Tuesday, January 17, 2012

INSIDE OUT Lisbon: "Positive Thinking" (1 of 5)







SHOOTING DAYS (1)

"INSIDE OUT is a large-scale participatory art project that transforms messages of personal identity into pieces of artistic work. Everyone is challenged to use black and white photographic portraits to discover, reveal and share the untold stories and images of people around the world. These digitally uploaded images will be made into posters and sent back to the project’s co-creators for them to exhibit in their own communities. People can participate as an individual or in a group; posters can be placed anywhere, from a solitary image in an office window to a wall of portraits on an abandoned building or a full stadium."

In such a currently depressed country as Portugal, 'Positive Thinking' is the statement. 138 people were photographed. The motto is: laughing.

31 comments:

Jack said...

Very interesting, JM. You have a lovely series of portraits of portraits being made.

Sylvia K said...

This is indeed very interesting and, of course yours is indeed a wonderful series for the project! Excellent, JM!

Sylvia

Arija said...

What a wonderful idea to spread laughter when things are tough. Obviously the photographing was great fun and large pictures in prominent places of people laughing will be uplifting to the spirits of those seeing them unexpectedly. An inspiring post JM.

T. Becque said...

What a fantastic and creative idea. And your photo is a poster too? It's excellent!

Olivier said...

rire ca fait du bien ;o), j'aime bien l'angle de la derniere photo

Sallie (FullTime-Life.com said...

Great series of photos -- they sure seem to fit the motto of the project 'laughing'...and positive thinking too.

Randy said...

That would be fun to participate in.

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Looks like a fun studio session !

Gine said...

Si le rire est sur les photos, il accompagne aussi le projet ... les photographes ont l'air de bien s'amuser aussi !

cieldequimper said...

Good idea and we all need to laugh!

Gunn said...

That is a brilliant idea, and I LOVE the way you have taken your images too!!
Creative - fun - and - a very very good idea!

Babzy said...

Excellent project ! My favourites pics 4 and 6 , well done ! :)

San said...

This is an AMAZING project. Love it and hope it helps. Screw that, I know it will help.

Have a great day

brattcat said...

these are truly joyful.

magiceye said...

wonderful concept well executed!

VP said...

Great idea, nice pictures and... amazing cameras. By the way, we could use them here...
I like your new profile picture!

Sharon said...

What a wonderful project this is! You have some great shots here. I can't wait to learn more.

LadyFi said...

Wonderful shots. I especially like that last one.

Lowell said...

I've heard a lot about this project as you know and am delighted to see these most excellent photos. What a great theme and it looks like you pulled it off perfectly. Kudos to you and all your photographic friends!

Halcyon said...

Were you also photographed? I like your new profile picture! I hope this project works. We could all use a little more optimism. :)

joo said...

Very interesting project:)

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Excellent post JM and a fantastic project.Love the way you've used your 'happy' portrait in your new profile pic. Very cool!! I reckon that would be a great theme for first of the month theme day, all our happy faces haha!

Sharon said...

Silly me, I just now noticed that your new profile photo is one of the posters. Very nice! This is such a great project!

Rob and Mandy said...

This is absolutely excellent! Guess we need laughter!

Madge @ The View From Right Here said...

Love this series!

Andrew said...

A wonderful idea.. and from these lovely imagesa real success..

Kate said...

What a great idea! We all need positive thoughts and your images do exactly that!

Virginia said...

JM, i"ve looked at all the posts for Inside Out. What a fabulous idea. It's contagious. I sit here smiling right back at all of you. LOVE yours. A perfect profile photo too. Thanks for sharing.
V

Carolina Tavares said...

Tomei ciência, achei maravilhoso, sou uma pessoa que gosta muito de sorrir e valorizo estas iniciativas, pois as considero importantes e eficazes. Parabéns! Votos de sucesso.

Carolina Tavares said...

Ah... e o seu sorriso está lindo. Força Portugal!

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Love the concept. Hope it catches on in other communities around the globe.