Kevin Wong, a photographer and adventurer based in Joshua Tree, is embarking on a project to document lives lived along the Mother Road (Route 66) in the remote desert towns of the Mojave Desert. While Route 66 gets a lot of attention, this particular stretch of highway is often overlooked. You can help Kevin on his way by donating as little as $1 via the website Kickstarter.com. But don’t wait because he has to raise $3,000 by August 14th. Here is Kevin’s introduction to his project:
Dear Route 66 Enthusiast:
My name is Kevin Wong and I am a professional travel and landscape photographer who lives in Joshua Tree, California. My business, Mojave Desert Excursions, provides guided photo opportunity tours in and near the Mojave National Preserve and I often travel along Route 66 where it passes through the Mojave Desert.
I launched a funding campaign on Kickstarter.com
[http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2069528519/route-66-the-mojave-experience] for a photographic essay book on the lives and faces of those who live on or near the segment of Route 66 that passes through the Mojave Desert (Ludlow, Amboy, Cadiz, Chambless, Essex, Goffs and Needles). I will also interview those that work on the road, the tourists that travel the road, and the passionate people that preserve and promote Route 66. This project will cost $3,000 and it was selected by Kickstarter for its project vision and for the quality of reward gifts. Yes, as a pledge patron you will receive a reward gift for each level of pledge! There are only 45 days open [ed. Note—Now 29!] for this project, so don’t delay…please make a pledge now and send me on the road to record the lives and faces
on “Route 66 – the Mojave Experience”. You can make a pledge of $1.00 or more by clicking here
If you find this project inspiring and worthy, please forward this email to
your friends and networks. I am open to any and all recommendations and
suggestions to this project.
You can follow the project on Facebook: “Route 66 – the Mojave Experience”