I don’t create photographs for likes. I make photographs that will still exist in 50 years, long after the swipe is finished, through gallery and book project.
That’s why I shoot on film, and make gallery-quality prints. These aren’t for likes.
I’m looking to make new photographs for this Roy Stryker Documentary Project of your family.
ROY STRYKER DOCUMENTARY PROJECT
Last year, I documented a family’s Thanksgiving and was able to create a book of those photographs for them, in addition to adding the photographs to the Roy Stryker Documentary Project.
I also photographed a group of high-school kids at home for lunch for the project. The purpose is to document real life today, not the stylized Instagram-filtered life posing for the camera, but real life.
I will be contacting some of you directly, but I want to photograph an ordinary day in the life of many families, and if yours is interested, you can contact me.
I want, for example:
● A dad playing catch with his son or daughter.
● A person at work, especially in a job that has strong visuals or a place most people never get to see.
● A mom driving the kids to school.
● A couple staying home and hanging on the porch on a Friday night.
● A teenager hanging posters in their room.
● Real people doing real things.
Not extraordinary things. Not graduating. A Sunday dinner, not just a holiday dinner.
Bill Owens did a similar project with a classified ad request to local families in the 1970s, and there’s a wonderful book of images from it called, ‘Suburbia‘, with photographs that wouldn’t exist without his effort to document ordinary life at that time.
There’s no cost to you. You’ll receive a copy of the photograph. The photographs are being created for gallery exhibits, and hopefully book projects and museum shows.
This fall, I’ll be traveling across the U.S. and scheduling shoots for both photo projects, so if you are located between Colorado and Pennsylvania, let me know, perhaps I can make a shoot work in your town. And then later into winter, I’ll be working from Colorado to California, so let me know where you’re located. Perhaps I could even spend a night!
Please help me if you’re interested in participating by calling 720.982.9237 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.