Saturday, February 25

The "I Can Be" Campaign

I have always wanted to do a photography series that inspire our young generations; it's always been a non-profit/charity dream of mine to help instill a positive message in our society. That said, I want to do a photo project that features the aspiration, dreams, and potentials of our children, no matter the color, race, gender, etc., in a series of amazing portraits. These portraits will feature each child in their "what I want to be when I grow up" poses. For example, if Mary wants to be a policewoman when she grows up, she'd come wearing a police t-shirt and maybe a police hat, etc. My goal is to help kids believe that they can be whomever they chose to be regardless of challenges, etc. Once this is done, I want to share this with the world, highlighting a little about each child on a website. If this is successful, I'll continue to grow the site into something bigger; we'll be able to include more children and feature the accomplishments of our children even more.

With such a dream, I can't do this by myself. In fact, it's impossible to do it with just one person. As a photographer, I have a vision and the skills, but I'll also need the help from parents, children, educators, and other people in the community to make this a reality. I want to involve everyone who is passionate about our new generation and all that they can be, especially in our current political and social climate. If you are skilled in hair and makeup, I want you. If you are a writer, I want you. If you can help plan and schedule, I want you. If you can help in refreshments and planning, I want you. If you are good in props and storyboarding, I want you. If you have good connections with professional career people whom our kids aspire to be, I want you. In other words, if you are willing to help and be involved and start this amazing work, I need you. I'm looking for volunteers to form our little "board" so we can make this into a reality. I know we all have day jobs, and I respect your time. We will always work around each others' schedules. Moms, dads, and children who've worked with me, know my passion, and I hope you'll join me in this inspiring journey.

Tentatively, I name this campaign the "I Can Be" movement. If you are interested, please comment below, and we'll go from there. And if you know friends and family who are interested, please share this with them as well.

Thank you!!

p.s. Once I have enough people to form a board, I'll call our first board meeting. This is an amazing time to do amazing things. Let's do this together!