My Airstream Project & Adventure!

23
Oct
2012

Proud Owner & Airstream the day I bought her!

…And so it begins. Last week I began what will be a very large project for me, both personally and for my work.  Last week I purchased an Airstream trailer. The Airstream is a 34 foot 1993 Excella.  Too be honest when I started looking for THE ONE I had something shorter (25-30 feet) and older (70’s) in mind but this one is a great deal in both condition and price. Little did I know when I became an Airstream owner that I had also joined a massive community, one may even say cult,  but really more like a family. Airstream owners are die hard. They love them and just spending the brief amount of time with mine I completely understand why.   BUT FIRST Let me back up and explain my thoughts for this project.

Fortune Cookie the day I bought the Airstream! A Sign!

WHY?!    Over the last couple of years an interesting dynamic has developed from my business of which I was not expecting at all. Several of my photographs have been purchased as prints….or art for people’s homes, offices, etc. The more I traveled and photographed interesting places like Africa & New York City the more my portfolio grew…and so did my requests for prints. So it clicked! BAM!  I realized that while I am not married or a father (except my 2 dogs) , nor a home owner, I don’t really have anything tying me down to Dallas. This is the time to adventure and journey. Since I already travel a great deal for work anyways there is no reason that I couldn’t fly out of other locations for projects. AGAIN I am not stopping my commercial career.  Back to the Airstream….I have always been in love with them ever since I saw one as a small child. It stood there gleaming in the sun like the space ship on the Flight of the Navigator!  I could go on and on…..

THE PLAN! since a brand new one was a little out of my price range and the lease on my house isn’t up until July I knew it would be far more fun to buy one that I could make it my own.  So over the next several months I will document the transformation story of my (YET TO BE NAMED, SUGGESTIONS?) Airstream. I plan on putting a mirror finish on the outside with a very cool interior design.  If I am still alive by then, next summer I will leave my beloved Dallas Texas and set out to travel through out the United States to spend a quality amount of time (2-4 weeks each) in various interesting locations.  WHAT PLACES YOU ASK???? (not in order)

1. Yosemite
2. Glacier National
3. Yellow Stone
4. PCH -San Fran to San Diego
5. Death Valley
6. Grand Canyon
7. Florida Keys, Key West
8. Joshua Tree
10. Acadia National Park in Maine
11. Smokey Mountains
12. Rocky Mountains
13. Chesapeake bay
14. Appalachian Mountains
15. Horseshoe Falls

  • Oshkosh Air Show Monday – Sunday, July 29, 2013 – August 4, 2013
  • Burning Man – Monday, August 26, 2013, and ends Monday, September 2, 2013
  • Albuquerque Balloon Show 2013 October 5-13
  • Coachella Weekend 1: April 12-14 | Weekend 2: April 19-21

Side view of my Airstream!

THE FUN! Yes I plan on photographing, videoing, and time-lapsing my way across the country….But I don’t plan on doing it all by myself. A trip like this is a once is a life time thing and it would be a shame to do it alone…plus it would just get lonely. SO I plan on doing a video blog at least twice a month to highlight where I’m at, who is running around with me, what I’m shooting and how we’re shooting it, gear gear gear, ….BUT more importantly I plan on using the amazing spots we’re at to spend some time picking the brilliant brains of the highly successful and just cool people I have the fortune of being connected with.  Some of these people you have heard of, some you haven’t. All in all it will be a blast.

Please join me on this amazing journey and subscribe by email or rss over to the right. Let me know your thoughts! I wish I could take all of you with me, so this is the next best thing I can think of!

Also my Twitter : @TheBraun   & Instagram: BRIANBRAUN   will have my daily update on it. BE sure and LIKE my Facebook Page HERE for exclusive wallpapers, highlights and give aways.

There are so many more exciting announcements to be made with this project but they have to wait…I don’t want you to think I’m lying because it’s so amazing. 😉

THANK YOU FOR ALL THE SUPPORT FROM EVERYBODY! Til next next

Braun



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  • […] Unfortunately for Dallas, Brian is hitting the open road in July or August of 2013 to trek across the great states of America in his recently gutted and redesigned Airstream.  He figures as long as he is unattached and without children, he should take the time to explore these great states and all the beauty they hold.  During the course of his journey he will be shooting multiple personal projects of US landscapes and the wonderful people he will be meeting along the way.  His plans also include entertaining from his Airstream, taking in various events around the country and traveling back and forth to shoots as needed.   I am personally reminded of a quote from Shawshank Redemption that I feel fits Brian saying good-bye to us- “I have to remind myself that some birds aren’t meant to be caged. Their feathers are just too bright and when they fly away, the part of you that knows it was a sin to lock them up does rejoice, but still, the place you live in is that much more drab and empty that they’re gone.”  More on his Airstream journey can be found here Brian’s Airstream Blog. […]

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