In life, we choose different professions for ourselves as we grow up. We gather knowledge and work in the field that gives us financial and mental stability. The money that individuals earn is usually spent on various expenditures, including ones that are necessary and others that are luxuries. As a child, we are given lessons of being selfless and performing activities that add value to society. But not everyone is able to implement these in their lives. Most of us earn for our own good and are least bothered about others. While there exists self-centred human beings, there are some people who change their professions or work extra hours for the good of the society.
One such individual who is making appropriate use of social media for charity is the owner of an Instagram page called @oneagainatpeacetofly. This page was created in January 2022 in southern France with the aim to utilize the owner’s photography skills to gather money for social causes. He believes that photography is not just for the eye but can also bring about positive changes in the world. The main goal of the page is to create an audience with similar minds who would wish to value artistic work, not for self-consumption but for society.
The admin of the page is an experienced art director who creates visually appealing images while doing all the necessary backstage work like set design, make-up, hair, stylism, light, photography, and retouching. According to his website, he does not have access to a lot of resources meaning that they use their minimal resources efficiently and produce extraordinary outcomes.
He uploads images on Instagram following different themes suitable for the different charities he collects money for. For example, he posted images in the feathers theme and accordingly organized crowdfunding for an association that protects birds. Next, he added images with the heart theme and the money earned went to a French association called “the restaurants of the heart” who feeds the homeless. Another series based on flowers went to Amazon Watch, a charity that ensures the protection of the Amazon flora and fauna.
One Again At Peace To Fly has always wanted to utilize his artistic soul to create something meaningful. The source of the capital he invests in this venture is from a regular 9-5 job. The past year has been a challenging one for him but he has come out stronger with self-confidence and creative ideas to grow his page. He aims at collecting 10k per crowdfunding within a year, and grow till it reaches 100k and beyond.
Combining social welfare with passion requires a huge amount of courage and @oneagainatpeacetofly should be applauded for doing so. Do not forget to check out their page here: https://www.instagram.com/p/CbSub_2IKEH.