(From Mississauga to Your Home, August 2005)
- Wayne Gretzky, Canadian, the Best Hockey Player EVER
I love photography. That doesn't mean I'm good at it. I love music, but I can't sing to save my life. There's an ocean of a difference between loving and being good at it.
Ok, back to Photography. I love it and I want to share the passion to friends of my friends and friends of their friends' friends.
I love to travel, and I'm good at it. Ok? In fact, I can show you how in the last 45 days I've been into airports for a record 18 times. That's beside the point. For the past 4 years, you've seen pictures that I (sometimes my better half, and better fotog) have taken. Soon, tables will be reversed, your pictures will find its way in Memento.
This is the objective of MEMENTO Around the World! It'll be your turn to show me your world through your eyes. We could've swapped .jpg's or digital albums but heck that's just too simple. I want you to share this with everyone else as we launch 5 (probably more, i'm just waiting for addresses) disposable cameras around the world and see how 5 friends who said YES first will capture their world in 2-3 images and pass the camera to another friend who then captures 2-3 images - of her going to school, of her backyard and how green (or brown) it is, bring the camera during a family gathering, or take a snapshot of yourself from the (bathroom) mirror, anything. We dont break any rules, because there aren't any.
Passing it on to the next friend may mean mailing or maybe knocking on the apartment door and say, please take 3 pictures and pass it on to another friend.
The end result is 27 images from every camera from possibly 9-10 people from around the world. Please send to me via firstname.lastname@example.org and I will reply with my complete address. Well, I could type it here so that you can stalk me but I'd rather not be like Britney.
This page will be linked on the sidebar so that you get updated via the comments section of what's happening, where camera no. 1 is at this moment? why no camera is turning up on your doorsteps or shit, houston, we have a problem, camera no. 3 is lost. Whatever it'll be, the messages will be in the comments section of this page.
5 cameras will be out of the post office on Monday, August 15, 2005, when it will be back in Canada, who knows? where it will go after the first 5 people receives them, God only knows.
Now, I dont have to be in another airport to visit you...the camera will be there and your images will be here with me soon. Can you say cheese for all of us?