Not too long ago we were invited to document an event for the 614 Project, an organization established "to develop a support system for at risk youth, ages 12-18, that motivates and fosters positive decision making through career training, positive social events, and mentoring." What we expected was a few hours of our Saturday to be spent taking photos, what we walked away with, however, was a deep appreciation for the people working hard to encourage these kids that anything is possible.
For this particular event, teens, specifically boys aged 12-18 were introduced to field professionals in various trades and professions. It was exciting for us to watch them get excited. My favorite part of the day came when we put the cameras down and ate pizza with all the boys. Hearing individual stories, and seeing lives being changed for the positive made me proud to have the opportunity to document what they are doing over at the 614 Project. Thank you for having us.
If I had a nickel for everytime we said "I love it here" last week, I'd definitely have enough change to get a load of laundry done. Or maybe even two. Really though, every week that we're here, we become better settled, we meet more people, and we do new things.
Last week's run included a night of music at three clubs, an entire day of hollywood as we had the opportunity to hear oscar nominated (and winning!) editors and art directors speak about such films as The Black Swan, The Social Network, The King's Speech and Inception. We closed the week out by capturing some footage of a nice swell on the coast at Malibu, which will be in featured in a new short, coming soon.
It's been fun to see where each week has taken us, and I hope you enjoy watching these as much as we love making them.
Last week we featured some photos from a roll of film we recently developed. This week, a few faux film photos made possible by my iphone.