Portraits of PCT thru hikers, book idea
My husband is a professional photographer. His specialty is creating
publicity photos for the motion picture industry (movie stills). Between
movies he contributes to the largest stock photography agencies in
He is thinking about doing a photo book on PCT thru hikers. The book
would be nothing but portraits of the hikers, photographed as they are
about half way to Canada, somewhere in Northern California. These
would not be snap shots, they would lit and photographed with more
of a "fine art" approach.
He would reserve about month of time, be available seven days a
week, at a specific place every day, a well signed location right
on the PCT. No detours or route finding required for the hiker to do this.
Each photograph would include their name, the date, age, where they
are from, and a short message of their choosing. They would be photo-
graphed as is; no cleaning up, no fussing about, he would not "direct"
them. It would take about 5 - 10 minutes of their time. Each person
(or couple) would receive in return; a digital, high resolution copy of the
image mailed to them, and a beverage of their choice and a snack of
some sort after the sitting. All he would want in return is a signed
model release and a small amount of their time.
Examples of his work can be seen on his website: www.koberfoto.com
What do all you hikers think of this idea? Do you think there is a audiance
for this for this type of book? Do you think the hikers would stop? Any
problems signing a model release? What questions or concerns would you have?
Please share your thoughts and ideas here or you can email my husband
directly through his webpage.
We are still in the development stages so any and all input and ideas would
Thank you for your time.