We have been overwhelmed by the response to this project! It has far surpassed our expectations. And now we'd like to take it even further. A few days ago we received an inspiring comment:
Darien Gee 5 days ago:
Maybe you should set a new goal -- hit 15k and add the last two states! Will take you to lunch if you actually pull it off and make it to Hawaii (Big Island)!
We decided that it would be totally amazing to send a postcard from every state -- not just the lower 48. It won't be easy because we'll have to bring the printer(s) with us and rent a car / figure out accommodations in two places but we think it would be well worth it.
If we get to $15,000 then we're headed to Alaska and Hawaii! Everyone who has pledged $100 will receive those cards included in their 50 -- and we'll be able to send a postcard from every single state in the US!
Two photographers on the road for three months want to send you a self-printed postcard from every single one of the 48 states we pass through.
THIS KICKSTARTER WILL FUND THE PRODUCTION OF POSTCARDS -- NOT OUR TRIP! WE'VE ALREADY SAVED UP!
It was all decided over pancakes at IHOP. On June 1st, we would leave on a three month trip covering each of the lower 48 states. Three months prior to this conversation, we didn’t even know each other. Now we’re going to spend countless hours in a very small space together, exploring as much of the country as we can.
We're both photographers and will be shooting a ton as we go -- and we'd love to share all the things we encounter and experience along the way with as many people as possible.
We created a website that tracks our location with photo updates and developed this postcard project in response to everyone who asked that we send them something or wished they could come along. We hope this will let you take part in the journey with us, as it unfolds.
The postcards will be produced entirely in each state as we go -- we'll take a picture of something decidedly awesome, print the postcards, and take them to a post-office to send them. You'll know where it's from based on the postmark, and we might include the occasional handwritten message too.
We've been saving up and planning for this trip -- we're ready to go June 1st no matter what. We're doing the Kickstarter to cover the cost of a printer, paper, ink, and postage. It breaks down to $2 a postcard. They'll be printed on acid-free heavyweight card stock -- suitable for archiving and framing. We'd both definitely sign up for this if someone else was doing it!
Hopefully you're as excited about this as we are.
For more info, check out GOING NOWHERE.
You can also look at our online portfolios to get a feel for our work:
Andrew Kenney + Jake Jones
(here's what the postcards will look like)
- (23 days)