The last update was in JANUARY???
Sheesh, that's...it's been awhile. I've been stuck, unstuck, working, lots of work, been on two television shows, two movies, a slew of commercials, I saw a real live duck.
Maybe you had to be there.
In between all that I've been listening to the couples, taking notes, writing descriptions, scrapping the descriptions. I've worked it all out in my head while jogging, then taken it apart, then done it all over again.
I've had a backer actually brace me, demanding the book be done by February. Showed me his book, I think as a way of demonstrating how easy making a book is?
All of that is basically prologue to: Sorry it's taken me so long. I did not in any way anticipate the level of difficulty I encountered.
I'm writing now because I'm going to be done with the book by the end of next week, if not sooner. At that point everything gets sent out. The postcards, the Polaroids, the zine (next time you see me, remind me to tell you how my spatial understanding is so poor I had to have my best friend help me make a zine. Twice.), the book. It'll all go out at once, but separately, as the book will be coming straight from Blurb.
Many of you have moved. Those of you that sent updated emails, I've got 'em.
Many of you have become disenchanted. Not sure how much I can do about that, but hopefully the book will at the very least put a smile or two on your face.
In lieu of that, feel free to use it as kindling when you burn me in effigy.
I'll talk to ya soon, let y'all know all the chazerai have been ordered and shipped.
pledged of $8,700 goal
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May 3, 2011 - Jun 2, 2011 (30 days)
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Access to the weekly email/podcast I'll be doing from the road. The email will be lots of descriptions and thoughts and musings. I'll try not to talk too much on the podcast.
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A postcard from the road where I will write something (hopefully) funny. Maybe inspiring. I can totally be inspiring. (+access to the weekly email & podcast)
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All of the above PLUS a zine made from the photos while on the road. Very lo-fi, very Caught Moments. VERY AMERICANA, MAN.
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All of the above PLUS A POLAROID. That's right, I'll send you a real live Polaroid from the road, of some stranger I've met and said hi to, and it'll be great, BECAUSE IT'S A POLAROID, it's real tangible proof that something happened, oh it'll be glorious.
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All of the above plus THIS IS US, TOGETHER book! 50 beautiful pages with photographs of the couples, my experiences written up, it'll be a lovely addition to your very existence. Maybe...just maybe it'll help you w/your relationship!! PRETTY AND USEFUL!!!
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ALL THREE OF MY BOOKS!!! In addition to all of the above, you'll get my book of Polaroid shots AND my book of medium format shots. Quite lovely, both of them!
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All the above PLUS I WILL COME VISIT YOU AND TAKE YOUR PICTURE A LOT. Which I'm rather good at.
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All of the above PLUS I WILL COME VISIT YOU AND TAKE YOUR PICTURE aaaaaaannnnndddd give you a ONE on ONE version of my portrait workshop. Which I'm also rather good at.
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All of the above PLUS....I WILL SHOOT YOUR WEDDING. Any state, any denomination. Marrying one person? Great. Two people? Even better. NO WEDDING TOO BIG/SMALL/WEIRD.