Monday, January 2, 2017

Introducing the 8305 Project.

I'm hoping some of you will be willing to help. I've had this nagging project in the back of my mind since college. I'm interested in hearing about other people who have chosen an alternative to the “mainstream” lifestyle. Those who homestead, or are nomadic and travel. Those who make things for themselves versus buying from the store. Those who practice forgotten skills. Those who feel a calling to do things divergently to the norm. I'm the homesteader-type myself (who enjoys raising food for my family, and living a life a little different from ordinary), so I've nicknamed this the “8305 Project” after my farm's address. I'd really enjoy hearing your story if you think you fit into this category. If you're interested, then please send me an email at with a little bit about yourself and your life.  I will get back to you with some some basic interview questions, if you don't mind, to get things started. My eventual goal with all of this is to cultivate these initial interviews (complete with some beautiful photography) into a blog series, visual magazine, or best case scenario a coffee table book. I'm not sure exactly what the interviews will turn into, but I'm sure that many others will enjoy the blips of everyday peoples' lives/stories as much as I will. Please feel free to pass this along to anyone who might fit the bill too. Thank you in advance.

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