here. For her latest project, she's invited people to purchase a pair from her collection. Each pair comes with a disposable camera. The goal of the project is "to follow the lives of the boots and the people they accompany through a photographic essay documenting the shared human experience."
Shalee also made three other suggestions:
1. One photograph of yourself in the boots.
2. One photograph that includes the boots.
3. Contemplate these three universal experiences: life, love and loss.
I was out of town for the original event where you could purchase a pair of boots. But a few weeks ago, I saw a Kayo Gallery Facebook post noting that there were still a few pairs left. So I ordered a pair.
So I spent some time on the official Heel Toe Project website. And I also reviewed the video and other information on the project's Kickstarter page. One of the things that inspired me the most, was the reason for Shalee's interest in the boots in the first place. She saw these worn pairs of boots more as life stories than as objects. She wondered what life the boots had lived before they came into her possession.
The photos scattered throughout this post are digital pictures I took as test pictures in hopes that the actual photos might be usable. I'll post more as I'm sure I'll be writing more about The Heel Toe Project, particularly since the next stop on the path is an exhibition at Kayo Gallery in Salt Lake City on November 18. With a little luck, one of my photos might be hanging on the gallery wall.