What is the Janis Endeavor?

Janis, as in Joplin.

Endeavor, as in to work with set purpose.

An ongoing project to create and share photographs of you inspired by the one and only Janis Joplin in the Summer of Love to Woodstock era.  There were so many fashion cues specific to this era that are just wonderful to look at.  The hairstyles, the accessories, the clothing.  I want to include everything from blue jeans to billowy skirts, tank tops to peasant blouses.  Head bands and peace signs and granny glasses, oh my.

Since time travel is pretty expensive, I will strive to create these looks in today's world.  Visually, it will be very colorful and eclectic.  At some point after this wraps, I would like to pursue a second edition, presented entirely in black and white.

Initially, there will be digital images for all involved.  The next step will be old school 8x10 prints, with the option of creating 16x20 as well.  That will springboard in to an iOS ebook version of the images, leading eventually to a gallery showing.  A hardbound coffee table book is also a possibility.

The goal is to create four images for each model's look or looks, as there may be an opportunity to create more than one.

As the project moves forward, I will have more wardrobe and accessories to use, but in its initial stages, this will be fairly low budget.

This wardrobe isn't specific to the project, but here is an example:

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Ans some more specific images, too.

 

At The Dawes ArboretumAt The Dawes ArboretumValerie G

 

Amanda and DollyAmanda and DollySide Cut Metropark

 

Please contact us here at tbl Studio if you're interested in being a part of the Janis Endeavor.

Some pictorial inspiration for the project, as gleaned from the internet (I take no credit for these images):

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You ought to be in (these) pictures.

Namasté