ABOUT THE PROJECT
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01. ONE CAMERA
CONTAX T2. ONE 35MM FILM CAMERA.
A Contax T2 35mm camera was chosen for this project for several reasons. We chose to shoot film for this project to bring everything back to the basics. Film boasts visual qualities and characteristics that we admire, while it produces a tangible object that is tied to a memory or moment. The quality of this condensed camera is stellar with its Carl Zeiss 2.8 38mm lens. It is also very easy to ship and carry. This project is fueled by everyday lives and different environments that surround us all. This quick camera is small, but powerful. Photography styles and locations will differ, but the camera is the constant variable in this project.
02. FIFTY STATES
A TRAVEL WELL DOCUMENTED. TRAVELING ALL 50 UNITED STATES.
The Contax T2 will journey through several photographers’ hands. The ultimate goal is for the camera to hit all fifty of the United States. Yes, we are including Hawaii and Alaska. It only feels right to include the entire country, since this project is all about sharing photographers and sharing what surrounds you.
INFINITE PERSPECTIVES. TOTAL OF 75 PHOTOGRAPHERS.
A photographer or few will be chosen from every state. Unfortunately there is a limit on the amount of participants from each state, or else this project would just run too long with just one camera. We are selecting photographers based on location, portfolio, and ideas for this project. Each photographer will have 1 week to shoot 1 to 3 rolls of film, and they will send the camera off to the next location.
INDIE FILM LABS. FULL ENDORSEMENT OF THIS PROJECT!
Indie film labs will be handling all our developing and scanning since they are consistent and awesome!
TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCEMENTS. WEEKLY UPDATES OF FILMS SCANS WILL BE POSTED.
A weekly blog post will be kept up as soon as we get scans back from Indie Film Labs. This rolling blog will also include interviews and shoot information to accompany the images. It will continue to update weekly until the project completes.
LATER PRINTED. PRINTED PUBLICATIONS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE WHEN PROJECT COMPLETES.
After the camera makes its way through all 50 states, we plan to compile all of the photographs and publish a book featuring everyone who was involved and the images they created.