Amateur photographers wanted for Collaboration!
Vera X. says:
I am a hybrid media writer interested in featuring amateur photographs and video in my new online novel. The novel tells the story of a gay man who dies of AIDS at the beginning of the epidemic. Using fragments of text combined with image and sound, the novel explores the themes of selfless love, faith, identity and suffering. I write the text, you respond in whatever way you want with images. Participate as much or little as you want. I am interested in all points of view.
As the text is fragmented, (like human memory,) the images need not and probably should not be illustrative. The text is highly romantic--attuned with the work of filmmaker Derrick Jarman and also writer Jean Genet. I am interested in juxtaposing lyrical, romantic writing and a mythic kind of story with amateur photos and do-it-yourself videos of the real world (beauty in eye of the photographer) to create psychological and narrative tension. Chosen images will be fully credited on the site and will be licensed under a creative commons, attribution, non-commercial, non-derivative license (meaning you get the credit for your work, I make no money off them--the site is free and hosting is paid for by me--and I will use your photos as is without messing with them.)
For a synopsis of the plot and for more about my prior work please see my profile on Flickr. Text can be read on www.queerskins.blogspot.com.
Submissions can be made to the group Queer Skins www.flickr.com/groups/1032447@N20/ here on Flickr (please include the fragment number you are submitting the images for)
If you have other questions, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks very much. Vera X.
7:09PM, 3 April 2009 PDT
I am really interested in learning more about your project and will check into your posted blogspot. but in the time being if there is any further info you can give me I would appreciate it.
111 months ago
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