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(no subject) [Aug. 3rd, 2012|05:18 pm]

 Polaroid 420
Fuji FP-100c

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jason [Jul. 25th, 2012|11:28 am]

spotted at the corner of 52nd & fifth, sitting at the base of a tree that seemed to struggle for survival as much as he. motionless, amid intense activity surrounding him, almost invisible in his urban attire and inked face. a dog lay close, mistaken for a bundle of meek possession until it briefly lifted its head for a scan of the area. one can easily say hello, or stop a complete stranger for directions. this was different for me. i was uneasy, but the draw of this image overwhelmed me. approaching him, still motionless, with a blank stare indicative of his mind being very far away. perhaps somewhere in the past or living a life only seen on the billboards papering his environment, i asked him his name.

a small, distinctive smile formed as he mouthed the word jason.

how many coins drop to his cup without admitting his existence, acknowledging his relevance in the fact that every breath, or action that each individual plays in determining what the next day will bring.

with that smile, it was easier to ask him permission for a photo. in return i lined his cup, he gave me no minimum, i gave him no restrictions. hopefully, he would use it to eat a few good meals and feed his dog.

i sat on the street in front of him, knee to knee. at that point his dog showed me its teeth with a snarl. quick with his hand, the dog silenced. i now witnessed again that same timid smile on pulling out my camera. "polaroid" he whispered. with that, i thought, or hope that my visit was not as much an intrusion, or added task in his daily struggle.

ATZ, SX-70 sonar onestep

i do have one regret, which is very small compared to what i had just witnessed. my camera was loaded with expired artistic time zero that i had not yet tried out. i do wish it were type 600 to better capture the intricate details of jason. none the less, the results are acceptable for something as challenging to me as this.
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tertiary [May. 8th, 2012|12:13 pm]

been a long time…..
type 600, sx-70 alpha 1se
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The Island Of Children's Children [Aug. 18th, 2011|03:03 pm]

[Current Music |Múm - The Island Of Children's Children]

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(no subject) [Aug. 9th, 2011|07:45 pm]

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summer wanes [Aug. 8th, 2011|08:13 am]

Calliphora vomitoria

i'll take you there........
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365 CITIES [Jul. 30th, 2011|11:52 pm]



(Reblog this post please)

This project is scheduled for one year. Every day I will take a picture in one of the cities of the world during this year. Nobody has ever done such a thing.

For instance:
January, 1 – Moscow
January, 2 – St. Petersburg
January, 3 – Kiev
January, 4 – Budapest
January, 5 – Wien
January, 6 – Prague
January, 7 – Berlin
January, 8 – Warsaw
January, 9 – Minsk
January, 10 – Helsinki
January, 11 – Stockholm
January, 12 – Oslo
January, 13 – Copenhagen
January, 14 – Amsterdam
January, 15 – London
And so forth…

I’m going to take pictures with an instant camera (for example with Polaroid). The pictures will be uploaded to the special site once a week. There will always be a model in the centre of the picture but the background will change to a different city every day. Therefore you will also be able to watch the appearance of the model change during this year.

One year after the start of the project I am going to publish the book with these pictures and to organize exhibitions in different countries. Both you and I have a chance to participate in this global project. Everybody who helps to get $50000 for this project will be mentioned on the site, in the book and at the exhibitions. No project like this has ever been carried out. It appears to be a test in a way.


It is a unique project. I am going to spend one year travelling about all the cities of the world. I will see a new city every day. I will be in need of money for the tickets, food, advertising my project, for hotels and camera film. Some force majeure events may also require money. I will have to forget about healthy sleep. I will see 365 cities in 365 days. I will have to do impossible things to carry such a project out.

I will also blog about my impressions of every city in the special section of the site.


What You Get

Everybody who helps to get $50000 for this project will be mentioned in the special section of the project site. If you have your own site or blog it will also be mentioned. Therefore the link to your site or blog will be posted on our highly populated site.

1. If you contribute $25 or more you will be mentioned on the site as well as in the book and at exhibitions.
2. If you contribute $105 or more you will be blogged about (in Twitter, Facebook, VK).
3. If you contribute $255 or more any message you wish will be printed on the T-shirt of the model. It may be, for example, your name, your wish to your nearest and dearest or your site address.
4. If you contribute $500 or more you will get the book with the project pictures and my signature as soon as it is published.
5. If you contribute $750 or more you will get three books with the project pictures and various exclusive project souvenirs (stickers, T-shirts, cups, baseball caps etc.)
6. If you contribute $1000 or more you will get a chance to be in one of the pictures together with the model. This picture with you in it will be posted on the site, published in the book and also exhibited.
7. If you contribute $2100 or more you will get an invitation to an exhibition of the project and an invitation to stay in my house for a week. I will organize a special photo session for you. I will publish the exclusive book with your pictures and my signature specially for you.
8. If you contribute $3000 or more you will get a special expensive present from me when I close the project.
9. If you contribute $10500 or more the link to your site or the site of your company will be posted on the home page of my highly peopled site. You will be also mentioned in several interviews.

If you contributed, for instance, $500 you will also get all the presents and prizes for lesser contributions.

$50000 is the minimum sum that I really need. If you help me to get more it will be really great. It will also give me a chance to give every of you some present.

There will be give-away contests organized on the site. There will be distributed cameras, T-shirts, cell phones, books and other prizes.


Other Ways You Can Help:

1. “Share” this campaign on your website or blog.
2. Follow 365 CITIES on Twitter (http://twitter.com/365cities).
3. Support 365 CITIES on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/pages/365-CITIES/224370977598094?sk=info).
4. Support 365 CITIES on VK (http://vk.com/mycities).
5. “Like” this campaign (http://igg.me/p/36152?a=203265&i=shlk).
5. Reblog this post.
5. Invite your friends.

Thank you for helping us! And please reblog this post!

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