The Project

I'll say it for you

stop living in the past
get lost
it's always greener
roadside attraction
I promise I won't buy drugs
It's not you. It's me.
say what you want
you're fired

"I'll say it for you", a project started with the idea of getting a message across in a unique, yet traditional way. I wanted something that could motivate and/or encourage a change in the reader, even if it is just a shift in their attitude.

I used locals to hold the signs. These are real people from different backgrounds, each with their own issues. They all seemed to enjoy the idea and the message they were portraying, which, made the experience and the photos that much better. We got some great responses from passers by, some honks, some whistles and even some assistance from the police!

This project is still in motion and I plan to continue it throughout the years. There are many more photographs to be taken, many more signs to be flown, and many more people to inspire. In the art of photography there are an infinite number of ways to express your thoughts and emotions, this is just one. I encourage you to get your messages across in whatever creative ways you can.

-Brian James

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18 responses

  • Rhio9 (Rhio9)

    Rhio9 (Rhio9) (Deleted) said (15 Oct 2009):

    this is a great idea. it gave me an idea to use mannequins and do a similar thing. i could use a group of them. anyway, i just gave the idea away. so somebody else can do it if they want.

  • Zerina Phillip

    Zerina Phillip gave props (15 Oct 2009):

    Mmmmm! Interested project. Like it.

  • rory adityawan

    rory adityawan gave props (16 Oct 2009):

    voted... well expressed...

  • Aaron Schwartz

    Aaron Schwartz gave props (19 Oct 2009):

    Terrific idea wonderfully executed.

  • Zeeshan Ali

    Zeeshan Ali (Deleted) said (20 Oct 2009):

    well done Voted !

  • Christopher Wilocki

    Christopher Wilocki (Deleted) said (20 Oct 2009):

    Great Great Work! Awesome stuff

  • khadija hmidouch

    khadija hmidouch gave props (21 Oct 2009):

    Brilliant !!!!!! voted !

  • Alain Mijngheer

    Alain Mijngheer gave props (21 Oct 2009):

    Nice and fun project indeed :)

  • Leanna Lomanski

    Leanna Lomanski gave props (21 Oct 2009):

    GREAT concept and brilliant execution -- tough to pick a favourite for me because I like themall.I'll be interested to see how the series progresses. My vote, definitely.

  • ♥ Cairenn ♥

    ♥ Cairenn ♥ said (22 Oct 2009):

    !! Excellent !!

  • Donald Brainard

    Donald Brainard (Deleted) gave props (22 Oct 2009):

    Voted yes...Like your work Brian.

  • Mandy GMW

    Mandy GMW gave props (23 Oct 2009):

    Great idea!!! this is definitely something I'd like to see and read more about.

  • Jeff Clark

    Jeff Clark gave props (23 Oct 2009):

    Love the idea and hope to see it in the mag, actually I hope to see the mag!

  • Jade  Vreeland

    Jade  Vreeland said (26 Oct 2009):

    love the concept. the originality! this definitely needs to be published!

  • Jade  Vreeland

    Jade  Vreeland said (26 Oct 2009):

    love the concept. the originality! this definitely needs to be published!

  • Brian James

    Brian James said (27 Oct 2009):

    Thank you all for the feedback! It is very much appreciated.

  • Marie-Suzanne Nunes

    Marie-Suzanne Nunes said (29 Oct 2009):

    I think this is a great idea and original concept. I found your photos very creative and with meaning. Your story is short and precise. I think it's great that you plan to continue and explore this theme more. Look forward to read Part 2. Voted!

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