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I will spend a month exploring the west coast at night, and share my story and journey as a photographer and as man pursuing his dream.
I will spend a month exploring the west coast at night, and share my story and journey as a photographer and as man pursuing his dream.
53 backers pledged $7,934 to help bring this project to life.

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"All your dreams can come true if you have the courage to pursue them" - Walt Disney

I have arrived at a place in my life where I'm ready to pursue my dream. After a decade of working various jobs in manufacturing I have decided to quit my day job and pursue what I'm most passionate about in life, photography.

What I'm doing:

I will spend a month on the road exploring the entire west coast of the United States. I want to capture its beauty through the lens of my camera and through my eyes. I will create a book that tells my story, not only the story of this west coast adventure but also the story of my journey as a photographer and as a man pursuing his dream.

The reason for my trip is to create the book. I'm hitting the road to find out more about myself and to launch my new full time career in photography with a grand adventure.

The book with be a mixture of visual story telling, fine art and short stories. What will make this book unique is that most of my adventures take place between dusk and dawn. The photos will be taken at night and the story will be about my journey through the west coast through the eyes and lens of a nocturnal photographer. I want to show you the world the way I see and experience it. While most of the world is asleep, I'm hiking a trail looking for an epic landscape to capture or driving through a national park with the road to myself.

What I need:

Here's where you come in: I can't do this without you.

What I love about Kickstarter is that it brings people together to accomplish things that would otherwise be impossible to accomplish as an individual and makes them possible. I need the support of you all, my friends, family, and community to make this dream into a reality. It will be you that actually makes this happen. I'm not doing this just for me, it's not all about me. I'm hoping this will inspire the next generation of creators and adventurers.

Every dollar given will go towards the trip, and will get me there and back. It will also go towards creating the book. Lord willing I raise more than my goal the money will go toward living expenses while I create the book.

 

Risks and challenges

Due to the nature of this trip there could be unforeseen road closures, bad weather and / or a lack of accommodation. All of these things could potentially cause set backs and or delay. All due diligence will be taken to plan for the foreseeable future and I will have alternate sleeping arrangements as well as equipment to forge ahead in any weather condition. Publishing a book can also be a difficult process, but I have a team of knowledgable people to help me with design and logistics.

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    Post Card

    A thank you note written on a post card with on of my Images from the trip printed on it.

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    Your name in the book

    Your name will be printed in the back of the book, so the world can see that you made it possible. you will also receive the Post Card.

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    The Book

    your receive the first copies of the actual book Dusk to Dawn. you will also get your name in the back of the book and the post card.

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    Limited Edition Print

    You will be able to choose 1 of 5 different large printed images taken on my journey. This will be a limited edition print only for you. These will not be available to anyone else. You will also receive a copy of the book, as well as have your name in the back of it. You will also receive the post card.

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