The Homeless Photo Booth Project
The basic idea for this project is for me to travel the country in a van, taking intimate portraits of homeless persons around the United States.
This project idea came to me following the death of my father, Robert J De Luca, who worked with the homeless, mentally ill, drug addicted, and poverty stricken his whole life. I want to travel the country and find out who "the homeless" really are. I will photograph each person individually, outside of their environment. The photo will be about their spirit, light, humor, and character!
My goals for this project are to publish a book of all the portraits, as well as have a show of the best shots in large photographic prints. I want to truly connect with and experience meeting the people who are in the portraits.
This project is going to take a long time, and a lot of money, but I am determined to follow through with it.
I have photographed people all over the United States and the world. My photos have been in BUST magazine, as well as in INKED magazine. I have worked as a staff photographer for THE ITHACA TIMES, and I have photographed people of all kinds on the streets of NYC and LOS ANGELES.
Please check out my work at the link below !
Alos check out THE HOMELESS PHOTO BOOTH website, tumblr, and Facebook :
Risks and challenges
I realized after beginning this project last year, that it was quite the commitment! I also realized that it would take a lot more money, and work on my part to make it happen. It also may take a lot longer than expected.
That being said, I have already received so much help, encouragement, emotional and monetary support from people who believe in me, that I feel it is my duty and responsibility to continue. This project is a challenge, but it is also an adventure that is worth the work.
Luckily, I am a "lifer" when it comes to photography, and I am a very determined, resilient person. I also want to create something meaningful in the world.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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