The MilkCrate Project was conceived and developed by Omar Thorpe.
Armed with a camera, microphone and a milk crate he captures "the daily
experience of others, their private hurts, real and fancied..." of everyday people. It's an experimental, multi-media, self-produced series of one-on-one interviews commemorates the milk crate as an "urban chair." The question-and-answer technique was applied casually in nature of men and women. They are themselves, unrehearsed responses while filmed on site-specific locations.
The Milkcrate Project extends beyond its street corners and provides a structured, cross-section platform of urban-American thought.
Throughout the urban and suburban landscape of America, people utilized milk crates not for its sole intention. The fundamental importance of The Milkcrate Project is storytelling and documentation of people that may ordinarily not be heard or forgotten in America's society. It's categorized into several themes -- identity/perception, adversity, literacy, free spirit, and generations- just to name a few. Reflecting on their own experiences from an array of viewpoints, these individuals bring forth powerful, political, compelling, influential and witty stories inherent in New York City.