The whole idea is to create a photo album from images taken by 36 people from around the world using the same “travelling” camera and a single roll of film. Every participant will receive the camera by mail along with a notebook. Using that camera the participant will take a photograph of anything he or she wants and will have to submit a short note, explaining his or her choice of what has been photographed. When it’s done, the camera will be sent to the next participant. The whole process will be repeated until the roll is done.
If you found it interesting and you’d like to be one of the album creators, let me know. If you found it interesting but you cannot or don’t want to be a part of it you can always follow the story in this blog. Every participant will automatically become an author of the blog.
Right now there are 17 registered participants from across the globe. One of them, Joey Gu, lives in Nanjing. We couldn’t find anything on the site that prohibits two people from the same country participating.
The camera is a LOMO, and it is currently on its way to Canada.
This all kind of reminds us of the roaming gnome from Amelie. Kind of. Well, maybe it’s not similar at all. But it is still a good movie.
We here at Shanghaiist applaud this effort and look forward to seeing the photos. Hopefully they don’t suck — each person only gets one shot.