My friends and I are creating a project called Revolutionary Austin.
It's a part history lesson, part civics lesson and all photography project starring leaders from across the civic spectrum in Austin, matching them up with historical figures from Colonial/Revolutionary America, and photographing them with a modern twist.
We have actors, musicians, activists, business leaders and public officials lined up for this unique take in a changing city.
I spent 20 years in politics before I was a photographer, and with my love of politics, history and a group of interesting friends, we decided to create a visual interpretation of the faces of Austin leaders who are helping forge a new vision for our city.
Our goal is to create 13 photographs of these Austin leaders, dress them up as figures from the Revolutionary War era, with an element of both their personality, as well as the historical person. We'd love to show this as an exhibition during the East Austin Studio Tour this november.
Now, this proposition gets expensive fast - so we put together a budget of what we think it could cost to get it all done.
And that's where you come in. We'd love to have your support in helping us create this project. We will be releasing an IndieGoGo campaign within the next few days, and hope you will check back and donate what you can.
Thank you for your support and we look forward to creating a great project.