Shanantu Starick likes to call himself a jack-of-all-trades when it comes to photography. About 3 years ago, Shanantu had one of those ideas that seem crazy to most people. He decided he would travel the world without making or spending a penny and he would exchange food, clothes, shelter and transportation for his photographic services; The Pixel Trade project was born. The success of his journey has inspired artists to look at the creative industry with different eyes.
“I am travelling to all seven continents of the globe trading my services as a photographer for life’s basic necessities. No currency, no contracts, only my camera and an eager smile. The idea is to reintroduce the bartering system into day-to-day life in a global environment. In exchange for my skills as a professional photographer, all I’m asking from each of my subjects is a roof to sleep under, food to keep the stomach happy and a ticket or ride to the next trade. Shelter, food and transport traded for whatever photography work you need snapped. It’s that simple.” Shanantu Starick
Learn more about Shanantu’s Pixel Trade Project here.