I won't deny for a second that Matthew Jordan Smith has been a great friend for a lot of years. So, while this might sound like an infomercial for his book, Future American Presidents, it's also one of the coolest ideas I've heard about in a long time.
Matthew's been working for close to three years on Future American Presidents, his book idea of capturing the presidential aspirations of many of America's kids. After a very successful Kickstarter campaign he photographed kids in all fifty states. Past president Jimmy Carter and Disney star, Zendaya are both involved in the introduction for the book. It's due out this fall and destined to be a classic.
Now, here's the idea I think is so brilliant and you've only got until June 30 to make it a reality...
You've not only got an opportunity to buy the book for your kids, but you can customize the cover with an image of your child or grandchild. This is about inspiration, and although your kids might not be featured in the book through Matthew's camera, it's your chance to reinforce the dream they can be anything they set their mind to.
I know for Sheila and I we're about to do books for our grand children. It's motivational. It's unique and it's that one holiday gift this year they'd never think of. Think about a kid opening a present and seeing their own picture on the cover of a book like this!
I said it already, the idea is brilliant and it supports an amazing project while at the same time helping to inspire thousands of kids everywhere in the US. Just click on the link below for more information on a remarkable project from one of American's finest photographers.
Check out "Why?" one of the most popular features on the SCU Blog. It's a very simple concept - one image, one artist and one short sound bite. Each artist shares what makes the image one of their most favorite. We're over 100 artists featured since the project started. Click on the link above and you can scroll through all of the episodes to date.