While I was sitting down the other night relaxing with the Sunday Night News on in the background, they came to this story of a local who is changing the world by telling the stories of homeless men, women, and families with his camera and website. Mark Horvath, who worked for years behind the camera in television and was homeless himself for some time started a non-profit and website called www.InvisiblePeople.tv that has video interviews on the street with the homeless people he is trying to help. Mark travels all over the place from his home base of Hollywood to Oregon, Las Vegas, and Arkansas interviewing the people he meets.
These are the real people, telling their own, very real stories… unedited, uncensored and raw.
This particular non-profit is a little different than the traditional model, and he does not ask for money up front, but instead encourages the public to pay attention, donate, and help each other. The video interviews are Raw, Unedited, and sometimes emotionally intense. In the particular news story, Mark is now shooting with a Panasonic Lumix GH2 and shotgun microphone. This set-up is perfect for street walking and the quality of his interviews are great.
This is a perfect example of projects you can do as a photographer that are self rewarding. What projects have you been working on? Comment below and let us know what possibilities has being a photographer opened up for you?