ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – A local photographer took a message to her husband to extremes when she started lugging around a big pink chair. But after its gained a lot of attention she wants to use it for something bigger.
Lindsay Hartsock slowly makes her way into an Albuquerque frozen yogurt café with her big pink chair in tow.
“Oh, thank you,” Hartsock said. “Sorry, I had to bring my own chair.”
She’s been saying that a lot lately. Hartsock has been on a mission for weeks. She said it all started in good fun to send a message to her husband.
“To prove a point to my husband,” Hartsock said.
Hartsock and her husband are family photographers. You can say there’s rarely been a prop that hasn’t caught her eye.
“I’m always buying a lot of props and they’re just getting put in our garage with a sheet over them,” Hartsock said. “So my husband told me Lindsay if we get that chair you have to use it more than once and I said I promise, I promise, I will use it more than once.”
So they bought the pink chair and used it in a photo shoot. The very next day, Lindsay rolled it to her kids bus stop and snapped a picture for proof. That was the second time it was used and she didn’t stop there.
“I just started taking it every single place that I could think of,” Hartsock said.
There’s picture of her and pink chair waiting in line at Target, waiting for a cup of joe at Starbucks, pumping some petro, waiting for a red light down Central and even ordering some dinner from Sonic.
Each photo was posted on her Facebook page. It wasn’t long after that the followers started pouring in.
Nearly 600 people gave her a thumbs up for her pizza run at Dion’s. Hartsock said the pink chair has taken on a life of its own.
“People will stop me and say ‘Oh, I recognize your pink chair’,” Hartsock said.
That’s when Hartsock wondered if she could do something bigger. She thought maybe she could turn the popularity of the pink chair into cash for a cause. She’s picked out her cause and is putting together a plan.
“Its about health and its about women,” Hartsock said.
She said she will reveal how she plans on using her pink chair to raise money and which organization she will donate to in a few months.
Until then, be on the lookout for where the pink chair will pop up next.
“It has wheels on the front and its very light,” Hartsock said. “It works out very well.”