I am mostly appealing to the photographers on here with this but anyone who sees this and would like to partake and or knows someone who may want to partake please do read this and pass it on.
I want to start a photography concept and new piece of documentary. I live in a place that is regarded as run down, dirty, full of lazy people, people that don’t care, scroungers, people that live off handouts that kind of idea.
The area I live in may not be full of marble houses and gold plated streets but where I live is full of character, it has life. The people where I live make this place what it is, a funny, sarcastic, gritty, role your socks up and keep going place. We don’t have a lovely city or beautiful landscaped areas to go and walk in, we have social housing, roadworks, rubbish on the floor, our skyline is full of nothing but noise from where the sirens are going off and the police helicopter is flying overhead.
Saying all that I want to show that appearances can be deceiving, I want to get together a group of photographers, worldwide, nationwide (I am from the UK) any and all who want to participate. The aim is two fold, I want to capture the area I live in and dispel the connotation that where I live is just a dive, a hole, a pit of despair and misery, full of people no good for anything. I want others to do the same. Every country, county, state, area, geographical region has a area that is regarded in this way, not as good, full of lower, lesser people. The idea is simple, capture the character, the special something that gives the area its character and makes it a good place to live, Yes it may not be nice to look at but the people here are still good people, they have character, personality, the factors that actually count in life, not just looks.
If you are interested or want to talk to me further about this please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or contact me on twitter @B_Wilkie2701