The Adventure Begins May 9th!
Once again, I will be tearing away from the familiar and immersing myself in a country and culture I know very little about, Colombia. The only plan is to enter the country and follow intuition for 6 weeks of exploration and adventure. A photobook and fine art prints will be produced during this trip, as well as "from the road" travel blogging.
Sign Up for awards and access during trip HERE
We all allow ourselves to slowly become lulled into willing automatons to the point that we no longer notice the details of what's going on around us. I have discovered that while traveling, I'm paying much closer attention to all the little details you normally tend to filter out when at home in familiar surroundings. That heightened state of awareness tends to inspire new vision and tends fuel and facilitate intense creative thought. You can get to this state of mind anywhere, even at home, but while traveling the potential to see the world from a completely new perspective is much greater.
The first version of this project "Off The Deep End ~ A Visual Swan Dive into the Unknown" produced a Magcloud Photo Book and was travel blogged HERE
The idea for this one is similar, only the majority of the content from the road will be available to backers only, no promotion for the project will take place from the road, and now the title is now simply "The Deep End: Colombia"
This time it will be all about the shared experiences and images captured with updates for supporters and project exclusive ePublications. This will also be more about including the audience in a private, artistic journal. Not so much a travelog or documentary of the place, but more focussed on how the place inspires. There'll be interesting images from the street, found objects, sketches, textures, sounds, etc. And any artwork all of those elements may inspire as well as first person point of view writing about anything the experience dictates.
In other words, this isn't going to be a travel documentary about Colombia, but more of a moleskine-style collection of what resonates with me while I'm there.
After May 12th, the door will close and this blog will be only for the eyes of those who've backed this project and have a "virtual ticket". Backers at all levels will be given login info view this section of the site.
In addition to exclusive access to this The Deep End: Colombia blog, there are great additional awards at each level! Get the details on how to reserve your virtual slot in my backpack HERE
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