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An ambitious photographic journey to major American landmarks, baring my rear and making a twelve month calendar to show for it.

An ambitious photographic journey to major American landmarks, baring my rear and making a twelve month calendar to show for it.

An ambitious photographic journey to major American landmarks, baring my rear and making a twelve month calendar to show for it. Read more
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American Ass is an ambitious project to travel to major American landmarks and photograph myself, the dreamer/traveler/subject matter, standing in the nude in the foreground--and making an ass out of myself at the same time.

I began this journey at Crater Lake, Oregon, and have since taken a few photographs in other less familiar locations. Looking forward, I hope to travel to such notable sites as the Grand Canyon, the Golden Gate Bridge, and Old Faithful to gather more material.

The end result will be a twelve month long calendar featuring one of these photographs for each month, and to make for a memorable year for the consumers and fans. In addition, this will prime me for a future project involving world renowned destinations, all while being subtle and respectful of local culture despite my daring goal, just as I'm doing this time around.

Risks and challenges

The most obvious challenge in this project is showing discretion--trying to capture that perfect photo without causing widespread pandemonium and shocking other tourists. My approach is strategic selection of my positioning and timing in order to preclude any risk of offending my fellow man and woman.

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    You will receive a set of three post cards featuring my earliest photographs.

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    You will receive one of my calendars to brighten your year!

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    Receive five post cards ahead of time, plus the calendar on its release.

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    You will receive an autographed calendar, my fresh signature on every photo for each month, as a personal thank you from me!

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    Receive an autographed calendar, as well as a personal thank you photo and note written while I'm on the road! You will also be mentioned in the back of the calendar as an official backer of the project.

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    Receive an autographed calendar, five post cards, a personalized autographed photo, a personalized thank you video, as well as being mentioned as an official backer in the back of the calendar. In addition, you may choose a caption for one of the photos.

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    You will be invited to join me on one photo adventure trip, lodging provided (flight not), as well as being listed as an official backer in the back of the calendar, receiving an autographed calendar, receiving twelve post cards of all the official photos, and a personal photo with me at the landmark we visit.

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