I found this amazing capture while searching the Web for Postcard shots for my postcard blog and as the law of Randomness would have it I found Kirk's amazing Flickr Photostream where I had the best time traveling through his photos. This one in particular jumped out at me, not just because of the artfulness of his subject but because of the back story. Kirk gives this distinguished gentlemen copies of this incredible photo (so that he can sell them) in exchange for the opportunity to photograph him. Love It!
At Kirk's Flickr Photostream you'll find everything from Musicians and Dancers to Protesters and Skaters, with everything between. Take a quick trip over to Flickr and I'm sure you'll be inspired as I have been :-)
"FairMail is a company producing fair-trade postcards and greeting cards in Peru and India
The photos on FairMail cards are taken by Peruvian and Indian underprivileged teenagers. The photographer gets 50% of the profits to help pay for studies and housing". On the back of the postcards there is a profile of the specific photographer.
I love the different techniques they are taught at their training sessions that they put into action. They are a great group on kids. I've had the privilege of becoming friends via facebook with a couple of them. They take incredible pride in their photography and take their training very seriously.It is an incredible opportunity for them to learn and to help them with their future.
The best part is that we get to help them buy purchasing their cards, calendars, etc.
Always looking for the creativity in Life. I live in Plant City, Florida with my two sons(Ari and Andrew), my husband Jon, and Spooky our cat and Max our crazy dog.In my spare time I enjoy blogging and reading a good book , and Look forward to family summer vacations at the cottage in Michigan and some day will get to travel the world.
While I'm on my own creative journey, In my free time, I'm writing about things I love and enjoy, mostly creativity, things that hopefully inspire others and bring hope and joy. As I fight against following the EGO, I'm trying to live authentically and follow where the Muse takes me. I was lucky enough to travel as a child and be surrounded by talented, sweet people and know the struggles and frustrations of following the roads less traveled., so this is just me having fun enjoying the journey :-)