I am embarking on a very large adventure: I'm leaving New York and am Alaska bound and documenting the whole damn thing on my favorite camera, the Hasselblad 500 c/m. My current plan is to drive 3 world famous highways from beginning to end to get there: Route 66, The Pacific Coast Highway, The Alaska Highway. A trip totalling around 6500 miles of driving, sometimes through remote and empty lands, sometimes through the biggest cities in North America. A very large and diverse landscape of mountains, valleys, deserts, tundra, rain forests, ocean views, road side camping, backcountry hiking and more awaits.
The drive begins a little after my lease expires in Brooklyn. Driving north to Canada and then west to Chicago before heading southwest on mainly 55 mph backroads following old alignments of Route 66. San Diego to Vancouver along the gorgeous Pacific Coast Highway. Vancouver to Fairbanks along the wild Alaska Highway and then arriving in a village in Alaska to begin an 8 week artist residency at the foot of Denali, the highest point on the North American Continent.
Up to this point, all of my travel has been paid for by either family vacations, hard work and savings, employers or credit cards. I've been very lucky to get to travel for work and for pleasure and I've seen my share of amazing places. This trip is a lot different from all previous trips. When I travel for work, everything is taken care of by a producer and the client, this time it all rests on me. The planning, and the paying.
Money I raise from this kickstarter is going to supplement the savings I've already started. A requirement for driving the Alaska Highway is to have enough funds on hand to cover the entire expense of the 1488 mile drive; towing a broken down car due to overheating can be quite costly when you have to get a tow truck from 600 miles away.
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