In the past two days I've been talking to tribute artists and impersonators all over the US. It looks like my first trip will be to the southwest to meet and photograph Lorenzo Jackson in Phoenix, Arizona, Eddie Dlite who lives outside of Los Angeles, Ray Brooks of College Station, Texas and at least two performers in Las Vegas. As it looks now, I'll head west on 17 May.
I've also talked with and made plans with tribute artists in South Carolina, North Carolina, Florida and Rhode Island. Trips to those locations will happen in June.
I'm very excited by these plans, and am grateful for everyone's support. I really hope that a few more backers will step forward in the next week and help us meet the goal!
Three people from The Michael Jacksons are featured in Roy Hurst's story this week on Studio 360. Plus there is a slide show of some of the portraits in the project. Take a look, and listen to Sean Vezina, Devra Gregory and Jovan Rameau tell a little about themselves and their work as Michael Jackson tribute artists/impersonators.
pledged of $2,500 goal
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Apr 11, 2012 - May 11, 2012 (30 days)
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I will yell "Thank you!" to you from the top floor of my apartment building in New York City (it's fourteen floors and I have a megaphone).Estimated delivery: May 2012
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I will type your name letter by letter as well as the phrase "Thank you" next to it on the project's Facebook page.Estimated delivery: May 2012
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A postcard and note from me made from an instant digital picture taken while on my trip.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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A postcard from the road with a note written and signed by me and one of the tribute artists I meet and photograph.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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A deck of Michael Jackson tribute artist playing cards. Yes, that's right, now you can play poker with Michael.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
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A copy of the first version of "The Michael Jacksons" e-book! It will include forty portraits of tribute artists from around the US, plus other Michael Jackson tribute artist goodies! Your e-book will come complete with an e-signature!Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
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A portfolio of five 11x17" prints from "The Michael Jacksons" portrait project.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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If you live around NYC, one of the Michael Jackson tribute artists will come and perform for your next party.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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A 24x30" mounted print from "The Michael Jacksons" project. Print will be professionally printed and mounted on your choice of backing. You chose which portrait you'd like. (Please add $20 for shipping related costs.)Estimated delivery: Aug 2012