In the summer of 2016, over 500 people had their “geek moment” at the Westport Library.
Talented family and portrait photographer Pam Einarsen snapped them, as they held or wore objects identifying their particular passions. The “I Geek…” project portrayed an astonishing array of talents and interests, all of which the library encourages and helps us fulfill.
Among our geeks: human biology, burgundy, Harry Potter, Greek Islands, Toquet Hall, astronomy, break dancing, coffee, archery, knitting, astronomy, the Green Bay Packers, folk music, dragons, baking, and sleeping.
It all ended with a big party. The Great Hall was filled with food, entertainment — and Pam’s compelling portraits.
Now she’s at it again.
This time, when library users sit for their photos, they’re asked for 3 descriptors. Pam’s images, and those self-identifying phrases, are then shared on the library’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.
It’s part of the library’s goal — in the midst of its Transformation project — for folks to imagine how the library can help them, in entirely new ways.
“What are you passionate about?” library director Bill Harmer says the “I Am…” campaign is asking.
“And how can we work together, with you and your passions, in this great new space?”
The new library, Harmer adds, is “all about building community, and creating spaces where human beings can interact.”
More photo sessions will be scheduled soon. Check the library website for details.