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I’m traveling the country to complete an art project, about which I can tell you practically nothing.
I’m traveling the country to complete an art project, about which I can tell you practically nothing.
71 backers pledged $5,120 to help bring this project to life.

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It is widely known that reading is one of the most effective ways to improve your vocabulary. It’s also commonly accepted that a picture is worth 1000 words. So flipping through this 60 to 100 page photo book should improve your vocabulary as much as reading 60,000 to 100,000 words, or a short novel. Now people who don’t like reading can still improve their vocabularies - without reading a word!

Last December I started a photo project that took me up and down the West coast in pursuit of subjects for this specific photo project. As the video explains, this process has become rushed as more than 20 of the photos are expected to appear in a major magazine very soon. With your help I can get back on the road and travel the far reaching areas of the country to complete the series. I encourage you to visit my website nolanconway.com to get a feeling for my photography. If you have any questions or special requests you can find my contact info at my website or message me via kickstarter. 

Where the money goes

$4,000 will cover travel expenses for 3 weeks of travel by car to a number of far reaching areas of the USA. This will include food, accommodations, gas, and car rental. The remaining $1000 will go toward printing and delivery costs. 

Any funds beyond the $5,000 will allow me to extend this trip, pursue additional projects, and cover the costs associated with applying for awards. 

About Me 

My work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The New York Times, Billboard Magazine, Time Out New York, and Own Magazine. When I’m not traveling, my home is in Brooklyn, NY.

Risks and challenges

Sun burn, traffic, and Argentine ants. Despite these risks and I'm still committed to undertaking this project.

I'm not worried about getting the images to complete this project. The subject matter is not too burdensome to come by, and access to the corporate grounds (mentioned in the video) requires no special permission. Taking the necessary images is largely a matter of persistance.

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    You have no idea who I am or what I am capable of, but you were mildly entertained by the video. This pledge will gain you a big thank you from me.

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    Will get you a big thank you from me, and a shout-out on the facebook page + 3 smart phone backgrounds from the series.

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    A 5”x7” postcard from the series + everything from the $10 level.

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    Five - 5”x7” postcards from the series + everything from the $10 level.

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    Improve your vocabulary. Pre-order copy of the photo book. You’ll get it before anyone else.

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    Pre-order a signed copy of the book.

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    This is the best deal on all of kickstarter. At this price you can buy my genuine friendship. I will send you a Christmas card every year, I will be your Facebook friend, I will invite you to all my parties, I might even pick you up from the airport. Why? Because that’s what friends do. I’ll also throw in a signed book.

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    I will take a unique, creative portrait of you in New York City (If you live elsewhere, we might come to an arrangement. I'm going on a road trip after all). This can be a studio or location shoot Contact me prior for availability.

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    I will photograph a 4-hour event for you. Contact me prior for availability. I can also show you my event portfolio.

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    Full sized, gallery quality, framed print from the series. This is your opportunity to purchase prints at a discount before the series goes to gallery. If you haven’t seen the series, but still want to buy a print, contact me. To preserve the editions, only one of each photo will be sold. If you’re interested in a particular print, check for availability. And move quickly!

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