It's been a while, and a lot has happened since the last update. When I last wrote, I was finishing packing and shipping your rewards. At this point, with the exception of a few folks I'm in contact with, all of the rewards should have been received. If you have not received your reward, please email me directly at email@example.com
The last couple of months of the project were productive and tiring. Fortunately my SUV was repaired to like-new condition after the deer incident in North Dakota. On my way out of the state, I stopped and got some interesting landscapes in the -2 degree weather:) The project culminated at the inauguration of President Obama. I was fortunate enough to attend the actual ceremony at the Capitol and two inaugural balls. If you follow me on facebook you may have seen some of the shots I got. I am sure at least one will make it in the final book.
Speaking of the book--I am close to a final edit of the thousands of pictures the trip produced, and am now talking with publishers. My intention is to have a book out by the end of the year.
I just returned from a month shooting in Indonesia for a foundation there and am looking at the USA with fresh eyes. I'm sure my month away will affect my final edit. One of my first priorities now is to prepare for the first exhibition devoted solely to the America work. The exhibition, opening May 10th and running till June 20th at the Open Shutter Gallery in Durango, Colorado, will show approximately 32 large prints from the project. Open Shutter is a world class gallery and I'm thrilled about the upcoming show. If any of you will be in Durango during that time frame, please stop by and enjoy what you supported so generously.
Okay, that's all for now...I will update you with news regarding future exhibitions and developments on the book. Until then, take a look at the ad for the upcoming exhibition that appeared in Photograph Magazine. It features a picture I took in November, just a couple weeks after Hurricane Sandy's devastation. Being on that beach in New Jersey and seeing that roller coaster in the ocean was an experience--like so many others from this project--that I'll never forget.