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About

StreetXSW is a photojournalism project exploring how our desire to be connected can sometimes hurt our experience of life.

To explore this issue I’m shooting the South by Southwest conference and festivals in the street photography genre. Then using some really cool technology I’m matching Tweets from the festival to the exact second my picture was taken. Imagine being able to look at single moment in time while examining what was going on, both online and offline. 

With the pictures and tweets I want to publish a photo book that I think will highlight the fragmented and disconnected relationship that we often have with the world around us.

What is Street Photography?

Chris Weeks, a freelance editorial photographer whose film introduced me to the genre, says street photography is about documenting the human condition. Mostly taken in public spaces, the pictures are about life’s little moments. For more on street photography check out his amazing film.

StreetXSW: The Surprise

I realize some people may not be able to get the higher priced rewards but still want to be a part of StreetXSW. I created this reward just for you! I could have made up rewards for the sake of having more options but I decided this would be a lot more fun for you and me. 

Whatever you pledge between $1 and $124 you will get a surprise. I haven't decided exactly what that is going to be yet but I have some ideas. Not everyone gets the same thing and the more you pledge the more significant the surprise will be.

StreetXSW: The Book

There is something about a photo book that brings pictures to life in a way that you don't get on the screen. You get to hold the pictures in your hands and examine all the little details. I've always loved them for that reason. 

The details of the book will probably change as the project proceeds, but for now it will feature three sections: Street Class, Street Modern and Street Social. If the project is successfully funded, the book will be available for purchase later in the year.

Street Classic - Classic film street photography taken on a Leica M6. 

Street Modern - Digital B&W and color street photography taken on a Leica M9.

Street Social - Street photography matched up with tweets from the festival.

StreetXSW: The Print

Kickstarter exclusive! Unlike the book these prints will NOT be available after the campaign ends.

These are beautiful 16x20 canvas prints which feature borderless wraparound edges. I will pick three of the best pictures from the festival. Each one will represent a different part of the festival. You will get to pick which print you would like.

I have this one hanging in my apartment.

What's the money for?

The money for this project will be used to publish the book, create prints, purchase equipment and offset some of the cost of the trip.

Pictures from last year

More pictures from the video and the festival.

Special Thanks to:

My Parents
John
Rachael
Ernesto
Dani
Eva
Estefany
and Uncle Jerry

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