Sawa Travel Diary

A video and zine travel mission to photograph girls, spread street art, explore freedom, and research international artists.
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Sawa Cide
Film
los angeles, California
United States
1 Team Member

The Sawa Travel Diaries is my video and zine project that started last year in Europe. I'm traveling through foreign countries to spread art, find graffiti, shoot girls, and document all of it for your viewing pleasure.

It's a video chronicle about going off of the grid, exploring freedom and purpose, finding adventures, and connecting with other creative people.

The next destination is South America. Here I have an amazing roster of girls waiting to shoot with me. This is about half of them:

AtomicAtomic
CasiopeaCasiopea
FernandaFernanda
KieveKieve
LawitaLawita
LiuLiu
MendaciaMendacia
Violet RoseViolet Rose

The locations that I plan on shooting for spiritual/ inspirational experiences to share are endless:

Macchu PicchuMacchu Picchu
Marble caves in ChileMarble caves in Chile
Iguazu FallsIguazu Falls
Bolivia salt flatsBolivia salt flats
Snowboarding in ChileSnowboarding in Chile

The Sawa Travel Diary is the chronicle of an artist and photographer, going off of the grid by traveling through foreign countries to photograph alternative models and do street art, collaborate with other artists, and document the entire experience on video, through a point of view unique to only me, never one of a traditional tourist.

I plan on researching world class street artists that have a style unique to South American culture.

Os GemeosOs Gemeos
ZezaoZezao
MinhauMinhau
Digital OrganicoDigital Organico

I will go where I'm not supposed to, into unchartered territory. Never satisfied by the norm, I will take this travel video to a place that has not been visited before, and with a vulnerable honesty.

The funds raised for this project will go towards air fare, camera equipment, and the edit of the film. I tested this mission in Europe on my own dime, and it is almost to a complete edit now. With South America Volume 2, I want to go bigger with the art, and better with the video production of the shoots. I want to reach a broader audience and spread the inspiration that effects everyone when art is generated on a personal level. It is something that is surprisingly natural to all of us.

We need to share the message to get out there and create, and live your life the way you want to, instead of waiting for one day to be able to buy the freedom to do so. 

I have worked in film and television for 10 years, as well as photographing the girls around me for even longer. In the past few years my personal photography work has evolved into video portraits and travel chronicles, and I have transformed my images into screen prints and stencils, and applied that to my street art.

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  • $5USD
    Stickers!

    Set of 5 of Sawa's trademark Get Her! stickers.

    19 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $15USD
    Volme 1 Zine

    Signed copies #1-10 of Vol. 1 Europe Zine

    3 out of 10 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $15USD
    Volume 2 Zine

    Signed copies #1-10 of Vol. 2 South America Zine

    6 out of 10 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2014
  • $25USD
    Vol. 1 DVD

    Vol. 1 EUROPE Travel Diary DVD

    6 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $25USD
    Vol. 2 DVD

    Vol. 2 South America DVD

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    Estimated delivery: September 2014
  • $25USD
    Get Her! T-shirt

    Sawa's Trademark Get Her! T-shirt, hand printed

    6 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $30USD
    Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 Zine COMBO

    Both Volume 1 Europe and Volume 2 South America Zine

    3 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2014
  • $35USD
    South America Print

    11x14" Archival photo print from the Travel Diary series I will shoot in South America. Signed and Numbered.

    4 out of 10 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2014
  • $50USD
    Vol. 1 & Vol. 2 DVD

    Both Vol. 1 EUROPE and Vol. 2 SOUTH AMERICA DVD

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  • $50USD
    Personalized Video

    Personalized Video shot just for you with Sawa and the girls of the South America trip. You can customize your greeting. Video will be sent directly to your email address.

    4 out of 20 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2013
  • $50USD
    EUROPE DVD AND ZINE COMBO

    COMBO of Vol. 1:Europe Travel Diary zine and Vol. 1: Europe Travel Diary DVD and 1 limited 5x5" print from Europe Travel Diary project, signed and numbered by Sawa

    2 out of 25 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $50USD
    SOUTH AMERICA DVD/ ZINE COMBO

    COMBO of Vol. 2: South America zine and Vol. 2: South America Travel Diary DVD and 1 limited 5x5" print from South America Travel Diary project, signed and numbered by Sawa

    1 out of 25 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2014
  • $50USD
    SOUTH AMERICA ZINE/SHIRT COMBO

    COMBO Vol. 2: South American Travel Diary ZINE and one Get Her! T-shirt, hand printed

    1 out of 25 claimed
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  • $50USD
    EUROPE DVD AND SHIRT COMBO

    COMBO Vol. 1: Europe Travel Diary DVD and one Get Her! T-shirt, hand printed

    1 out of 25 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $75USD
    SOUTH AMERICA PRINTS

    Set of 3 limited edition archival photo prints from the series of girls I'm shooting in South America. Signed and numbered. 11X14"

    1 out of 10 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2014
  • $75USD
    EUROPE PRINTS

    Set of 3 limited edition archival photo prints from the series of girls I shot in Europe. Signed and numbered. 11X14"

    1 out of 10 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $100USD
    16x20 South America PRINT

    Limited edition archival photo print from the series I will be shooting in South America. Limited edition of 10, 16"x20" signed and numbered.

    1 out of 10 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2014
  • $120USD
    ULTIMO COMBO

    *ULTIMO COMBO*: Vol. 1: Europe Travel Diary ZINE, Vol. 1: Europe Travel Diary DVD, Vol. 2: South America ZINE, Vol. 2: South America DVD, 1 11x14 print from Europe signed and numbered, 1 11x14 print from South America signed and numbered

    11 out of 25 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2014
  • $500USD
    LIMITED POLAROIDS

    Set of 10 one of a kind Instax polaroids shot just for you on the journey through South America. Images will be of the South American alternative models I am shooting for the Travel Diary video. The set will come in a collectors box.

    1 out of 10 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2014
  • $1,000USD
    OPENING CREDIT

    Receive "Producer" opening credit in the film, VIP to all Travel Diary screenings, and my upmost gratitude forever.

    0 out of 5 claimed
    Estimated delivery: July 2014
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