Video: New York Departure

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First draft of the trip promo…

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A monumental decision…

The trip is having a profound impact on me already (and we haven’t even left NY yet!)…

I always said that this trip would be about more than just re-discovering America… it would also be about re-discovering ourselves… and for me I think that is tied up with my relation to the image… as an artist… a photographer… a videographer… a filmmaker… defining reality thru imagery… it has been central to my personal and professional evolution.

Over the years I have adapted to changes in technology, changes in economic realities, and changes in my own view of the impact I could make thru imagery…

It was roughly ten years ago that I stopped making photographs (well, anything beyond the odd snapshot with my phone or a throw-away camera on family occasions), replacing my Nikons with a Sony video camera, and following the superior storytelling opportunities offered by the documentary film format. That choice was influenced by many things, and I am pleased with the work I continue to do as a filmmaker. But…

… the siren song of the still image has never truly dissipated. And the potential for imagery offered by this trip is too powerful… And so I am taking the leap… I purchased a new Nikon digital SLR and I will treat myself to a rediscovery of this old companion, while we roam the backroads of America…

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