I Would Not Be Here Without You
Thank you Thank you Thank you! to all who pledged to support my project. I left Oakland on Saturday, April 7th and have been on the road every day since. I arrived in Clarksdale last night and after numerous technical challenges (including realizing in Southern California that I had forgotten my laptop bag and all of my maps in my traveling companion's bathroom), I am typing this update from my hotel room in Lula, MS, about a fifteen minute drive from Clarksdale.
I have no photo processing software at all so I am going to do my best to share some photos along the way with you using what I can find online or just my raw, unprocessed images. I expect those photographs to be more "polished" once I am able to work on them in Lightroom when I return home.
Below is a quick recap of my journey thus far, along with a link to my flickr site where I will be posting a few photos today in a new set called Call & Response. I hope to provide new photos in that set and updates here, at least once a day throughout the rest of the trip, as time, sleep deprivation avoidance and wifi availability allows.
Day 1: Oakland to Victorville (Two weeks to focus on taking photographs? The reality sets in... most certainly the happiest day of my life thus far.)
Day 2: Victorville to Flagstaff (Let the nosebleeds begin!)
Day 3: Flagstaff to Albuquerque (Oh! New Mexico, your sky intoxicates!)
Day 4: Albuquerque to Oklahoma City (I want to roll around naked in that bright orange-y red soil!)
Day 5: Oklahoma City to Clarksdale (The Trees!)
Here's a link to my flickr photostream:
Thank you again for supporting this project. I would not be here without you.
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Apr 2, 2012 - Apr 10, 2012
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A photography related, handmade (and written) thank you card and my eternal gratitude.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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A set of six photo postcards plus prior reward.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
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Personal acknowledgment and thank you in the photo book, "Call & Response: A Photographic Journey Into the Heart of the Deep South" plus both prior rewards.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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A signed copy of the photo book, "Call & Response: A Photographic Journey Into the Heart of the Deep South" plus all prior rewards.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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1 backer Limited (9 of 10 left)
A signed and numbered, printed photograph (approximately 8"x10", unframed) of your choice from ten limited edition images from the trip that do not appear in the book, plus all prior rewards.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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1 backer Limited (9 of 10 left)
A well considered, minimum two hour, fine art portrait shoot somewhere of your choosing in the San Francisco Bay Area, of you or a loved one (or you AND a loved one) with a resulting DVD of at least twelve digital photographs to be used as you see fit, plus all previous rewards.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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You and up to seven of your guests come to my house in Oakland to eat a gourmet dinner that I have cooked for you, then watch a slideshow of the photos (before any of them have been seen publicly) and help me decide which ones will be in the book, plus all prior rewards. (Note that your guests will also be publicly thanked and acknowledged in the book for their participation in this process.)Estimated delivery: Jul 2012