Appropriating the medium of sports fans and panhandlers alike, Brian James photographs people posing with cardboard signs to “encourage a change in the reader, even if it is just a shift in their attitude.” With “many more people to inspire,” the photographer plans to indefinitely continue his “I’ll say it for you project,” which features such uplifting messages as “Get Lost,” “I promise I won’t buy drugs,” and “You’re Fired.”

Photos by Brian James/JPG