…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.
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)
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
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!
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