We wanted to give a little update about our Route 66 Polaroid Project that we are funding via Kickstarter. As of today, we’ve received support from over seventy people, and have been slated to take more than 260 Polaroid photos along the road. This is a wonderful reception, but we could certainly handle more. Actually, we figure that we could handle as many as several thousand, if needed.
The cameras we’ll be using are the collapsible Polaroid ColorPack Land cameras (as pictured). Since these cameras are upwards of fifty years old, we realize that having just one or two would be naive. Several will no doubt be required, as its impossible to tell just how long they’ll keep on working. At this point, we have six and will probably pick up a few more before we leave in June.
But that’s not all we want to tell you about. Due to the wonderful response that we’ve received, we’ve decided to pour a bit more of ourselves into the project. Each Polaroid photo sent from the road will be mailed in an envelope hand screen printed by us. In addition, each person will get a Hey I’m Over Here vinyl sticker. And to ensure that the photos arrive unharmed, each will be protected by a custom postcard featuring a print of one of Eric’s Route 30 photos (taken using a 100 year old Kodak box camera).
Basically, we are doing our best to go all out as a way of saying a big “thank you” to all those that are supporting us.
And with twenty days left in the campaign, there’s still time to get in on this! Head to our Kickstarter page to find out more about it.