In nowadays society, people think less and less about peace. Let us bring it back to our minds!
About the Project:
My plan is to go on a 6 months trip throughout Europe and North America to bring out the simple message of peace. During this time, I want to photograph every person who is up for sharing this thought. From police officers to hippies, from the busy streets of Amsterdam to the remote areas of Mohave desert, I want to capture people in their everyday life situation.
My goal is to create a photo-book of people with different backgrounds from over 15 countries, holding up the peace sign. With this campaign I want to show that all of us, regardless of our age, occupation, religion or heritage, have to share the same thought of a peaceful world. After this trip I want to publish the hardcover photo-book. It will be released in August 2013.
My name is Christopher Pilarski. I am a freelance filmmaker and photographer who specializes in creating e-commercials and short-documentaries. The past year, I have been travelling around the world capturing various people and cultures. During this time, I have been working for photo-agencies and creative media studios throughout Australia and North America. I am currently based in Amsterdam, Netherlands to study Digital Filmmaking and Animation. Feel free to check out my website.
What drives me:
We all long for a peaceful earth. And still we go about it in the wrong way. Instead of leaving it to the politicians, because we think that as an individual you cannot do much about it, we should start at the foundations. As we think, so we are. As a nation of people thinks, so it is. If it's outlook is aggressive, it will probably create war. That is why I want to change people's consciousness with this project. Just all together, no matter where you are from, we can achieve this goal.
Thank you for all your support. In case you are not able to fund this project, you can still help me by sharing this campaign and liking my Facebook page.