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Wrong Side Of The Lens Needs Your Help

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Hello. My name is Josh Ethan Johnson. I'm the creator of Wrong Side Of The Lens and need your help making our Season 02!

It's been amazing to see how quickly things have grown since the launch of Season 01 just a few short months back. Now, we're looking ahead at making the next season and I'm asking for this amazing community to join forces with me to fund this endeavor.

Since its launch only a few months back, you’ve shown immense support and for that I’m forever grateful. The moment it went live, you instantly binge every available second of Season 01 then shared with those you knew would appreciate it. You wrote me countless personal stories about how these films helped you in your personal and creative endeavors. You asked me to take the film on the road and premiere internationally. I said “Sure. Why not?!” and with two weeks to plan the tour, you all jumped into action mode to help. You formed effective, city-based committees to ensure we filled seats to capacity and that we did! You booked my travel, found sponsors to fund theater rentals and gave me places to stay all while rolling out the red carpets. And all on your personal dime. All I had to do was go where my phone told me and when I arrived at each premiere, I was greeted by a warm room to the max with a hyper engaged audience helping facilitate the exact conversations I find important to progress this thing called public “street” photography.

It’s been an absolutely amazing few months and it’s time to say thanks to the community. The reaction and outreach made one thing very obvious which is I need to find a way to keep this going and tell more of these stories. I aim to grow the WSOTL and keep showing the world the importance of photography through the eyes of altruistic artists, one film at a time. However, in order to do so, I need a new type of help. Funding!!

Up until now, WSOTL, has been self funded and produced. I was able to make all of Season 01 alone with my modest equipment and personal resources. Friends lent me their fantastic music which I wouldn’t be able to afford otherwise. Making these 5 hours of content was done out of my love for photography and the joys of filmmaking. The result of being a solo band of one, however, creates a very long timeline from start to completion; aka 5 years to be exact. In order for Season 02 to not take another half a decade, we’ve got to do one single thing; staff the F up!

The vision I have for Season 02 is BIG!! It’s much grander in scope than I can personally afford. There’s pre-producers, cinematographers, producers, and a team of editors who can do justice to these incredible yet to be told stories. There are talented photographers everywhere, needing their stories told, tucked into corners of the world and I am to sniff them out and lend them this platform we’ve built together, you and I. The traveling, day rates, musicians, and time required to see this vision through all take an amount of resources I don’t have. Collectively, like stone soup, we can pitch in and help tell these deserving stories!

Until then, I’ll do what I can on a shoestring budget, a little at a time. I have some great people lined up and may fly solo like before to film these new artists. It won't be in my new and improve production plan but I'll try my damndes and I am sure to make something well worth sharing.

By donating here, you will be an INTEGRAL part of this next chapter of Wrong Side Of The Lens. Any amount is greatly appreciated and does help. If giving money is not an option for you, please share this page with someone who may be in that position and appreciates quality art.

Thank you and here’s to Season 02!!!
Josh Ethan Johnson




    • $20 
    • 1 mo
  • Giuseppe Rodriguez
    • $20 
    • 3 mos
  • zachary repko
    • $25 
    • 3 mos
  • Roberto Calderon
    • $100 
    • 3 mos
  • Jerry Rosenzweig
    • $25 
    • 3 mos

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Josh Ethan Johnson
Astoria, NY
Alex Heim
Team member
Jackson Ode
Team member

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