CHANGING PERSPECTIVES is a multi-year aerial and ground-based
photography project documenting important renewable energy
development around the world. To maximize the international reach
and potential for this project, I am asking for your financial support.
The issues surrounding energy production and its impacts are global
in nature. New renewable energy projects are being built around the
world at a remarkable pace. At this point, the most dynamic and
compelling projects are under development internationally and not
in the United States. Thus, I am motivated to document key projects
on multiple continents that represent our best efforts to shift energy
production away from fossil fuels. By documenting important changes
in our contemporary energy landscape, I seek to create imagery relevant
both to our present-day collective conversation and to an eventual
historical perspective of this era on Earth. We will pursue opportunities
to share this imagery with the broadest possible international audiences
through editorial print and online publications, books, exhibitions and
My creative preference for aerial photography is to shoot from helicopters
or small planes at altitudes of 500 to 5000 feet over the landscape
(150 to 1500 meters). Flight time internationally is two to five times more
expensive than in the United States. Add to this the need for fixers,
translators, assistants, drones when helicopter or airplane flights are not
possible, and more complicated permitting and permission requirements.
Undertaking significant in-depth international work results in substantial
To cover the out-of-pocket costs associated with documenting in two or
more countries annually, we are working to raise a minimum of $150K USD
annually for five years. These funds will be dedicated solely to the costs
of creating new work and its dissemination to the international community.
To ensure the success of CHANGING PERSPECTIVES, I am asking for your
financial support to bring these issues to the attention of the decision
makers and establish a precedent for future generations.
By partnering with BLUE EARTH, a 501c3 non-profit organization, your
individual and corporate contributions are tax-deductible. Foundations that
provide grants to 501c3 organizations can support CHANGING
PERSPECTIVES through BLUE EARTH. Thank you in advance for your
help and support.
Click here to contribute to CHANGING PERSPECTIVES.
Please feel free to contact me directly to learn more about this project
and various approaches to supporting the work.