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Culture Of Me is run by Manhattan-native and “retired NYC party photographer”, Jeff Meltz. The blog contains found lifestyle images as well as highlights from Meltz’s upcoming Kickstarter project, “Friend of a Friend: A Photobook and Show”.
Friend of a Friend began when Meltz wanted to shoot 100 different instant film portraits of 100 individuals all in one summer. “As the project went on, I realized that I was capturing intersecting circles of artists, musicians, designers, etc. who all share a similar sensibility, drive, and experience, as well as friends and acquaintances,” says Meltz. By utilizing his growing online-posse, he was able to surpass his original goal, allowing the project to serve as a relic of NYC’s creative community in 2015. Because of this, Meltz decided to turn it into a photo book as well as an exhibition.
Though the Kickstarter launched days ago, it has already exceeded it’s goal. The more funding, the more resources Meltz will have to publish his book (and distribute copies to his backers) and be able to curate his show at the LES gallery, Chinatown Soup.
Not convinced yet? Check out Instagram to get a good idea of his artistic style and the 100+ people that have been photographed thus far. His campaign has a selection of enticing pledge packages, so donate before October 22nd to support the project and cash in on the perks!