Thank you for taking the time to read this. Now let’s get started with what I am doing!
Please take a look at my website under Landscapes www.brandonschulman.com to see pictures from the first part of this project!!!
I am setting out once again in my trusty old Ford pick-up truck, ladder, massive tri-pod, large format camera, and love of my life to photograph America and its forgotten places.
I have fallen for small town America and the things left behind. I use a term in Latin called “res nullius”, meaning: An object or place that is left behind and ownerless. So, in a sense, I am claiming ownership with a photographic plate, attempting to portray a place and time that I see. Displaying a “truth” thru a frame - a photograph, a decisive moment.
This is the second installment of a project that I have already undertaken. I will be setting out again on a trip to photograph Texas, New Mexico, Nevada, and Utah. On my previous trip I visited West Virginia, Kentucky, Mississippi, and Louisiana. All of the images from this trip can be found on my website in the Landscape Gallery - www.brandonschulman.com . My locations range from mining towns in West Virginia, to K.V.T.’s Ash Spill in Kentucky, homesteads, Church’s, and abandoned buildings in Mississippi, to Processing Plants and the industrial landscapes of Louisiana. However, my main focus is on the common spaces and places that people drive by everyday, never thinking twice about them. The things we see and forget just as quickly. There is beauty everywhere, it just needs to be framed right.
With your help, I am trying to raise $3000, the smallest amount needed in order to set out on my journey. That said, the more money I raise the longer I’ll stay out on the road… so here's hoping that I never have to come home!
Your contributions will help with my film expense, gasoline, and motel stays. In return for your support you will get a Chromogenic Print and, for the highest donors, a personalized book from the trip. A Chromogenic print is a real chemical print made from the negative to a positive (the print) in a darkroom. You will be getting a piece of history, as few still work in this medium. It is a tedious process, but end result is a rewarding object of tangible grace and honesty from the photographer.
Thank you so much for reading this and I hope that I get to mail you something!