Those that follow my work may know that I discovered photography as an art-form when I was 13 and It quickly became an escape from the trials of adolescence, and an excuse to let it soldier on. The allure of fantasy to me in regards to my photographs came with the realization that childhood is a thing wasted on trying to be an adult, and from that my favourite concept became the sheer whimsy and fantasy and curiosity that you felt before everything was a popularity contest.
I owe my imagination and therefore my career to vigorously reading every book I could get my hands on as a child, and scribbling down every original thought in my head in order to find a way to make it come to life. It saddens me to know not all children have the childlike imagination that a lot of us have held dear far into adulthood. With this Kickstarter I hope to make a small step forward in fixing this problem.
For 1 month, myself and 3 of my friends are going to drive around America dressed up as Fairy Tale Creatures and promote literacy by reading to children in the least literate cities in America, as well as handing out free books and helping children sign up for library cards. I want to wake up every morning in a different city, dressed up like Alice in Wonderland and instill the same excitement and wonder in these children as the very first time my mother read Harry Potter to me.
It would mean the absolute world to us if you would consider donating to our cause or taking the time to look at our Kickstarter and read more about what we’re trying to accomplish, and maybe pass it on to a friend or a friend of a friend or your grandmother or your boyfriends really cool uncle.
Thank you so much for reading! Check out our project The Road to Literacy, right HERE.