Yes, the same Chase Jarvis who introduced us to the D90 (my current weapon of choice):
Ya, I mean free. Not as in licensing photographs you’ve already taken, but as in taking pictures for someone’s use, in exchange for zero money. A project, a test, an assignment. I’ve been waiting for David to post his idea on this for some time now, and he’s finally done so in thoughtful fashion – it’s worth the read.
Fans of my Going Pro series will remember, I discussed the topic of when to work for free back in March, and it has remained one of the more popular posts on my blog. I have done a lot of work for free, ranging from charity work in support of cancer research to free nightlife gigs that helped me get my foot in the door with V2 Events (the guys who put together Get Freaky and Electric Ladyland).
In my post, I addressed how working for free can help get your foot in the door in order to build your portfolio. It looks like the Chase Jarvis experiment is about how doing a project for free can help him explore things he normally wouldn’t have the flexibility to explore with a paying client. I’m very interested to see what he comes up with. He’s calling for interesting projects. If you have something wild and creative in mind, read his post and send him a pitch. It’s not often you get that sort of talent to work for you with no money involved.