“Hopefully through The Pixel Trade, I will be able to inspire others to start thinking about the world and people around them in terms of their attributes, not their wallets.”
The Pixel Trade is a photography project being carried out by Shantanu Starick as he travels the globe. In travelling to all seven continents, he’s trading his services as a photographer for life’s basic necessities. “No currency, no contracts, only my camera and an eager smile.” And he’s doing it to reintroduce the bartering system into day-to-day life.
“I have been living this nomadic life for over a year and have met some incredible people and have had some likewise amazing experiences, all without spending or making any money. I will continue to trade with as many people as possible until the well of human compassion and curiosity dries up.”
Would you like to be the next person to get involved? You can offer a roof over his Shamantu’s head for a night, food to keep him going or a ticket or ride to his next stop and in return have whatever photography you need – wedding, work, your kids, it could be anything!
For more information, FAQs about his barter system or to view more of his work visit thepixeltrade.com.