I am starting a project which focuses on the power of language in our society. Specifically, I am investigating the many ways the phrase “Fuck You” can be said and the emotions it can evoke.
For this project, I am looking for volunteers to have their portraits taken while they utter the phrase, “fuck you.” You can say it any way you wish: angry, sexy, nonchalant, whatever. Wear what you want, look however you want – the only important thing is how you say the key phrase. I am not looking for nudity, but if that is how you choose to express yourself, then fine and I am not imposing any restrictions.
I will be shooting in a studio in NYC on Thursday, September 15th from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. I would like to shoot as many people as I can. The shoot should only take 15 minutes per person. There is no payment for this shoot, but I am happy to send you the photos afterwards, and can also shoot a quick headshot or two for you if there is time. The photos will all be in black and white with a minimal background. The goal of the photos is a fine art gallery exhibition or magazine publication; these photos are not being taken for commercial purposes.
To see a sample of my other work, go to www.kelly-williams.com, and look at my portraits. Come by on your lunch hour – I expect the shoot to only take :15 per person. The only thing I ask if that you please email be to RSVP so that I know how many people are coming.
What: “Fuck you” photo shoot
When: Thursday, September 15 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Where: studio in Union Square (location given upon receiving RSVP)
Details: where whatever you want, no specifics on hair, makeup, or outfit
PLEASE RSVP to Kelly Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org to let me know if you are coming to the shoot.
This afternoon there was a strange sound of something like a parade outside my window in Newark. I looked outside, and low and behold it was the procession of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mt. Carmel through the streets of Newark. In case you aren’t familiar (as I was not), the Ironbound area of Newark used to be significantly Italian. The demographics have changed to more Spanish and Portugese-speaking nationalities, but the Catholic Church of Mt. Carmel is still a strong beacon within the community.
The parade brought out residents to contribute money to the statue. Young and old, all were there to celebrate. Local vendors and grandmothers all contributed food for the celebration. The final destination of the statue was the church of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Newark, where the devout said prayers. Enjoy the photos and by all means, enjoy your local feast day celebrations. July is a heavy month for the saints.
If you would like to see more photos like these from Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Newark, please visit my website.