I want to take pictures. I've got 5 days left on this project, but I'm going to take pictures of all of the girls in my life, and the ones just passing by whether or not this gets funded. And I'll still give 'em all to you just the same.
So what is this project? It takes a lot to walk up to a stranger, or even a casual acquaintance and ask, "Can I take your picture?" So I do it as often as I can, and I've gotten some good times out of it. And I'll do this until I die. In the mean time, I want to create as much as I can and hand out posters, mail strangers Polaroids and instax photos, and give you a website to check in to from time to time to see the pretty girls walking my way. Because, honestly, who doesn't love a pretty girl?
"What does it take?" will be a website with every (good) picture (and a few "ok" ones) I take over the summer until August, or longer if it gains momentum. It will be me mailing you postcards with the interesting shots on them, and you picking what one-of-a-kind Polaroid or poster you want and getting it for cheap (or free, who knows?)
Now, the money. I probably need more than $300, but that's coming out of my pocket. I just want your help getting started. No matter how much you give me, you'll something from me. If you don't like what you get? Let me know, and I'll make it better. I want to screen print limited runs of posters on some quality paper, and have art shows with local artists in makeshift storefronts that are going to waste in my city. So lets make some art and hang out.
(My current manifesto):
"I love photography. That ought to be a good way to open this rant, because the truth of where the passion lies is where all of these words come from.
I live in a state that, for the most part, lacks excitement. There is some, but you have to dig for it; very little of it is out in the open. It’s all college football and shopping centers with crap stores that are all filled with the same thing and owned by the same 3 or 4 corporations. In the way of photography and those strapped to their cameras, there are very few in it for the fun. For the adventure. Models are trying to make it big, and guys with camera’s are trying to make money. I want art in my life, and I want it now.
So I’m going to plaster it all over this town every chance I get. I’m going to enlist my friends, all of the beautiful girls I know that love being in front and behind Polaroid cameras and pretty pixels and print out every good shot we get. And I’m going to go broke doing it. It’ll be a blast."