TRANSFORMED BY: project dedicated to Pet Shop Boys

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TRANSFORMED BY: project dedicated to Pet Shop Boys

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Dear friends,

I am writing you on behalf of the TRANSFORMED BY: project - https://www.transformedby.me
People are influenced, changed and transformed by their environment. The music we love, the films we discuss, the jobs we are devoted to or simply tolerate affect who we are, what we wear, how we speak, what we think and even how our bodies look like.
This very delicate but inevitable metamorphosis is the core subject for TRANSFORMED BY: project.
Each phase of the TRANSFORMED BY: is divided into two parts. First part is to represent the artistic and exaggerated vision of transfiguration caused by certain artists, occupations, fictional or real heroes. Second part is to portray actual people affected by the subject and tell their stories of being transformed by the things they love and do.
Photographed, written and conceived by photographer & journalist Helen Mayorova.

Phase One. TRANSFORMED BY: Pet Shop Boys
April-September 2018


HOW TO BECOME A PART OF THE PROJECT.

We want YOU to be a part of the TRANSFORMED BY:!
The project will develop till autumn 2018 with more pictures every day.
We plan an exhibition and possibly a book as a result of it all sometime in 2019.
As you might have noticed the project consists of 2 parts.
First part is what you see at the site now - a series of surrealistic photographs based on the Pet Shop Boys image. We are going to create and publish around 20-25 different images.
Second part is yet to come and will include real life portraits of actual fans and their true stories of how Pet Shop Boys changed their life.
We really want you all to take part in this project.
Please tell how you were transformed by Tennant and Lowe: may be they influenced your taste in music, helped to find a great job, made you travel to different countries, meet new people, etc.

How to take part?
1. If you travel to London ROH concerts in July.
- write at mail@mayorova.net stating your name, country, contact details and a couple of words about yourself.
- we will meet with you for approx. 15-20 minutes at the day of the performance and will photograph you. This will be a very simple clear realistic photography and you do need to dress up or prepare hard for it.
- afterwards our journalist will contact you via phone or Skype or other convenient way to take a short interview (20-30 minutes) As a result of it all we will make a short story of how Pet Shop Boys have changed and transformed your life and publish it with your photo at https://www.transformedby.me/
2. If you DO NOT travel to London ROH concerts in July but still want to participate.
- write at mail@mayorova.net stating your name, country, contact details and a couple of words about yourself. Please mention we will not be able to photograph you personally.
- we will send you a sample photo. You will find the matching pic of yourself in your archives or simply snap a photo on your mobile device according to the sample and send it back to us.
- afterwards our journalist will contact you via phone or Skype or other convenient way to take a short interview (20-30 minutes) As a result of it all we will make a short story of how Pet Shop Boys have changed and transformed your life and publish it with your photo at https://www.transformedby.me/

That is simple but it will make a great project.
Please do not hesitate, do not feel shy, let the world know of the exciting lives you have.
Please also feel free to follow TRANSFORMED BY:
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/transformedby/
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/transformedby.me/

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By the way, you can comment on the project and give me advice here.
It would be interesting to listen to your opinion.

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We are happy to announce TRANSFORMED BY: is in full swing now. Pet Shop Boys fans from all over the world have started to send us their exciting, life-changing and very touching stories. This texts and photographs will gradually appear at our site amidst Pet Shop Boys-themed staged photo shoots.
The stories we receive are of an incredible power and we hope they will inspire people all over the world.
Stay in touch and learn more with our weekly Newsletter.
Or join the project and tell us how Pet Shop Boys transformed your life by simply writing us: mail@mayorova.net

Visit https://www.transformedby.me/petshopboys to see new storied appear!

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#4 Post by stussyboy »

Some good pictures!
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#5 Post by Mayorova »

There are many PSB fans who want to take part in the TRANSFORMED BY: project but sometimes they do not know where to start and what to write.
Here is a simple guide.
0. Look at the stories at our site for inspiration: https://www.transformedby.me/petshopboys
1. Think of ONE situation where Pet Shop Boys were an important element: you heard their song in the background while making an important decision? You found your love among other Petheads? You met interesting people thanks to Neil and Chris?
Make this situation the basis of your story.
2. Describe all the circumstances around this situation: who were with you? What was the weather like? Where all this took place?
3. Add your age, city, country and occupation.
4. Add simple photo of a good quality with you and only you with no other people. We will covert the photo into black and white ourselves.
5. Send everything to mail@mayorova.net

Do not be afraid of making mistakes - we will edit and correct your text.

That's it! You are done! And be sure your story is perfect!

IMPORTANT: try NOT TO WRITE about:
- your favorite albums - it is obvious you have ones as you are a fan;
- how you love and adore Pet Shop Boys - we all love them, that is why we are making this project;
- how many times you have met Pet Shop Boys or seen their shows - unless it is the core of your story and something exciting happened because of this (i.e. you saw them performing, made a few pictures at the show and later on became a professional photographer - this is a true story, actually!).

Good luck with your fantastic and life-changing stories! We are waiting for them till 31 of July.
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#6 Post by Future Lover »

Fantastic imagery! Love it.


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#8 Post by ArtHist »

Parkol wrote:
Tue 26 Jun 2018, 1:21 pm
You'll never beat this guy. No one, never.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCh0owHGkjM
That's one for watching with the sound down.

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ArtHist wrote:
Tue 26 Jun 2018, 4:14 pm
Parkol wrote:
Tue 26 Jun 2018, 1:21 pm
You'll never beat this guy. No one, never.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCh0owHGkjM
That's one for watching with the sound down.
he is not alone.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HI03eS2o1FE

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