I know a lots of you have been waiting for this month’s announcement about the 4am Project and the next event.
I’m REALLY sorry to have kept you waiting. I’ve been deliberating for a while about what to do next.
You see, my career has changed since I launch the project 5 years ago. I’m not longer a photographer professionally, and the 4am Project doesn’t fit in with my career plans.
I’ve made a decision to either sell or retire the project.
It’s been a very hard decision to make. I wish I could do everything!
To EVERY SINGLE PERSON who has taken part in the wee small hours, shared their view of the world at 4am, got together with friends and made some new ones, had adventures with their camera’s, and experienced that special time of 4am, THANK YOU for being part of it. Thank you!
You have made the 4am Project into one of the largest community collaborations in the world and it has a digital archive of over 7000 AMAZING images of 4am from over 50 countries!
Thank you to everyone who has supported the project; written about it, talked about it, tweeted about it and shared the project with their friends and family.
Thanks to all the sponsors over too! Nikon, Channel 4, Screen WM, Moo, Photocreator, Rewired PR, and to Mark for building the site right at the beginning!
The project has received some amazing press; from BBC TV & Radio, to national and international press in magazines and newspapers. Thank you for all the interview opportunities. I’ve stopped keeping track but when I last counted the project had received over £1m in publicity!
It is with a lot of sadness that I am saying goodbye to my much treasured project that has caught the imagination of 1000s of photographers around the world.
To retire the project or to sell the project… It’s really up to you.
I am open to the possibility of handing over the reigns to the right person or company.
There is an amazing opportunity here for someone who has the time, energy, vision, passion and finances to continue the project and grow it.
On a personal level, it’s an amazing experience and a great way to own an established and popular photography project. Plus, it will raise your profile as a photographer.
The potential is really limited to your imagination.
The project would also suit a photography company, camera or mobile phone brand (want to show how great you cameras work at low level lighting?!), or even a food or beverage brand (one that contain caffeine!).
It’s an established project; 5 years old this month!
If you or your company are considering the opportunity to buy the 4am Project, you would be free to direct the project the way you would like, but I thought I would let you know some of the options and opportunities available as the 4am Project owner.
- As well as it being a profile raiser, there are opportunities to receive sponsorship for events you run, or for the project overall.
- You could host events in different cities, as I have done. This is such a global project, if you want to combine travel and photography, or reach into other cities and countries, you could have a 4am Project ‘tour’.
- Book publishing.
- You could collaborate with with arts/photography festivals. They can buy a 4am Project ‘package’, your terms/rules/licence & they run the events.
- The project provides a great vehicle for partnerships and collaboration too, and it’s always favourably received in the press and the photography community.
- Owning the 4am Project will give you instant access to a new, global and artistic community.
I could say so much more but I know I don’t have to sell all the benefits to you.
If you would like the opportunity to buy the 4am Project, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest.
Again, THANK YOU to every single person who has taken part! It’s been a privilege running the project and getting to know you. Thank you for sharing your view of the world at 4am with the world.