September 23, 2016:
 

Like many Americans, I've viewed the unrest in our communities that has been on the news recently and have been both frustrated and upset.  I wondered, what could I do to help ease some of this tension?  Being a photographer, I decided the best thing for me was to make a positive contribution to the national conversation by creating images that tell a story.  And thus was born my personal photo project titled, "See Me in a Different Light."

 

This project endeavors to show its viewers how one's perspective of an individual can be changed simply by the light in which we view that individual -- both literally and figuratively.  In short, it will be a series of environmental portraits of African Americans -- primarily young men -- that are designed to open the viewers' minds in a positive manner.

 

I'm seeking individuals who want to contribute to this project by sitting for a portrait session.  No modeling experience is required!  There is no compensation except that you will help deliver a powerful, visual and positive message about African-Americans to all viewers.  It is my hope the completed project will be shared through social media and garner attention nationwide. 

 

I've created a special website just for this photo project.  For more information, please visit www.adifferentlight.org.

 

If you, or someone you know, would like to participate, please send an email to Gregg@greggpatrick.com or call 443-326-2050.