Even though a lot of the feedback I got was: "Don't stop!", Tyrone going so far as saying: "Please, for the love of god, don't stop this campaign" I'm not planning on continuing this project in the immediate future. Approaching strangers is hecka scary. If I do it again, it will look slightly different. Using the feedback I received and lessons I learned this is what I would do differently:
1) Get more people involved. People power is powerful. I'd recruit local photographers from different ridings to work with me. More people= more creativity and more involvement. Also, having a photo buddy would cut anxiety in half.
2) Advertise more, and get the photos seen. There's no shame is self-promotion. Especially when I'm not just promoting myself, I'm promoting an idea. This is something I could still do later. I think the photos are colourful and cool to look at. I submitted an application to display these pictures in an art show at Concordia: Art Matters, but unfortunately, it wasn't selected. That's okay. BC would be a better space anyways for BC photographs.
3) Target sticklers in the climate movement. Namely Conservative politicians. Ken Hardie, and I'm pretty sure a few more MPs I communicated with suggested this. As opposed to "preaching to the converted". If I could take photos from people specifically from the conservative politician's riding, I might help things move along in the house of commons or get a better understanding.
4) Reach out to more politicians. I had an opportunity to meet up with a politician but didn't reply until much later. Talking with MP's and MLA's is always a fun experience. They can give you insider information, advice, perspective and assistance on pretty much any local or federal issue. They're also really fun to interview because most politicians have a guard up. Gaining the trust of someone who works in the public sector is incredibly rewarding. Colour me Slytherin.
I'm working on completing a documentary about the British Properties in West Vancouver for the time being.
It's going to be a scandalous one. Catch me next time! In a doc festival, or in a lawsuit! Heck yeah!