Jared Aufrichtig wrote -
In May 2014 I will be traveling to Lobitos, in the deepest parts of Northern Peru as an invited guest artist for a volunteer program to aid in the philanthropic effort initiated by WAVES for Development, an international Ocean and Surf based NGO. W-ater, A-dventure, V-oluntourism, E-ducation, S-ustainability
Following the success of my charity art auction with Paddle8 for WAVES in December during Miami Art Basel I will be joining a group of Volunteers in Peru during a special audiovisual voluntourism youth development program.
Each volunteer is asked to contribute money to aid in the programs survival and continue the work they do. All the money I raise with your help goes directly to expenses related to the WAVES programs in the communities where they serve. Like Education programs that develop youth into healthy & empowered adults and Surf Voluntourism programs that engage travelers & transform their views of the world and themselves. Other examples of these expenses include academic and creative materials, maintenance of their surf equipment and aid with food and lodging for families we stay with. Also helping to pay their small team of staff, cover local transportation, and cover grants from WAVES International to WAVES Peru.
During my month in Peru I will be shooting a new body of work that will be the first in an ongoing series exploring the sprit of ALOHA!
Nearly the entire series will be shot in B&W on Celluloid Film using my late Grandfathers over 50 year old 3rd Generation LEICA M3 camera.
This Exhibition/Book project will be my introduction to start a lifelong relationship with one of the greatest camera manufactures in the world!
Not to give too much away, but the title of the series will be
I will document the experience and publish features/articles about the trip and what we did down in Peru with the help of WAVES through various publications and media outlets.
There will also be a New York or Los Angeles Fine Art Gallery exhibition that will feature selected images and works from the series along with a limited edition book and zine as well as number of portrait paintings done by a few of my well known artist buddies. But thats all Hush-Hush for now.....
All are welcome and encouraged to please join me on this incredible journey. To see images, content and updates please visit- http://exploringaloha.tumblr.com/
All Donations will receive exclusive bonus items from the upcoming KickStarter Exhibition/Book Campaign. Items include limited edition stickers, t-shirts, prints and other classic goodies like Original Art Post Cards mailed to you from Peru!
Any contribution large or small will be greatly appreciated!
All donations will receive something special as a sign of gratitude.
Please email a mailing address where we are able to send your free gift - firstname.lastname@example.org
Much Aloha, Thank You and Enjoy!