I might also be able to do a bit of promotion with this thing as well through the YouTube and Vimeo channels. Who knows a book publisher might see it and become interested. Anything is possible in the world of the internet, in the past I got a international show as a result of this blog, so why not a book? I might also be able to print and buy a few mags and send them to important collectors and museums/gallery as gifts, thou the cost would limit what I could do there.
I wish I could have a retrospective mag for this coming exhibition but thats impossible. I think thou having it ready for the next majorish exhibition (#6) wherever that may be, should be possible.
The series sections might be:
1) Early work.
- Growing up
- West Oakland ghetto drug scene
- Laguna beach gay scene
- Baba's last days
2) Bangkok 1999
- Street life
- 3 Hearts (colour)
3) Bargirl/Sex worker
- Freelance street workers male and female
- Bargirl workers in Thailand (colour)
- Freelance workers Cambodia (colour)
- Brothel workers in Cambodia (colour and b/w)
- Sex worker on white
- Ladyboy worker (colour and b/w)
- Families of the dump
- Klong Toey slum
- People under the freeway
- Muay Thai boxer
- Dads last days
This is the first step in the development of this project which will probably take at least a year of work. The most difficult part will be finding all the negs (especially the early photos) and doing all the scanning and photoshop work needed