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I'm making a book on relationships, gonna travel the country, interviewing and photographing couples, figure out WHAT MAKES THEM TICK.

I am good at photography and bad at relationships.  There must be some way to use one to improve the other.  

AND THERE IS.  

I want to talk to people, many people, you people, I want to talk to you, REAL TALK, about your relationships, I want to capture those relationships with my camera. I want to do this all over the country.  

I want...I NEED to figure out how relationships work.  How people make them work.  

At the end will be pictures and words and they will get into a healthy, mutually beneficial relationship I call a book. 

And this book will help others and those others will help others and it'll go on forever until there are no single people left!!!

So what I'm gonna do is visit 12 cities across the country, interviewing as many couples as I can within 30 days. I'm gonna ask 'em lots of questions, gonna take lots of pictures, we'll hang out, I'll watch 'em, document them, hopefully to one day BECOME THEM.  

IT'S GONNA BE A BLAST, I'VE NEVER BEEN AWAY FROM HOME FOR THIS LONG.  

AND THERE WILL BE THE BOOK.  THE BOOK TO TEACH US ALL.  ONE BOOK TO GUIDE US.  ONE BOOK TO HEAL US.  ONE BOOK WITH MANY GORGEOUS PICTURES.  AND GLORIOUS WORDS TO FIX WHAT AILS US.  

The book (my third) will be a glorious hardcover tome, 80 FULL COLOR pages of interviews and photos that'll change the way you look at the person next to you.  

I'm hoping to meet lots of new and interesting people, have adventures, and, most importantly, share those adventures with all of you.  

In the end, hopefully I'll be better at being with somebody else, and hopefully the book will help other folks be better at being with somebody else. 

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    Access to the weekly email/podcast I'll be doing from the road. The email will be lots of descriptions and thoughts and musings. I'll try not to talk too much on the podcast.

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    A postcard from the road where I will write something (hopefully) funny. Maybe inspiring. I can totally be inspiring. (+access to the weekly email & podcast)

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    All of the above PLUS a zine made from the photos while on the road. Very lo-fi, very Caught Moments. VERY AMERICANA, MAN.

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    All of the above PLUS A POLAROID. That's right, I'll send you a real live Polaroid from the road, of some stranger I've met and said hi to, and it'll be great, BECAUSE IT'S A POLAROID, it's real tangible proof that something happened, oh it'll be glorious.

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    All of the above plus THIS IS US, TOGETHER book! 50 beautiful pages with photographs of the couples, my experiences written up, it'll be a lovely addition to your very existence. Maybe...just maybe it'll help you w/your relationship!! PRETTY AND USEFUL!!!

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    ALL THREE OF MY BOOKS!!! In addition to all of the above, you'll get my book of Polaroid shots AND my book of medium format shots. Quite lovely, both of them!

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    All the above PLUS I WILL COME VISIT YOU AND TAKE YOUR PICTURE A LOT. Which I'm rather good at.

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    All of the above PLUS I WILL COME VISIT YOU AND TAKE YOUR PICTURE aaaaaaannnnndddd give you a ONE on ONE version of my portrait workshop. Which I'm also rather good at.

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    All of the above PLUS....I WILL SHOOT YOUR WEDDING. Any state, any denomination. Marrying one person? Great. Two people? Even better. NO WEDDING TOO BIG/SMALL/WEIRD.

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