Sweet Tea State of Mind: A Pictorial Love Letter to the American South

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Help fund a photographer's journey through the South as she captures the places she feels most like herself through the lens.
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Alex Green
Photography
Lafayette, Indiana
United States
2 Team Members

Sweet Tea State of Mind: A Pictorial Love Letter to the American South


Hi! My name is Alex Green. I'm an Indiana-based photographer, born and raised, but I've always felt like I should have been born in the South. We never travelled much when I was a child, and I haven't had much of an opportunity to travel as an adult, but my favorite trips have always been to places where the the is sweeter :)

There's just something magical about the South. I don't know if it's the stately architecture, the Spanish moss, or the drawl that only seems to get thicker the farther south you go, but it feels like a completely different world to me. Unfortunately, I've never had a camera with me when I've been, so I've never been able to share all that beauty with the people around me.


With a little help, I can change that :)

 

For the first time since high school, I have a job that allows me to take the time off that this project deserves. his is going to be my first photo series, and I couldn't be more excited! I hope to one day publish a coffee table book as well :)

My 25th birthday is this May, and it is my wish to commemorate this milestone with this road trip. The trip I have planned doesn't pass through every Southern state, but it will knock out quite a few that I've never experienced! I'm planning on spending 9-12 days meandering through new roads, over a 2500 mile course taking me through 10 other states (but with some wiggle room, of course!). There are several sights I'd love to see on the trip, including a trip to my first National Park and seeing the ocean for the second time.

This is going to be a birthday to remember, and I can't wait to share the journey with you!

What We Need & What You Get

I have a long trip through several states planned, and I'm so excited to see more of the country! From Indiana, I'll be heading to Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Tennessee, and Kentucky before making my way back to Indiana, all in my trusty Hyundai :)
 
My goal of $3500 will go toward:
 
     -Fuel for the 2500 mile trip
     -Lodging
     -A telephoto lens
     -Entrance fees
     -Digital storage
     -Perks and shipping
 
Any donations past my goal will go toward publishing a coffee table book of the photos.

The Impact

I can't wait to grow as both a person and a photographer on this trip. As much as I love taking portraits, scenic photography is my true passion, and I can't wait to get back to my roots (not to mention that I want to show my husband why I love the South so much)!


I'm really looking forward to expanding my portfolio and using new techniques and equipment.

Other Ways You Can Help

If you can't contribute financially, that's okay! Spreading the word helps just as much :)
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Select a Perk
  • $5USD
    The West Virginia

    -1 postcard from a state I visit on the trip

    1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2013
  • $10USD
    The North Carolina

    -1 postcard featuring a photo taken on the trip

    1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: July 2013
  • $25USD
    The South Carolina

    -1 8x10 print of a photo from the trip (your choice), signed and dated

    0 claimed
    Estimated delivery: July 2013
  • $50USD
    The Georgia

    -1 8x10 print of a photo from the trip (your choice), signed and dated -3 postcards featuring photos from the trip

    0 claimed
    Estimated delivery: July 2013
  • $100USD
    The Florida

    -1 11x14 print of a photo from the trip (your choice), signed and dated -3 postcards featuring photos from the trip -A souvenir picked just for you on the trip

    0 claimed
    Estimated delivery: July 2013
  • $150USD
    The Alabama

    -1 18x24 limited edition print, signed and dated -3 postcards featuring photos from the trip

    0 out of 10 claimed
    Estimated delivery: August 2013
  • $250USD
    The Tennessee

    -1 11x14 gallery-wrapped canvas print of a photo from the trip (your choice)

    0 out of 5 claimed
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