Sometimes all that it takes to take a good picture is having the courage to ask. Ask someone that is, if they'd let you take their photograph. It's really hard to ask a stranger if you could take their picture. Especially when it's not instant and is film. People have become so used to instant gratification and the concept of waiting and is lost.

I was on my lunch break this afternoon and on my way back to work I stopped off to snap a photograph of the old Eat Rite building at the corner of 7th and 100. The building itself is pretty cool, but when a lady named Tina came out dressed in a pink 50's style diner outfit I had to get the photograph. 

So I asked and she said yes. We chatted for a while and it turns out her dad owns the place. I took the shot and thanked her. I gave her the name of the website and blog, and said that it'd be a while before I finished the roll and got it developed. Oh, she said, it's film..I felt a little bad that I had nothing to show, but I promised to post it as soon as it had been processed.

Peter and I both set off in two days and both need to practise the exercise of asking. I wonder who we will meet along the way and what stories they will tell?

Thanks for following

Gary and Peter


Prepping for the big trip

April the 2nd is drawing ever closer and Peter and I have checked off all the major stuff we had to do; flights back, rental car etc.  Now all that's left is the small stuff, but it's the small stuff that's important right?  Like what play list shall we take?  What emergency supplies will we need? The list goes on...

Which brings me to the purpose of this post.  As well as being a vehicle for sharing our stories, photographs and adventures we wanted this to be a dialogue that encourages people to provide input and feedback along the way.  This is my first major road trip, with Peter having done several before me we both wanted to connect to people along the way and gain advice and input.

Apart from the obvious stuff like road food, first aid kits, water, tech stuff, film, cameras and credit cards what else might we take?

What things have you taken on your road trips?  What things did you forget that you wish you'd of had?

We would love to hear from you and please pass along the link to this website and blog.  We know it's not perfect and there's lots to do in terms of making it look and function better, but more than anything we simply wanted it up and running rather than us having nothing...

Thanks for following us on this journey and hopefully more through the years...


Gary & Peter