A new documentary about contemporary New York street photography is in the works at the moment and I have to say I am very excited about it! Directed by Tim Huynh, “Fill The Frame” promises to be an inspiring film that will examine the art of street photography through the eyes of 8 New York based street photographers with different backgrounds and of varying styles.
However, in order for this film to be produced and released to the masses, it needs a boost from all of us! To achieve this, Tim has setup a Kickstarter page on which you can find all information about the documentary and details about the various ways you can contribute in order to make this project a reality. My personal favourite is getting my name in the credits for $75! How cool is that!?
In my opinion, this is a very good idea and I think we need more documentaries out there explaining what street photography is all about. As Tim himself mentions on his Kickstarter page:
“With the continuing rise of the digital age and popularity of social media, the genre of street photography has propelled like we’ve never seen before. Still there is more opportunity for street photography to be recognised and appreciated by the masses.”
The photographers that share their story in the documentary are Dimitri Mellos, Jonathan Higbee, Julia Gillard, Lauren Welles, Mathias Wasik, Melissa Breyer, Melissa O’Shaughnessy, & Paul Kessel. Also featured are Jeff Mermelstein, Richard Sandler, Matt Weber, Meryl Meisler, Colin Westerbeck (author of Bystander) and Sandra Philips (SF MOMA Curator), so this is going to be a very interesting film to watch!
Go ahead and check out the Kickstarter project and pledge your support, but hurry up there are only a few days left!!
Stay Sharp & Keep Shooting!