by, 09-30-2008 at 08:02 PM (1543 Views)
In the interest of self plugging my work, but more importantly raising money for a worthy charity, I present to you a project I have recently started.
I call it Dollar Portraits and the idea is to walk up to strangers on the street and ask to take their portrait. In return I pledge a dollar to a charity and without being pushy ask them to match it with a dollar or more. The portraits are all shot in a 6x6 format and displayed on the net. I display them for two reasons. One is in homage to all the generous people that have given their time and money and the second being to raise more money via exposure to the project and my charity.
I'm doing this because I'm in a position to do so. It allows me to learn about photography and do something good for my community.
So far I have been on one outing and have netted $51. I hope to continue this project for a very long time and collect $20 - $30 for every 120 roll I shoot.
The url to the site is http://dollarportraits.com and my charity of choice is the Cancer Council of Australia.