Thought it would take 1 year, it's been 3. But, hoping to have book design, copy, and photos ready for publisher in 3 weeks.
When published, we pray and hope... Read more
This project is focused on the voices of Sound People, but neighborhood scenes like this sunrise in Atlantic explain why DownEast natives often go to extraordinary means to continue... Read more
One thing learned in this project. Never set what seem like doable deadlines. Between deadlines, life happens. But while life happens, Sound Peoplemoves on. With all of the research... Read more
Field work for formal interviews was concluded, Sunday, February 26. Though anxious about the length of time it was taking to create Sound People, the extra time has expanded... Read more
Light at the end of the waves.
Only 6-8 more interviews to conduct to complete the field work for Sound People. Two big additions are in the works, a section on rack-of-the-eye boat building and one on... Read more
Core Sound to be visited by storm?
The 48 hour forecast from NOAA has a visit by Hermine to Core Sound Friday night and Saturday morning. I hope to be in Atlantic to record that. All is... Read more
Work rolling along.
A recent interview with Mr. Julian Brown of Gloucester provided historically significant information, was entertaining, was a valuable source for DownEast folklore, and revealed much insight into the legacy of... Read more
About 80% finished with line-up of interview subjects. Now the big task of coordinating the interviews and writing the stories. Have a good array of subjects.
Wanted to share an... Read more
I have basically recovered form the bizarre freak accident in January with my F-150 pick'em up. I can assure everyone that getting run over by your own truck is... Read more
Book is physically taking shape
Shelby Stephenson, NC Poet Laureate, has authored a poem to follow the title page of the book, Sound People, Joe Miller has redesigned my original plans for fonts employing a... Read more
Productive time in Atlantic
Look to my website www.,bencaseyphotos.com for future updates now that the Kickstarter campaign has concluded on a very successful note.
Carolyn and I spent the last two days in Atlantic,... Read more
The work begins.
Did I celebrate because the Kickstarter campaign was so very successful? Only for a moment, then reality set in.
On a recent photo journalism assignment, I used a tape recorder... Read more
Foundaton for Sound People has been laid.
If you know the outer banks brogue, you can - maybe not visualize - but audiolize - if there is such a word - "Mighty thankful" Audiolize the "i" in... Read more
One more day in the Kickstarter campaign
Backer support is an indication of the broad respect for the project itself. I am thrilled to see people appreciate the value of this body of work and genuinely grateful... Read more