If you are on this page, I either gave you the link or you got it from my Tinder profile.
Here are the details on what I’m doing:
I am experimenting with Tinder, finding a way to utilize it for business instead of love.
If you pay for the paid features of Tinder, the one thing it allows you to do, is drop yourself anywhere in the world. So I’m testing it for the month. I am from Canada, and dropped myself on the strip in Vegas. I will be in Vegas from April 12th – April 18th. I am working the entire day of the 16th and the evening of the 14th already. The remaining days I am hoping to fill with quick portrait shoots for a project I’m working on. Ive never been to Vegas so my network there is slim to none so I thought I would try and use Tinder to connect with people who might want to be photographed.
All photos will be black and white shot on an old film camera from the 50s.
The camera was given to me in 2009 by my Grandfather when I first got into photography. I never really picked up the camera until early last year. I was shooting with it for a few months before, sadly, my Grandfather passed away. The way my Grandfather looked through this this lens, is the way he saw the world, and by using it myself, it’s a way of keeping him alive.
Although I am a professional photographer, I am not looking for any money from these shoots. This is such fun photography for me and I’m doing all these photos for free. At the same time, I won’t be paying anyone to photograph them.
These images will go on a dedicated website as well as be posted on my Instagram. I have a release form to be signed to allow me to use the images. If for some chance down the road, somebody wants to purchase a portrait and you’re in it, you will receive a percentage of the sale which will be stated in the release form. But at the end of the day, it’s just a simple fun project to allow me to use my Grandfathers camera. You will receive a digital copy of the image.
I’m hoping to do all photos on the Las Vegas strip. As I have never been, I’m going to use April 12th as a day to scout locations. The actual shooting part will be very short. Probably only 30 minutes at max. I don’t shoot a lot of frames. Some candid stuff. Some a bit set up. If you’re down to wear a prop (mask), let me know and that could be fun too.
WHO AM I:
I am a professional photographer from just outside Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
I made this page to easily explain what I am hoping to do as well as give a brief background into me. I know how weird and creepy randomly meeting people from Tinder can be and hopefully this explains that I’m a normal human being. I also think the same, and will probably only photograph people who can share an additional page of their own with me. For example, those with an Instagram account or Facebook page to verify their identity. I hope you understand.
Feel free to browse around this website to view more of my photography work. For the work that means the most to me, please visit: www.friendswithhearts.com. An organization that sponsors children and families at Christmas.
I have attached some sample images in here and an image of the camera.
Please let me know if you have any other questions.