Pretty Old House

is creating Pictures of Pretty Old Houses

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Pretty Old House is a documentary project that researches the lifecycles of North American neighborhoods, boomtowns built by colonization, industry, white flight, the survivors and, gentrifiers. I'm taking deep dives into progress and its effects on our hometowns. I'm driving around the country to photograph neighborhoods, talk with people in their yards about what is thriving or dying around them, capturing stories and learning to love Americana. Your patronage allows me to contribute to our folklore, supports my travels (by car) to locations to photograph, edit, research, interview and write about my findings. The plan is to publish this work when it's ready. 

I'm going to use this platform to write more than Instagram allows, I've found the IG format to be great for sharing photographs but pretty lousy for unwinding a yarn. Here my patrons will have access to rough ideas and deep thinks, essays and opinions on what I'm finding. As well you'll see where I'm planning to go next! I hope that we can meet up in your city, mayhaps you can give me a tour of your neighborhoods, I'd like that very much as you are a thread through a neighborhood with your own stories and history. 
I have a BFA (Animated Arts) from Pacific Northwest College of Art, (2013), and an MFA (Experimental and Documentary Arts) from Duke University (2016). As an animator, filmmaker and writer I have work in the collections of PNCA libraries and Duke's David M. Rubenstein Rare Books & Manuscripts Library Archive of Documentary Arts. 

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