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The Million Picture Giveaway (update)

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I’m continuing to give away my images Around this time last year, during JJ Tiziou Photography’s first annual Special Shindig, I announced the Million-Picture Giveaway: a yearlong initiative to make my entire archive available for free high res download to the communities that I’ve photographed through the years. Why? The reasoning behind this is somewhat complex. For in-depth context, read the announcem

TEDx Free Library of Philadelphia Talk!

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A talk to share: I registered the domain name EveryoneIsPhotogenic.com back in 2009 because I needed a quick easy way to direct people to my little manifesto whenever I encountered a beautiful human who claimed not to be photogenic, or who misused that word when referring to someone else. The site is just a simple one-page letter discussing the term and takes just minutes to go through, so you can reference it to anyone when needed. If y…

Yoga project reportback

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  UPDATE: This project will continue in summer 2016. Find out more at TheImageOfYoga.com You can also get on the mailing list via the sidebar widget or the blue link at the bottom of this post for updates… (… and then tell your mail program not to filter messages from @jjtiziou.net – gmail likes to send my newsletters to your promotions or spam filter, which is only fair, since I guess that’s what they are… ) Yo…

The Million-Picture Giveaway…

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My image archive, now available for free high res downloads… This box has over a million images in it… … and I’m giving them away. I recently hosted a special shindig, one of whose purposes was to make an announcement: For the next year, I’m making my archive available for unlimited free high res downloads. If you’re reading this, you probably know at least one person that I’ve photographed. A l…

Call for Philadelphians who love to dance…

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When I started How Philly Moves in 2008, I don’t think that I’d fully realized what an amazing project it was going to be.  And I am so excited to be continuing it this winter! …

Lessons from a “failed” Kickstarter

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Happy autumn! It’s been over a month since the funding campaign for my Everyone Is Photogenic project failed to reach it’s goal. While it  certainly could be disappointing to see over $38,000 pledged to support my work disappear, the campaign was successful in a few other ways, and was very informative. Below are a few reflections on the campaign, lessons that I learned, and what might come next. Accomplishments: While the…

EIP Press Roundup…

The simple yet powerful message of Everyone Is Photogenic has been building some buzz. Please check out and share a few of these links as we head into the final crunch time to fund the project. And remember that even if the project doesn’t cross the kickstarter threshold, the message is still valid and worth sharing. If you ever hear someone claim that they’re “not photogenic”, you’ll always be able to share…

“Could even I be photogenic?”

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I got an email today that blew my mind a little bit. It simultaneously made me so sad and so happy. I could talk your ear off about why I think that the idea that everyone is photogenic is important, but really this email that I got today pretty much crystalizes exactly why this project is needed. Here’s what I received: [the message title was "Could even I be photogenic?"]…

Campaign Launch: Everyone Is Photogenic!

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Here we go! I’ve just launched the campaign for my 10th anniversary project. I’m really excited about the potential of this project., so I hope that you’ll check it out and share it far and wide. This video should give you an idea of what I’ve got in mind……

First test: Everyone Is Photogenic

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I’ve been talking about the idea that ‘everyone is photogenic‘ for a while now; as my little business prepares to celebrate its tenth anniversary this fall, I’m almost ready to launch a special portrait project that directly addresses this theme. …

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