One of the most interesting pieces of news to come from this year's Dark Shadows Festival was that actor James Storm was planning an adventurous photography trip. This week, he launched an Indiegogo campaign to finance the project, dubbed WANDERLUST. Storm has a genuine vision for the project, and has connected with a non-profit organization to allow all donations to be tax deductible. The campaign ends Oct. 24.
Here's what he's got to say about WANDERLUST on his campaign website:
What is it about the open road?
What is it about the constant motion no mater where you are heading or what direction?
What is it about the WANDERLUST?
Combined with two great passions of mine, travel and of course photography, it's the 'Unknown."
It's the thrill of being in the moment the present moment and hearing the stories of people and capturing there lives and the events surrounding those lives through the the lens.
So in October of this year I am jumping on a Greyhound Bus, leaving Los Angeles and heading for Billings Montana. On this journey I will be photographing the folks that I will be traveling with on the bus.
I want to take a in-depth look of folks who travel on this means of transportation whether it's for just pure pleasure or maybe out of necessity , to hear there stories and capture those stories and events of the unknown.
You will become a fellow traveler on this journey because I will be blogging daily captivating images on Facebook and Twitter.
Now in order to do this I am asking for your support in helping me document these events and the good news is, that all donations will be a TAX DEDUCTION. I have recently been accepted to, FROM THE HEART a non profit organization and all contributions will go for supplies and post production work.
In 2015 my work from this journey will be seen at, THE LOST STUDIO PHOTOGRAPHY GALLERY in Hollywood Calif. Contributors will have there names printed as sponsors to this event . Now of course you are invited to see this work either in person or via Skype. We will have Skype set up bring you right into this event so you can share and be a part of this show. There is also a coffee book in the near future and all contributors will of course be acknowledged.
For your support of donating to this adventure, spreading the word to friends and families I have created some truly wonderful gift ideas from this project. And again, all contributions are tax deductible.
Over the years, and there have been quite a few, I have been influenced by just extraordinary photographers and it seems appropriate, given this subject, that I dedicate this project to the iconic photographer Robert Frank who gave us the magnificent book, The Americans.
I want to thank you for your time. Thank you for taking this journey with me and being a part of documenting history of people on the move people with the WANDERLUST.