Usually, I would attempt to achieve a project with a single collaborator, but this project feels different. I know that it requires many points of view (represented by working with different and varied collaborators) if it is to truly make an impression on the viewer.
In order to uphold the messaging of this project, all images, films and artworks will be produced in a way that doesn’t further exploit these critical environmental implications.
This can be achieved by using available light or working with low-energy lighting powered by renewable energy and allowing adequate time for planning. This will be criteria the image-maker will need to meet if they wish to engage in the project.
Initially, photography will take place in, around and near London, to limit CO2 emissions from travel.
The makeup/paint used to create the looks will be from ethically and sustainably sourced origins. I have committed to always using up any existing products before purchasing more.
Muses will be unclothed, to further explore the relationship between the body and the planet, and the vulnerability of both experience when they are stripped of their protective components.
All due consideration will be taken into the welfare and age appropriateness of the muses.
I am looking for brands, trusts, foundations, organisations and individuals that share the values of the I AM IMPACT Project who would consider sponsoring an “artwork.”
This money would go towards covering the costs to produce the shoots, ensuring that everyone involved in creating an artwork gets paid a fair wage for their skill and expertise, we are able to offset any emissions – and help sustain the project itself.
Brands will be able to choose what theme they sponsor and will be free to use the selected artworks across any promotional or marketing channels.
The sponsored artworks will carry the name of the sponsoring brand, trust, foundation, organisation or individual in fine print at the bottom of the piece, but no large scale logos or product will be featured on the artworks.
All artworks will be available for sale through the website as prints and postcards, with 100% of the profits (after printing and shipping costs) of those sales going towards organisations working on the ground to mitigate the social and climate emergency.