Come to Space Montrose on Saturday, June 8th from 6-10pm to see the show!
UPDATE #2: The dates are set!
My trip will begin on April 7th! I hope you'll all follow along on my Tumblr for daily photos and videos from the road. :)
UPDATE #1: Blowing past our goal!
You guys have all been amazing, and I've been blown away by your support. We hit our funding goal of $1,800 in just under two days!! You can still contribute until the end of the campaign, though, and donors will still get early access to brand-new prints from the trip. Your donations will also help me rent a venue and host a show when I return!
Thank you all so much. I couldn't do any of this without you!
My name is Tracy Manford Carlson. I’ve been a photographer for eight years, and in that time I’ve explored dozens of small towns and back roads throughout Texas and the Southwest. But I’ve never been able to take the kind of journey that would let me capture those far-flung parts of the state that have always captured my imagination.With your help, I can get there!
For years, I’ve taken day trips around the back roads of South Texas and other areas, and though I’ve always enjoyed them, I’ve never had the opportunity to spend a serious amount of time on the road. That changes with this excursion and photo series, which I’m calling Down Desert Roads. I’ll be spending close to two weeks working my way along the state highways and dirt paths of Texas and New Mexico, and though I’m mapping a detailed route in advance, I’m also leaving some wiggle room to chase down those special shots that are impossible to plan.
A trip like this has long been a dream of mine, and you can help me make it a reality. I’m so excited about hitting the road and sharing the experience with you!
What We Need & What You Get
I’ve been fortunate to be part of a fantastic community of local artists here in Houston, and they’re part of what’s motivated me to take this trip. I also want to broaden my portfolio, dig deeper into color and texture, and explore the landscapes that continue to inspire my art. I’ll be having a show later this spring to celebrate the release of the images from Down Desert Roads, and I might even take the show on the road!
EVERY dollar is important! Donors at certain levels will have their choice of a brand-new image from the trip, and everyone who contributes will receive an “I Heart Local Art” magnet, specially designed for this trip by me!