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It is my intention to make a photographic record/postcard collection of a visit to all 50 states in a single year.

I have already traveled to 36 out of 50 states so far this year. You can see some of my photos from the road in this flickr collection.

Now I have 14 states left, and two of them - Alaska and Hawaii - are hard to get to! I'd like to be able to take the rest of them out in a single trip: starting from Detroit and traveling through Minnesota, N. Dakota, Montana, Idaho, and Washington, to Seattle (where I can ferry to Alaska and back) down the coast through Oregon to California (where I can take the cheapest flight to Hawaii), and back through Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, S. Dakota, Nebraska, and Iowa.

I am trying to raise $5000 in support of this goal, to cover gas, round-trip ferry to Alaska, round-trip flight to Hawaii, food, and basic accommodations along the way. At the end of the trip, it is my intention to make a photo-book and a set of 50 full-color state postcards.


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    15 backers

    A set of 15 state postcards

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    Provide me with your address and I will send you a postcard from every state I visit. *These will be postcards from the road; different than the original state postcards to be made after the trip.

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    A set of 25 state postcards

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    The full set of 50 state postcards

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    An 11x17 prints of any photo from the trip; each photo will have a limited edition print run of 10

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    A copy of the photo-book covering the entire trip, containing exclusive photos and observations

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    "Two The Hard Way" - A polaroid from Alaska & Hawaii. They will operate together as a mini-diptych. Very limited edition.

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    A personal photo shoot - pictures of your home, town, event, family, or portrait session for your exclusive and personal use. *Available only to pledgers who live in Detroit, New York, or the 15 states I will be visiting. If you'd like a personal shoot and live somewhere out of the way, you may need to pledge higher to cover transportation.

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