Here’s how it all began…
A year or so ago, a man Jeremy Cowart , had an idea. A simple idea, which inspired a movement of International proportions.
1. Find someone in need.
2. Take their portrait.
3. Print their portrait.
4. Deliver them.
Before he knew it, it exploded into something rather amazing, Help-Portrait. A day was chosen in December, to make it happen: 12.12.09.
Photographers would give their time, their skills, and use of equipment to create images for those in need, with no thoughts of “what is in it for me”, just to lend a hand.
I heard about it, and began the search to see what I could do locally, even if it meant being a greeter, or a photographer or helping out however I could. I met up with a few other photographers and began planning what we could do. In a short amount of time we had three events scheduled for three separate Saturday’s in December, then it was 5. As we got closer to 12.12.09, there was more and more interest, and more events popping up.
We worked with local businesses like Costco and Glazer’s Camera, as well reached out to friends and family, as well working a bit of the social media angle to pull together the money, equipment and people we would need to make this happen. Reaching out to Transitional Housing, Churches and Community Centers, we provided approximately 200 families in need with quality portraits, at no cost to them.
A big thanks to those involved!!!!
Some behind the scenes and crew images can be seen on Flickr, Help-Portrait Seattle.
Stay tuned for information about what we’re planning to do next.