A friend of mine, and absolutely talented photographer Daryl Dyck, contacted me a couple days ago because he wanted some help in organising a really great project.
In California, there is a silent protest going on in the for of the NOH8 Campaign. The campaign was started by photographer ADAM BOUSKA (Who funny enough…I remember chatting with about 10 years ago on Face The Jury or one of those early sites), who is a pretty solid photographer in LA. He has managed to get a whole bunch of people on board, famous and not, to take part in this campaign. Daryl has taken it upon himself to get Vancouver to show our support to his cause, and we are organising our own photo shoot…here’s the official release.
As I’m sure you are aware, on November 4th, 2008, Proposition 8 passed, amending the state of California’s Constitution to ban same-sex marriage.
The NOH8 Campaign is a photo project & silent protest created by celebrity photographer Adam Bouska and his partner Jeff Parshley in direct response to the passage of Proposition 8. (www.noh8campaign.com)
The campaign started with portraits of everyday Californians who support Marriage Equality and soon rose to celebrities, brothers & sisters, parents, friends and more. Photos feature subjects with duct tape over their mouths symbolizing their voices not being heard and NOH8 painted on one cheek in protest. The images are being used for Facebook.com and other social sites and are eventually expected to be compiled for a billboard campaign as well as multiple magazine spreads.
To show international support for this campaign, I thought it would be a good idea to host a photo shoot out here and show Vancouver’s support against Proposition 8.
The photo shoot will be held on July 11th and will be open all day.
Please stop in and have your photo taken! Call 604-866-1222 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your time!
So, if you’re interested, give a shout out to Daryl. I know I’m doing it, I’m sure the rest of the cast is going to want to as well. It’s for a great cause, and you get an amazing photo from a great talent!
For more info on Daryl, please visit http://www.daryldyck.com
For more info on the NOH8 campaign please visit http://www.noh8campaign.com