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An 85 day, 35 city, 12k mile road trip across America to produce an editorial photo book of fashion, people, models and landscapes.
An 85 day, 35 city, 12k mile road trip across America to produce an editorial photo book of fashion, people, models and landscapes.
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Hello Kickstarter Friends!

Thank you for visiting my Kickstarter page. My name is Alex Lim, I'm a Seattle based photographer who will be hitting the road on April 15th across America to produce an editorial photo book tentatively titled "Chasing Magic Hour."

One of my main hopes/goals/reasons for wanting to produce this book is to inspire new photographers to get out there, explore their surroundings and make the most of fleeting moments.  It's also simply documenting a collection of contemporary American experiences on the road.

About My Photography

My primary focus is fashion, and much of my photography has been an attempt to fuse the beauty in nature with the beauty of women. When I started in 2005, nothing would make me happier than shooting on location, and while I was somewhat content with the results, my ability to bring out the emotion, sensuality, and grace in my subjects was definitely lacking. So, I transitioned to producing more studio work, and spent the last few years developing connectivity. Now, I want to put those complimentary pieces back together, and I am hopeful the results will be great as well as unique.

This trip will be a culmination of many personal dreams. I've always wanted to drive cross-country and experience more of our diverse national culture. 

I'm also an avid outdoors adventurer, so this a chance to hike, bike, climb, and paddle my way through the incredibly beautiful landscapes of our country, while meeting all kinds of people.  A book is a perfect way to document and share my experiences and passion with you.

My Trip - Cities & Dates

  • ALBUQUERQUE | June 14-16 
  • ATLANTA | May 30 - June 2 
  • AUSTIN | June 7-9 
  • BIRMINGHAM | June 2-3 
  • BOISE | April 15-17 
  • BOSTON | May 15-17 
  • BUFFALO | May 13-15 
  • CHICAGO | April 27 - May 2 
  • CLEVELAND | May 6-8 
  • COLUMBUS | May 4-6 
  • DALLAS | June 9-12 
  • DENVER | April 19-22 
  • DETROIT | May 8-9 
  • HOUSTON | June 5-7 
  • INDIANAPOLIS | May 2-4 
  • KANSAS CITY | April 23-25 
  • LAS VEGAS | June 18-21 
  • LOS ANGELES | June 21-27 
  • NEW ORLEANS | June 3-5 
  • NEW YORK | May 17-23 
  • OKLAHOMA CITY | June 12-14
  • OMAHA | April 22-23 
  • PHILADELPHIA | May 23-25 
  • PHOENIX | June 16-18
  • PORTLAND | July 3-5 
  • RALEIGH | May 29-30 
  • RICHMOND | May 28-29 
  • SACRAMENTO | July 1-3 
  • SALT LAKE CITY | April 17-19 
  • SAN FRANCISCO | June 27 - July 1 
  • SEATTLE | July 8 — 
  • ST LOUIS | April 25-27 
  • TORONTO | May 9-13 
  • VANCOUVER | July 5-8 
  • WASHINGTON DC | May 25-28

For dates and more tour information visit: http://atreidex.com

Your Funds Will be Spent Wisely on:

  • Gas
  • Hotels (I'm bringing my backpacking/camping gear and will spend some time sleeping in the great outdoors)
  • Production costs of printing & shipping these books and prints at the end of the trip

Don't forget to follow my adventures online, there will be update:

http://www.facebook.com/alexlimphoto
http://www.twitter.com/alexlimphoto
http://coffeefueleddreams.tumblr.com

If this trip goes well this will be the first of many books, so let's stay in touch. Thank you for reading!

Best,
Alex

* $800 Tier - Metal Prints represent a new art medium for preserving photos by infusing dyes directly into specially coated aluminum sheets. Because the image is infused into the surface and not on it, your images will take on an almost magical luminescence. You've never seen a more brilliant and impressive print! Colors are vibrant and the luminescence is breathtaking. Detail and resolution are unsurpassed.

Risks and challenges

While I've spent the past three months planning this trip, there can always be unpleasant surprises.. Shooting conditions might be terrible in some cities, someone might steal my wheels (says my dad), who knows. But I am thoroughly prepared, and see potential obstacles as merely a road-bump or possible photo op.

I'll keep you updated the whole way and if there are any delays in producing the book I will be sure to let you know on Kickstart and Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/alexlimphoto) so there won't be any surprises.

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