The past three years of my life I have lived as a traveling fashion and fine art photographer on the roads of America. Shooting for magazines like Z!NK, Bizarre, Marquise, and websites like Zivity. I've driven from the Atlantic to the Pacific and back more times than I can keep track of, and spent more nights falling asleep under the stars than in my own bed. Every dollar I have made has been put into navigating to the next rest stop, job, national park. I've seen this country like few have. I have seen the real American spirit. These two to three month trips have all been leading up to this, my most ambitious project, 50 models in 50 states.
I want to take my experience as a vagabond photographer and turn it into something big by traveling back to every state in the union and creating photographs of the brief snippets of freedom I have found while piloting over 100,000 miles of asphalt. I want to capture worlds where you can disappear far into the wilderness, and wake up lost, naked and alone. Worlds where people are free from the judgments of civilization, and not made to feel shame for the naked body they were born with, but are allowed to feel beautiful and free. I want to photograph the liberty our country was founded on in every state from New York to Alaska.
To do this I will be working very closely with the staff and amazing community at Zivity. A website I have been working with for over three years now and have grown to really love!
Why Help Me
This project will take me from my home in Philadelphia on a 16,000 mile journey criss-crossing across the United States to photograph one model in every state, as well as two plane rides to Hawaii and Alaska.
I plan on doing this by keeping my personal costs down as low as possible. I will couch surf and tent camp when at all possible, and almost everything from print making to framing for incentives I will be taking care of on my own, but even so over the course of the 6 months it will take me to complete this expenses add up.
Gas, Tolls, Food, Plane Tickets, Camping Fee's, and general maintenance on my car alone will eat up most of my funds.
Backers only Blog
For just $1 backing you'll get access to my updates all along the way. I'll be posting everything from finished photographs, behind the scenes, photos, videos to lighting and photoshop tutorials.
Absolutely! Simply send me a message on here or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with a photograph or link to your modeling portfolio and your location.
While models I have worked with previously, models on zivity, and models with couches they can offer up for sleeping will take precedent, if you are interested in working with me on this project I am interested in working with you.
Unless you choose a specific print like "Guns and Ammo" "You and I" or The Aristocratic Pug" when I'm done photographing for the book there will be an online gallery of all of the final images for each state, that you will be able to choose from.
Polaroids will be first come first serve as they are all one of a kind.
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