Thursday, September 10, 2009

Mathew Perdie

This guy, Mathew Perdie, is 23 years old, and is walking across America. He started his journey on June 22nd, 2009 at the northen most tip of Long Island, NY. He made it to Summerville the afternoon of September 10th. I was out walking with my camera and saw him cross Main Street heading for the gas station....time to "refuel". He carries a 50lb. backpack, a large American flag and a walking stick. Ten pounds of the backpack are the liquid items that he buys at each stop: Chocolate milk, water, Gator Aid and snacks. He is also carrying a video camera to document his journey, an I-Pod, cell phone and a GPS device.
Before he left town, he dropped by the studio and we did a quick photo shoot and interview. The photos above have not been retouched, only some color de-saturation and vignetting to add impact.

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