Project to document an intense tour with one of the most unique musicians as his band plays one city each day for 2 months
Please note : I'm spoiling the surprise by letting you know that or any level of contribution I'll try to surprise you with little surprise gifts.
About my subject :
Punk rock bass legend Mike Watt of the Minutemen / Firehose, who is currently a member of Iggy Pop’s the Stooges is not only known for his unique bass style, his wide range of musical collaborations, but also for being an essential part of the music community. His relentlessness in “keeping up the hard work” is what I admire most. Not even has it been 6 month since his knee dislocation incident on stage, still on crutches, Watt went ahead and booked 51 city gigs playing in 52 days this Spring. He's touring this military style with his own band, the Missingmen.
Playing live music across the country to him means that he gets to take part in real time exchanges with friends and fans. He, and everyone on board would get to learn about the local happenings through the people that work at the venues or host us impromptu after a show any given night. Whether it's the food recommendation or the latest local conversations, it's all a part of the hearty community uniting experience. And to tour this intensely, it's probably for what he calls "character building".
I met Watt in 2006, and started to photograph his various projects and some tours, but never did it such extensively. We became good friends which able me to have an insider access. He extended the invitation for me to come on board in one small van. This will prove to be interesting, certainly for stories I could retell in the form of images as an outcome.
The Fund :
Since I'm going 'all out' on this tour, I'll shoot at least 5 rolls a day. Not only I'd shoot a whole lot of Watt, his Missingmen Raul and Tom, I'll also shoot opening bands, people we meet, places we go, and other historic worthy moments and sites.
$2500-3000 Film purchase (about 300 rolls)
$2700 Film processing
$500-800? gift prints (varied)
traveling expenses before and after the tour
Any excess will go into a future book publication being pushed for 2012
or if the excess is HUGE - I'd love for it to go to my other grander projects ... in my dream of all dreams here.
The Print Size Conversions
(For the non-US centric areas)
US / World / Japan
5x7 / 127 × 178 mm / 2L
8x10 / 203 × 254 mm / 6P
11x14 / 28 × 36 cm
20x24 / 42.0 x 59.4 cm
24x30 / 61x76 cm
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registration to the exclusive mailing list with regular updates (words and pictures)
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above +one postcard made from a picture taken during the tour (pick a city or random)
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all of the above + 4 (more) postcards made of the pictures taken during the tour + one 5x7 print of your choice
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5 postcards + a signed 8x10 print of your choice
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7 postcards + a signed 11x14 print of your choice
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15 postcards + a signed 20X24 print of your choice
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25 postcards + 3 signed 20x24 prints of your choice
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51 postcards, one from each city. 6 signed 24x30 prints of your choice
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51 postcards, one from each city. We (two of us) will have a weekend reception of you (up to two) in Strasbourg, France and hand deliver (if you wish) 10 signed 24x30 prints of your choice. We will take you to a restaurant introducing you to the local Alsace wine, cheese, and cuisine. I will also photograph you while visiting and make you a unique digital book.
- (30 days)