The Heel Toe Project
“a photographic essay of walking in someone else’s shoes”
Shalee Cooper is an extremely talented international documentary photographer and curator, as well as a dear friend of mine. Her newest creative endeavor, The Heel Toe Project, is an incredible concept and you have the opportunity to participate.
About the project:
“it all started when i bought my first pair of used cowboy boots. for some reason i felt more confident when i wore them. almost like the person who had them before me left a part of themselves within the boot…
this began my obsession. i started buying used cowboy boots everywhere. the collection got a little out of hand and now I have 25 pair.
i am ready to part with them… sort of… i still want to know their story.
where will they go? what will they do? who will wear them? what will their new life will bring…”
Invitation to participate:
“the boots will go on sale at misc. boutique in salt lake city, september 16, at 7pm. (you can call to purchase them if you can’t make it to the event) they will be available to try on at misc. boutique this one night only.
with the boots will come a disposable camera.
you will photograph the new life of the boots and return the camera by october 17th.
then there will be an exhibition of select photographs from each participant at KAYO gallery november 18th from 6-9pm.
and we will continue to follow the life of the boots…”
– Chíc Bangs