Each of the cameras that I send out will have a theme of sorts that is open to the interpretation of the photographer. Instead of making them more direct, I've tried to come up with more narrative ones to allow people more creativity. The first person will take a picture with the camera, then pass it on to someone they trust for the next picture and so on until the film has run out. At that point (if it makes it that far), the camera will then be sent back to me and I will scan and post the entire roll of pictures in this section, along with the name, e-mail address, web site address, and comments of anyone who wishes for me to include such info.
My intentions behind starting "TPTP" are mainly ones of curiosity. I'm one of those people who enjoys looking through photo albums, even if they're people I don't know, and I'm excited to see what will come back. In an ideal world, I'll get back every camera I send out and each person who has taken a picture within the specific rolls will have sort of an unspoken link with the others involved. Not only that, but if it works (and I think that it can), it will help to give me back just a little more faith in humanity and that in itself will be a beautiful thing. If you have comments or ideas for themes, I'd love to hear them. Oh, and if you want to read even more of my thoughts about it, go here.here's an essay I wrote