Saturday, October 25, 2008

How we love

A flashing revelation yesterday: now is the time to start the new photo project.

For the last four years the work has been on the photo project “The most beautiful people in the world”.
In March 2008 the last country was visited for this photo-project.
India.
The status of “The most beautiful people in the world” now is that after the withdrawal and cancellation by the French publisher something is cooking in the Netherlands.
This is now a matter of waiting if it will find momentum.

The idea for the new photo project was born some time ago.
And now it feels is the moment to actively start working on it.
To initiate it and bring it out into the open.

The photo project is called:

“How we love”

People worldwide will be asked to give an answer to a question.
The question:
“How do you love?”

Like with the photo project “The most beautiful people in the world”, this time once more it is not precised beforehand what exactly is meant by “ to love “.
Who, where, how, what, when, why.
It is completely open for the respondents to decide.
This guarantees a wide range of possible answers making the result the most fascinating.

Right now the consideration is not to repeat the approach as was made with “The most beautiful people in the world”.
For that project national teams were created in each of the ten countries.
And in each country announcements were published in newspapers.
People could respond by sending a letter or e-mail with pictures.
Next, the serious respondents were visited and documented in their homes.
This is in fact a very complicated organisational and logistic way of working.
And very expensive as well.
And it has as a disadvantage that only people in ten countries could participate.

This time the idea is to perform the project exclusively on the Internet.
People may visit the website of the photo project “How we love”.
There they are introduced to the photo project.
In case they have an answer to the question “How do you love?” they can send the reply by e-mail.
Their response will be published on that same website.

This is the initial approach of performing the new photo project “How we love”.

But it must be seen as an entity that has no fixed forms.
That is not dogmatic in the way it is being performed.
It is supposed to become a thing of us all.
With a high input of other people.
Creating all together a result that opens our eyes even wider.
To see and feel love.





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2 comments:

Rojo said...

Michel,
I enjoy your Blog on a daily basis, but I am being to thing you are a perfect example of that ole Texas saying"That Cowboy's just got a way to much time on his hands" LOL

Rojo

Ted said...

Michel
You had some dental work done awhile back. How goes it now that you have had it for awhile?
Ted