This collage of pictures has one thing in common all the people being clicked are holding a white sheet of paper with their twitter handle written on it. These pictures are a part of the project called Tweeter A Day 365 or TAD365 that has become the coolest thing to be a part of for Twitter users across the country.
Started by Mumbai-based 20-year-old Roycin D’Souza, the project involves clicking photographs of twitter users for a year. With celebrities like musicians Ehsaan and Shibani Kashyap being clicked for this project, it has certainly gained in popularity. “I click pictures of interesting people whom I follow on Twitter, or they are just interesting people and have been suggested to me by my twitter followers,” says D’Souza. “The project involves clicking one interesting Indian Twitter user every day for 365 days and I will only stop after that. I have till now managed to click 117 pictures,” he adds. Roycin gets in touch with people by messaging them on Twitter and then arranging photo shoots with them.
The project will make Roycin tour the country in search of people who he thinks are suitable and exciting for the project. At the moment, he is in Delhi and on the lookout for interesting tweeples to shoot. While Roycin is paying himself for the project, a large part is funded by Delhi Twitter users who support the initiative. “A lot of my travel and staying expenses in Delhi were looked after by some of the people I met on Twitter,” he says.
After the completion of the project, Roycin is planning to make a daily calendar with the pictures and hold an exhibition of the photographs. “Since not many people will be interested in buying photographs of other people, I also plan to give the prints of these pictures to people who have been clicked, at nominal rates,” he says.