Photographing the Great American Road Trip, analog style!
I’m Taking My Toys With Me is a photography project, loosely based on the idea of the Great American Road Trip. My toys are Holga, pinhole and polaroid cameras, which express the world in down to earth, yet often ethereal ways. I want to set out across the U.S., starting in the San Francisco Bay area, ending up in our nation’s capital, Washington D.C. Along the way, opening up to the Real World, seeing this country with my own eyes and not some digital manifestation online, I want to record my impressions photographically with film, using analog technology. In the end there will be a series of prints made using non-digital methods, which will chronicle the journey, archived into a photo book complete with notes and impressions.
In addition to the sights of the road trip itself I will be stopping along the way to visit online friends from my creative community. Like many of us, I've had virtual friends via the internet for many years. I'm setting out now to view, and enlarge, this community, not in the various digital ways I've seen it to date, but by creating my own film portraits of each individual I virtually "know.” Yes, I intend to denude technology by taking it analog, and adding my own impressionistic, experimental art lens to the process. In this way, community is rediscovered.
Your pledge money will be used to purchase film at the outset for my tools, cover the cost of chemicals for processing of the black and white film that I do at home by hand, the lab costs for processing the color film, costs associated with making the prints and creating the book, and also for some travel related expenses. The trip itself should take between two and three weeks, and I’m aiming for late August/early September for departure.
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Postcard print of an image taken from the journey and a big THANK YOUEstimated delivery:
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Two different postcard prints taken from the journey, and of course, THANK YOU!Estimated delivery:
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An 8 x 8 print (gelatin silver or c-print, signed and dated) from offered selection of images from the road, plus two postcards...and THANK YOU.Estimated delivery:
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An 11 x 11 print (gelatin silver or c-print, signed and dated) from offered selection of images from the road, plus five postcards (variety)...and a big THANK YOU.Estimated delivery:
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Self-published soft cover photo book that chronicles this journey plus one 11 x 11 print and one 8 x 8 (gelatin silver or c-print in 11 x 11, or gelatin silver, c-print or cyanotye in 8 x 8 size, signed and dated) from offered selection...giant THANK YOU.Estimated delivery:
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Soft cover edition of the photo book and you will have your choice of two 11 x 11 prints from offered selection (gelatin silver or c-print), plus two 8 x 8 (gelatin silver, c-print or cyanotype) all signed and dated...and many, many THANKS!Estimated delivery:
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Hardcover edition of the photo book, plus two 11 x 11 prints (gelatin silver or c-print), plus four 8 x 8 prints (gelatin silver, c-print or cyanotype) of your choice...and many, many, many GIANT thank yous!Estimated delivery:
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Same as the $500 reward, with the 11 x 11 prints matted and framed, plus a 4 hour one on one session with me, explaining and teaching my photographic techniques (to take place in the SF Bay area)...and my inexpressible GRATITUDE!!Estimated delivery:
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