture on film pops out of this little mechanical wonder. The only drawback? I'm only doing where I live.
Getting to meet new people and actually interact with them is a precious thing, but being limited to where I live (and also limited in supplies) shouldn't be a real obstacle. That's where you come in:
There are people in other towns, cities, and states that I might never get the chance to meet, and more importantly, that have never had the chance to use a Polaroid camera. There is nothing like meeting a stranger, and then receiving a gift from them for no other reason than the love of giving. I want to take a road trip from Columbia, SC to Raleigh, NC and Wilmington, NC with several goals in mind:
1. To meet new people.
2. To find more Polaroid cameras in thrift stores and antique shops.
3. To give Polaroid cameras (and film) to the new people for free.
What Will You Get In Return?
You can get the same thing the people I meet in person get; this is all about giving things to people I've never met, and sharing art. As a reward for backing this project, you can receive hand written thank you notes from those who receive these gifts, Polaroids taken by/of them, and a camera and film for you to share in the giving personally.
What are the funds for?
All of the funds raised for this project will go towards the project, which is to say that I will use the funds to rent a car, put gas in said car, and to snag as many cameras as I can haggle for at whichever thrift stores I can stumble upon.
There's fun to be had and experiences to enjoy. Hopefully you'll be a part of this adventure!
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
Pledge $1 or moreYou selected
I'm going to make a physical list (as in on paper, not a computer) of all of the backers who donate so that the people who receive a chance to use this rare film know exactly who made it possible, and your name will be right there for them to see.Estimated delivery:
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For $15 You'll be allowing someone to take a Polaroid, and I'll also take a portrait of them and send it to you (unless they want to take a self portrait, then I'll let them do it)Estimated delivery:
Pledge $35 or moreYou selected
For $35 someone I meet on my trip will get a Polaroid camera, and they'll be able to take a Polaroid. You'll receive 1 Polaroid taken of them.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $55 or moreYou selected
For $55 you'll receive a set of 3 original Polaroids taken of sights and/or people that I meet on my trip. Also I'll give away a camera in your name.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $80 or moreYou selected
For $80 I'll hand someone I meet on my trip a camera and an entire pack of film to keep! You'll get one Polaroid that they take themselves as well as a thank you note from them!Estimated delivery:
Pledge $130 or moreYou selected
For $130 I'll send you a camera and a Pack of film so that you can let strangers use instant film for the first time (or you can use it if it's your first time)! You'll also be buying a pack of film and a camera for a stranger to use.Estimated delivery:
- (12 days)