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About this project

The Story

This project started when I was asked by my co-worker/acquaintance to come by and take head shots for her for a work profile.

After completing said professional looks, I asked her if she wouldn't mind posing for me and allow me to shoot a roll of 120mm film of her and her home while I was there. I felt that I was able to really break down some barriers of the everyday professional/polite front we put in front of each other and get a glimpse at who she really was.

When I got my film back from the lab later that day, I fell in love with the honesty, quality, and genuineness that I saw in the photographs I'd taken of her. 

And that's when my project idea was born. I want to explore how the process of photographing someone can ultimately forge a deeper connection between photographer and subject.

So this summer, for one month, I want to travel across country, stopping to meet and photograph other acquaintances in their homes and ultimately create a short run of photobooks of my journey. 

I've started to contact more acquaintances to further this project both in state (Like Steffi below) and out of state.

 I want to be able to take this series on the road.

And that's where I need your help.

Your donation will be used for the following things:

1. Car

The most important part of the whole project is having enough gas to get me where I'm going and back again!

2. Film

This project will be shot on my Hasselblad 500cm using 120mm Kodak Portra film. I love the quality of medium format and want to stick with it throughout this entire adventure.

I will also be using polaroid and Instax films to take candid shots as mementos for rewards for donations

3. Developing Costs

The one downfall of using film in a digital age is the cost of processing with your help I'll be able to get my images to see the light of day instead of my dreaded shoebox of unprocessed rolls.

4. Printing of the book itself

I need funds to make this short run of books available for purchase

5. REWARDS!!

I will need enough money to print and ship high quality prints and photo-books of the final works to those who are gracious enough to donate as well as bring to fruition all of the other rewards which include screen-printed totes designed by me, buttons, and signed originals of my instant work.

Risks and challenges

The biggest risk is getting there safely and getting back again within budget, but I'll be traveling with a very fiscally minded friend who is willing to keep us on track and on schedule.

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    You receive a big thank you from the bottom of my heart

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    Access to the backers only behind the scenes blog of my experience on the road, a 1/2 inch button of one of the photos from the project,

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    Will get you the previous rewards, a 4x6 from the project, and a handwritten postcard from the road.

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    You will receive the previous rewards and your choice of 2 6x6 images from the project as well as a thank you note handwritten by me.

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    You will receive all of the previous awards, an 8x10 of your choice, and a signed polaroid from the road.

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    You will receive an 8X10 of your choice, a signed polaroid, and a signed copy of the softcover version of the book.

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    At one hundred dollars you will receive two 8x10s of your choice, your choice of original signed polaroids and a copy of the hardcover version of the book.

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    At $150 dollars you will everything from the $100 dollar level and a tote bag designed by me.

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    You will receive everything from the $150 dollar level and I will shoot you anywhere you are if you'd like to be a part of the project

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    You will receive everything from the $250 dollar level as well as two poster sized prints from the series

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    You will receive all of the previously listed prizes, a personal thank you phone call/skype chat with me, three original polaroids of your choosing signed by me and a surprise momento from one of the cities I visited on the road.

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