Friday, January 16, 2009

free triptych. 2008 © Guy Reynolds

My former Dallas Morning News photo editor, fellow photographer and friend, Guy Reynolds and his awesome wife, Nancy, an editor on the breaking news desk at the DMN, have vowed a no-new pledge for 2009 . This isn't their first rodeo, in 2007 they pledged to buy nothing new for a whole year. This time it's a "recession-inspired motive." Read Nancy's piece here and follow their blog here.

6 comments:

I am Matthew Nager said...

I love it. Maybe I will join in. I think I might.

avs said...

It's free to join ;)

Susana said...

this idea is laudable, but i think a better an even more difficult goal would be to not buy anything not made in America. This is a piece of our current crisis, where outsourcing and obsessive consumption has contributed to the large trade deficit which has left us spending more than we take in. that party is over. rebuilding our economy will be predicated upon reinvesting in it, and that means purchasing goods made in America - the end result of this project might be the same as those of your friends unfort. not buying anything.

Anonymous said...

what if one would need new undies?

or a tie for a meeting. I boycott this idea.

Phillip Sumner said...

I love that they are Polaroids! Awesome. Btw, I found a cool site about a company that is going to try to make instant film for Polaroid cameras now that it is no longer in production. I hope they can do it!

Here's the website: http://www.the-impossible-project.com/beta/

Guy said...

Susana, you let me know how it goes for a year without buying something not made in America. Yep, that'll be a challenge for you (and anyone in the USofA).

Mr. no-name, I draw the line at undies from thrift stores. It's something about skid marks....
But ties are plentiful, especially if you like vintage. As for me, I make my own. Would you like one of them?

Guy