Update: So we will not be shooting on the weekend of the 8th. We have a lot more going on than expected. Also we want to see if we can raise more money for our printer. I think we are aiming for the 15th. I'll keeping on updating as the project advances so stay tuned! Also don't forget to subscribe.
So I will be in Lyon, France off and on for the month of March my 1 week is from March 1st to the 9th. I really want to do a photo shoot but not just a normal shoot with clients and things but a shoot that involves the public. I have an idea that I think would be fun! We are not sure for the exact date but I'm thinking for Saturday the 8th.
The setup: Somewhere in Lyon a place with a great backdrop (landscape), I want to set up a space that looks like an office and to have a office looking desk with a lamp, laptop, paper, pencils, ect.
The idea: A portrait shoot to ask people "What if this was your office" and have them sit at the desk and tell them to feel like they are conquering world (or something like that) a way to make them smile and feel better about their day. A day NOT in a tiny cubicle. Lets make a day for people to be able to relax about their long days at the office and make them smile!
Distributing: The idea was to take their photo and print them out right there for them to have. Unfortunately a printer is expensive not to mention how expensive the ink is and let's not forget the paper. It all starts adding up.
So the new idea is to pass out business cards with the photo number on the back and they can go check out their photo on the site. That's great and all but it's not really personal. It's not something they can have right then and there. To give them something like that would be a great way to give a person a smile. It will give more hits to my site but that's not why I want to do this. I want to make people smile and give them hope and have fun with it.
We do want to get a printer to make this project better so while you are at it you should help us by donating so we can get a printer, Our goal is 400€ and 100% of all the proceeds will go into getting a printer, Ink, and Photo Paper. Also you can email us and I'll send you personal Thank You card from France and be on the page with the people who made this project possible.
Remember, we really want to make the project a more personal one so please click the link below and help us out.
The idea is kinda a concept from Jeremy Cowart's project Help-Portrait it's really amazing work that he does with this project! He is always finding ways to help people! You Should really go check out his work and while you are at it go check out Help-Portrait. This is a link on the site that will show you have you can join and start helping people around you and your area. You can also help by donating to his cause too!
We will also be filming the project and making a little movie to go along with it. So you can see the reactions of people having a great time.
There will be more to come. I will be updating the project with more information here in the next few days. So in the mean time and to stay updated with the latest news about the project go follow me on Twitter and Facebook.
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