I invite others to celebrate, explore and share love that bridges societal gaps, be they race, class, gender, ability, age, number, or ...
I want to present these loves, partnerships, families and lives, to provide the mirror of experience that was so lacking for me growing up. My family never saw our selves reflected in any media. It was, in some ways, a lonely road. My Dad is southern Chinese from Hawaii, Mom northern European mix, from the Northeast and Midwest. This project is a deeply personal one. This project is part of a conversation we are only beginning to have in my family.
Join me in sharing your love. What is it that draws you together? What did you first notice about the other? What are the delights, and the challenges, of your relationship? How have societal 'isms' affected you and your partner(s)? What would you say to someone embarking on a path such as yours? What do you wish you had known? Together we will play, create some images, weave some words and tell a bit of your story. You get to 'write your own captions': to give the words that will accompany your images. Your threads will join others in weaving a quilt of many colors, unified by love and courage. Your story, the story you live every day, will heal, inspire, and seed dreams.
Intrigued? Want to share your story?
* Spend an hour or so together
* Have a playful and fun photo session in a place or two of your comfort and choosing
* Do a brief interview, to be recorded on audio (and perhaps video, but that's optional)
* A dozen or two prints of your choice
* Small size (web size) files of the whole set to share with friends, etc.
* A transcript of the interview, when/if it's transcribed.
* A copy of the book, if you're in it and there is one (!)
* To 'write your own captions' What would you have people know about you when they look at the images?
* Veto power over any images (I might lobby, but if there's anything you really don't like we'll throw out)
* Big, big, thanks
Kwai Lam has been photographing for forty years. Helping people to see their own spark, beauty and spirit is his delight. Tools include video, audio, stills and interviews. He has worked extensively documenting communities: queer, pagan, dance and others. Much of his work remains private within the community. Work has been printed in Magical Blend, RFD, The Advocate, and other publications worldwide.