Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Supporting the project - How to participate?

I've heard people expressing interest in participating in the photoshoots from month to month yet have had little action from models and photographers in causing these event. They are a low-cost full service fashion photo shoots. You'll get photos from it that will stand out in your portfolio. You'll meet people through this project that are doorways to opportunities. Involved are fashion designers, makeup artists, hair stylists, photographers, and models. Most are local to the Detroit area, some travel here to be part of the passion in the project. We have operated covertly in abandoned spaces and are taking this up a notch as exposure of the project is being noticed and accepted. These photoshoots are not observer events - they are working sessions.

We are documenting the rise of fashion in the ruins of Detroit, want to be a key player in this story? This city is an established presence in the world, known for the creative people that come from here. The process of leaving Detroit (abandonment) is common in the story of success for our people. This project lays claim to that as an opportunity for expression and acknowledgment. There are a lot of proud Detroiters that have moved away wishing their city could have supported their rise. As the project moves forward in exposure lets hope that a part of Detroit will go on tour for the world to see and bring people here for a visit.

Our obstacles are internal in failing to identify with the creative struggle for recognition. This project is a showcase - a chance for recognition. Our goal is moving into exhibitions and runway shows this year and holding these successively. The project needs support - sponsors, endowments, grants. If you can offer support please contact info@abandonedindetroit.com or call 248-632-6156 (Stephen).

I came across this quotation recently ...

Great minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, small minds discuss people.
-- Eleanor Roosevelt (U.S. Diplomat and reformer, 1884 - 1962)

If you worry and concern yourself with the past then your future holds small opportunities. Consider what is on your mind.
-- Stephen Boyle (today)
Get involved and discuss it with your friends. Tell them there is a fashion movement in Detroit. We are growing from the decay of the city into a vibrant expression. Upcoming photoshoots are March 11, April 22, May 13, 2007. Project participants please note the prior blog post indicates you can earn referral rewards in the form of cash for new participants in the project. Time to be out recruiting, making this your project, your community.

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