25-year-old from Peckham sets out to track down the 800,000 ceramic Tower of London Poppies
10/12/2015

Joshua will explore the journey of the 888,246 ceramic Tower of London Poppies that were part of an art installation.

Online PR News – 12-October-2015 – London – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Joshua Preston Email: jpfpreston@gmail.com Twitter: @jpfpreston

Where did the poppies go?

A Project by Joshua Preston

Joshua Preston (a 25-year-old from London) sets out to raise enough money through crowdfunding to create an amazing project.
The project is now live on Kickstarter (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/
jpfpreston/where-did-the-poppies-go).

Joshua will explore the journey of the 888,246 ceramic Tower of London Poppies that were part of an art installation - an installation marking the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War.

He’d like to document the story behind why they’ve ended up where they have. He wants to know what these beautiful ceramic poppies mean to people.

Given the history of WW1 and the involvement of commonwealth countries, he imagines that the poppies have made their way around most of the world.

Joshua will interview the poppy's new owner and find out a little about them, and what the poppy means to them.
He will couple the stories with a portrait of the new owner, holding their poppy in its new home. Be it a cottage in the Cotswolds or a shack in India.

The aim will be to produce and publish a beautifully curated photo-book that acts as a visual representation of their spread, and in turn, will act as a snapshot of history and offer an insight into Remembrance Day for generations to come.

He has the relevant industry contacts after working alongside creative agencies, Soho production houses and world leading ad agencies for 5 years.
By backing this project you’ll help Joshua be able to deliver it in time for Remembrance Sunday 2016. You’ll help him afford the printing, travel, equipment and everything else involved in bringing this project in before its deadline.

If you’d like more information about the project, or to schedule an interview with Joshua please email jpfpreston@gmail.com or send him a tweet @jpfpreston.