the FOCUSED camera kits

How about a little sneak peak at the kits that will be travelling the world to the 200 photojournalists participating in FOCUSED?  There will be at least five kits heading out to everywhere and anywhere from the White House press pool to the Super Bowl to a warzone in Afghanistan to a neighborhood in New York.

Each kit will contain the same items (clockwise from top left) packed in foam in a hard case:

  • Vintage 35mm SLR camera body – heavily gaffer-taped, preloaded with ISO 200 film
  • A choice of 24mm, 35mm, or 50mm lens – manual focus
  • Small notebook with rules for project and bank pages for photographer journal entires, specs, or quotes – pages will be scanned and presented online
  • Emergency roll of ISO 200 film
  • Camera strap

Once a photographer take his/her single click, they will mail it on to next to repeat the process.  One camera and one roll of film has the potential to travel thousands of miles – all to document under a second of life.  Total.  Pretty amazing.

Remember, we have under two weeks left in the campaign on IndieGogo – donations are tax-deductible, so help make FOCUSED happen today!  Here.


13 Responses to “the FOCUSED camera kits”

  1. I would love to be a part of this. I hope its not to late. If you would please respond if you get a moment.


  2. David Eldred says:

    This is such a great idea! I look forward to seeing the end result. I hope that this project emphasizes that while technology has allowed anyone to have access to high-powered cameras and creative filters, not everyone is truly a photographer – an individual who tells a story through a frozen moment of time.

  3. Excellent project Chip and all the best with getting it off the ground! Would love a “shot” at one of the frames as I’m a local and can make it easy for you. Look forward to the final results.

  4. Khamp says:

    Count me in. This is a fantastic idea.

  5. Chris says:

    This is an amazing project .. would also love to be part of it but guessing I am too late,
    looking forward to see the results.


  6. […] the world isn’t a new idea, but FOCUSED is a project that takes it a step further by using entire SLR camera kits. Five of the kits will be sent out in early November to photojournalists, with each kit containing […]

  7. Jonathan says:

    I hope the carbon is going to be offset. Good project though.

  8. Jeffrey says:

    I REALLY want to be a part of this!


  9. […] photographes de faire une photo, une seule, avec un seul déclenchement. Pour cela il a préparé 5 kits comprenant un appareil photo argentique avec un film ISO 200 chargé accompagnés de 3 objectifs […]

  10. Would love to be a part of this project :-)

  11. Guig says:

    would also love to be part of it’s not too late

  12. Justin says:

    Another wishful contributor here.

  13. Alex Federighi says:

    Curiosissimo del risultato finale, ma ancora di piu’ del regolamento!

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