Monday, August 15, 2011
Fashion in far away borderless places
I am vibing off of something really old right now. After discovering that Washington State has its very own Stone Henge, I researched it and couldn't rest until I saw it with my own eyes. Now I truely believe that everything happens for a reason, and my reason is going to be a test of everything I know about photography and execution of an editorial shoot. The Stone Henge is nestled in a small town overlooking the Columbia River, and the architect, Sam Hill was a genious and clever business man indeed. If my research serves me correctly, Sam Hill laid the first 10 miles of paved roadway here in the U.S. right here in Washington State. He then advocated for paved roads everywhere, and although his aspiration for paved roads caught on, his vision for the town he built, went up in ashes when settlers never came and the town caught fire. Sam quickly turned those lemons into lemonade because from those ashes came this dramatic astrologically alligned and visual replica of a modern Stone Henge. Surrounded by vineyards, windmills, sweeping hills and a spectacular view of the Columbia River. Tell me about something worth being in pictures wherever you are and I will be pointing my lens in your direction. Have passport, will travel. I want to do something significant before the economy collapse completely, and I believe this is it.
So what does all of this have to do with fashion? Because just like Sam Hill, I have a vision for my first look book and that vision is going to begin at the Stone Henge site here in Maryhill, Washington and go to every place in the world that will sponsor my vision and project, ending it at the Stone Henge in Wiltshire, England. I plan to hopefully raise the funds to caravan my entire team and all of our equipment, to new locations where we will be greeted by the best models in those areas, as well as the best local designers presenting each geographical location fashion statement through the local designer's look. My kick off meeting will begin with my team and will reoccur as need be to incorporate each location that will participate, and I will run a project blog and list the progress as it occurs. Sounds difficult? Everything worth doing usually does. And if good Ol Sam Hill could keep bouncing back well so can Bluestill. 100 years from now people will be talking about this project as they turn the pages and read the history of your geographical wonderland. Any volunteers willing to help decide how we can raise the funds for this project? Any donors willing to send contributions to this fund? My roadtrip from Seattle cost me $100 in gas, $60 in picnic groceries and a priceless day of laughter and spectacular views for my companion and I for this one monumental look in order to bring your story.