Photo Studio! Where everyone big or small can have their portrait taken. Documenting communities around the world with my 4x5 camera. Read more
This project was successfully funded on June 7, 2012.
About this project
Hi, My name is Caroll Taveras.
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Photo Studio project
Small town photo studios in the first half of the twentieth century were once abundant and in a way taken for granted. When people lived in one area for many years the relationship between photographer and subject was often long term. In an age of digital media, where the digital camera has become the expected format of most photographers, having access to a photo studio in your neighborhood, where everyone can be photographed with a 4x5 view camera is not only a fun activity, but a necessary addition to the historical and social documentation of our time.
In 2009 I opened a temporary Photo Studio on Atlantic Avenue, in the downtown section of Brooklyn. I charged $5 a portrait and was open for about 2 1/2 months. The result, over 250 faces of what the people of Brooklyn and the surrounding neighborhoods look like today. The plan is to take this project to different communities around the world. I have found a location in East London by Hackney. As excited as I am to take my project on the road the cost, especially in London can be quite overwhelming. Your support will make a huge difference in it's success. Please pledge today.
I plan to bring my Photo Studio project to East London, Chatsworth Road store front for a month in late June. Turning the store front into a neighborhood Portrait Studio. Where sitters can have their portraits taken for only £10. The £10 fee is the exchange between Photographer and sitter emphasizing the labor of the work. I want the studio to be a popular weekend destination, also a place where the community can gather and talk, exchange ideas while they wait for their portrait. My goal is to document what the people living in East London look like right now at this point in time. I want to eventually gather enough cities and towns around the world and bring it all together in a future exhibition and book. I will use your generous support to pay for airfare to London, Materials such as, 4x5 film, 4x5 polaroid, processing of the film, making prints, backdrops, cost of the store front rental, a bench or stool for sitters and the cost of being in London for a month.
Caroll Taveras, born to Dominican and Colombian parents, is a Brooklyn-based artist, photographer and curator. She received her BA from SUNY Purchase. Her work has been exhibited at Villas Noailles, Hyères, France, HotShoe Gallery in London, Dumbo Arts Center in Brooklyn, HOST Gallery, London and F.L.O.A.T. Gallery. Taveras' work has been published in Time Magazine, Wallpaper, The New York Times T Magazine, The Guardian Magazine and COLORS amongst others. In 2009 she published Surrender - a significant body of prolific collage work. In 2010 She co-founded F.L.O.A.T. Gallery. A Photography gallery presenting works by emerging and mid career artist.
The rewards will be shipped USPS regular mail.
- Print from my 'Mezcal' series.
4x6' for $25 pledge, 8x10 for $100 and 11x14' as part of the $750 pledge.
- Photo Collages - Please check out the link to get an idea of the kind of collages I make and what to expect from your one of a kind - custom made collage.
- Photo Studio Brooklyn book - Is the book that you see in the video.
- Hand made leather bound limited edition book - Made by me. Will be from the Photo Studio / London images. Signed, numbered of edition and shipped to you. Please provide shipping address.
- Sample of the kind of Limited edition hand made leather bound artist books I make.
- 8x10s & 11x14s are traditional darkroom C-prints. Which will be signed and shipped to you. Please provide shipping address. (See below samples of prints)
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
Pledge $5 or more
Thank you! Every little bit helps a lot!Estimated delivery:
Pledge $25 or more
A 4x5 print of my mezcal series in a hand made thank you card with project logo mailed to you. Your name will be in the Thank you list on the website (or future book or exhibitions) as a supporter and sponsor of the project.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $50 or more
If you live in London you get a free sitting for a portrait and a signed 4x5 polaroid of yourself. Your name will be in the Thank you list on the website as a supporter and sponsor of the project. If you live in New York you get a free sitting next time the project is in New York (very soon) or a free sitting at my studio in Brooklyn and a signed 4x5 polaroid of yourself.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $75 or more
If you live in London you get a free sitting for a portrait, a signed 4x5 polaroid of yourself and a signed 8x10 print of from the project. Your name will be in the Thank you list on the website as a supporter and sponsor of the project. If you live in New York - a free sitting, a signed polaroid next time the project is in New York (very soon), and a signed 8x10 from the project. (Please add $5 for shipment of the 8x10 print)Estimated delivery:
Pledge $100 or more
3 backers Limited (7 left of 10)
A signed 8x10 c-print from my Mezcal series.
(please add $5 for the shipment of the print)Estimated delivery:
Pledge $150 or more
2 backers Limited (48 left of 50)
If you live in London you get a free sitting for a portrait, a signed 4x5 polaroid of yourself after the shoot and a signed 11x14 print from the project. If you live anywhere else you get a signed 11x14 print of a portrait from the project (Free sitting & signed 4x5 polaroid when the project comes to your town or a free sitting in my studio in Brooklyn). (Please add $5 for shipment of the 11x14 prints).Estimated delivery:
Pledge $250 or more
1 backer Limited (24 left of 25)
All of the $75 pledge plus a custom made by artist, one of a kind 11x14 photo collage.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $500 or more
1 backer Limited (7 left of 8)
All of the above, a custom made one of a kind 11x14 photo collage. A signed copy of the Photo Studio Brooklyn self published book.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $750 or more
0 backers Limited (5 left of 5)
All of $75 pledge, a custom made one of a kind 16x20 collage, a signed 11x14 print from my Mezcal series and signed copy of the Photo Studio Brooklyn self published book.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $1,000 or more
1 backer Limited (6 left of 7)
A signed limited edition, leather bound artist book of the project. Plus your choice of an 11x14 print of choice from the London Project and a one of a kind 16x20 collage. A free sitting for a portrait and signed 4x5 polaroid if you live in London and if you live elsewhere a free sitting and signed polaroid when the project comes to your area and a free sitting in my studio in Brooklyn.Estimated delivery:
- (30 days)