New York City based Freelance Photojournalist, JB Reed and I got a chance to chat a little bit about the website he recently launched with a college-mate called ShowTheSpill.com.
The website, though simple, is set up to showcase BP’s live cam that is pointed directly at the wellhead. Originally, Reed says, the website was set up with the intention of having people project the image for others to see, but the main goal has evolved into simply putting eyes on the image. “On Meet the Press one morning, one of the guests was calling this the image of the year, so I thought, this is an important image to have out there,” said Reed of the image, “It’s such an unbelievable image, an image type that we’ve never had access to before.”
Today, ShowTheSpill.com has more than 1600 unique visits, but as the oil continues to plume from the well’s head, their hits are expected to continue to grow.
In Texas, the streaming video was the background to an interpretive dance. http://www.youtube.com/jostonedance
If you’re in New York, 25CPW will be projecting the image this week, possibly starting tomorrow night (June 15), otherwise, find someone to donate a projector for the night and go to town with this, literally.