Who are We?
The KodakKerouacs are two recent college grads with an unquenchable thirst for life and passion for art (and coffee too). The names pull from two of our heroes: George Eastman, the genius behind Kodak and fellow adventurer; and Jack Kerouac, author of On The Road and inventor of the iconic, American, road trip.
We intend to revive the American road trip with the only thing we have: our art. We will take to the road and document the people, places, and life we find along the way. We are not merely striving to be artists, we are cultural conservationists. We will come out of this project with a body of work and a photography book.
Our plan is to take 6 weeks to travel the continental United States, in our car, using back roads and lesser-known U.S routes to photograph and document the part of America that we seem to have swept under the rug. We will be using film photography including, but not limited to, 35mm, 120, 110, Polaroid, Kodak, Ilford, toy cameras, pinhole cameras, anything we can get out hands on. There is an essence to film that cannot be duplicated with digital, and it is fitting to photograph Americana, and all her dying glory, with a medium that is slowly being phased out for the newer, faster product. We will be blogging along the way, and lugging a film scanner so that we can include our images on the blog.
Why We Need YOU!
We are asking for a $5,000 donation.
This money will be used for:
- Purchasing film (which can run up to $8 for a single roll)
- Chemistry to process our film.
- Printing and presentation for the body of work
- Publishing a book of our photographs when we finish our trek.
We will be offering rewards for different donation levels. With more money we can drive further, and photograph more, so for every $1,000 we get beyond our goal, backers will be able to suggest and vote on an additional stop on our route. Your name will also appear in a special thank you section of our book.
Please check out our blog for more information!