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Etsy

Hey guys!!!

What have we been doing all this time we haven’t been blogging?
We’ve been lying on beaches, sipping margaritas and working on our tans.

Yeah, right. In our dreams…

No we’ve been doing the whole “working for a paycheck to pay the rent” thing. And putting together our very own ETSY SHOP!!!!

Yes thats right, we’ve got an etsy shop. We caved in to public demand and put up our very own shop. So if you need a gift for that someone special during the holidays or just need to quench that burning desire to spend a few bucks, please consider purchasing one of our amazing prints!

You’ll sleep better at night knowing you’ve supported a local artist (local in the general sense of the word. I mean, we’re both from the planet Earth I assume) and that one of our prints (soon to be YOUR PRINTS) came direct from our adventures on the road. It’ll probably still have the faint smell of stale cigarettes and dirty martinis.

Now, when you view our shop, we only have about a fraction of the photos we took up at the moment. Don’t worry; we’re uploading more and more every minute. AND when you view our WEBSITE any and all of those photos are also up for grabs. Just email up with the title and info, and we’ll sell you one of those. We’ll sell you any and all of our prints.

Shit, we’ll even sell you our grandmothers. As long as you don’t mind long nights of Scrabble and shots of Ensure.
Really. They’re mean Scrabble players.

So to conclude: ETSY

Go buy.

Now.

That is all

This is one of those A-Mazing prints you can purchase from our Etsy shop!

ALIENS

Oh wow, look at this. ANOTHER A-Mazing photo!!!

-M & V


I miss summer…


For God’s sake, go have some fucking fun today.

I love fun. I’m sorry if that makes me a bad person or a shallow person, but I fucking love fun.

Warning: this is one of those entries we do about our lives that has very little to do with photography.
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View from our fire escape in the village

I had fun in New York. I could not possibly recollect all the bars that I went to, or give you any kind of useful guide to drinking in the village, as an outsider. I didn’t even feel like an outsider, I felt at home. I can tell you that a beautiful bartender gave me a drink so strong I was too sick for dinner and had to take a nap. Maybe walking was a problem too, I don’t recall… but I got up and went right back to bar hopping like a champ. It’s the way of KodakKerouacs, we don’t let alcohol bring us down. I drank champagne out of a mason jar. I had the best Mojito of my life. My liver hates me, but it was worth it. Below is a collage that tells the story of my friend finding a furry arm on the ground, and killing all of Manhattan with it, so he could find peace an quiet. We actually don’t know this other guy, but all of us were sloshed and happy, and unified in our delirium of happy drunkenness.

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Oh, an I met a guy on the A-train who I went out to breakfast and later for drinks with. He is fabulously interesting, but got a little freaked out when he figured out our age difference. oops. We talked about how much we love the A-train, the city, and our love for dying mediums. His books are replaced with kindles and my film is replaced with SD cards. He comes to Harlem to go to small bookstores and convenience stores to collect a genre of book he specializes in, pimp fiction, and he says the experience of doing such is so entirely “other” that ordering novels online can never compare. We knew our missions were similar at the core: preservation of a way of life. I played the date out right, I ended it by showing him the view from our rooftop. C’mon, you know that’s romantic! But c’est la vie, it wasn’t meant to be. Don’t hate a girl for trying. It is wonderful to connect to another traveler on the road of life.
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The best thing I did during the trip was going to see “Discovering Columbus” by Tatzu Nishi.

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View from the circle

I guess the idea behind it is that Columbus discovered America, and now we can discover Columbus! You know, that statue that stands 75ft high in the middle of Columbus square. So, you get to experience the statue in a new way, as if you’re in his beautiful NYC penthouse living room (instillation art always sounds silly). It was truly amazing. Not so much for it’s substance, but for the people in the environment, and the stunning view of New York.

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Visitors to the public work were comfortable and lounging on the furniture, flipping through magazines, and treated the event like a party you go to at a friend of a friend’s house. I have come to feel as if the instillation is more for Columbus than his visitors. He gets to be a true New Yorker for a couple months. You can tell he likes it.

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Of course mistakes were made and drinks were had, but I can’t put my whole life into this blog, as much as I’d like to do so. Every trip invigorates me and inspires me in a different way. This trip inspired me to be more ambitious, work harder, party harder, and flirt with as many boys as possible. These are all noble in their own way.

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Flee NYC

I’m going to take this as a sign that the KodakKerouacs and all of our photographic fabulousness was just too much for New York City to handle.

Hurricane Sandy is hurling through the East Coast as we speak. Rather, as I type. I hope everyone was able to get out safe and sound. If you are staying put because you honestly think you can go up against a hurricane, then I hope you can swim.

If you remember per our last post, Valerie spent the weekend in NYC attending a photo conference. She had a flight home Sunday that was cancelled or delayed or something. I’m unsure because when I asked her if she was able to get out of the city before the hurricane the only response I got was:

“Renting a car. Driving back. Ugh”

This was yesterday afternoon and she was slated to work this morning. I know she got back safe, but I don’t know any thing else from how the weekend was, or what time she got back. I’m sure she’s in bed right now, passed out from the fun and excitement of the conference, and the thrill of fleeing from the city. But she’s back safe and as soon as she gets her proper 16 hours of sleep, she’ll be writing a post of her adventures and how she landed us a book deal (Hopefully. I mean, I still haven’t had a good talk with her. For all I know, she skipped the photo conference and partied on the upper east side with Jake Gyllenhaal all weekend).

 

Tootles!

-M

 

 


Siesta time is OVER

” Where have you guys been?”

“What have you been doing?”

“Are you ALIVE?”

“Or do you just like to ignore us??”

 

Calm down people. Below lies the questions to all of your answers. And some giggles too.

 

 

-M


We’re not indecisive are we? No, I don’t think we are. Do you? Maybe we are…

So, we’ve just changed our whole book proposal idea around, upside down, sideways, back ways, and every which way. And we have nine days left to create it.

Maybe I should give you some background information.

We haven’t been online much lately (our bad) because we’ve been CREATING A BOOK PROPOSAL. AHHHHH!!!!!

Exciting isn’t it? And damn stressful too. We’re creating a book proposal to send to publishers so they can see how awesome our art is and publish us. Yay!
A proposal consists of explaining what your book is about, why they should publish you, how the world cannot survive another minute without a book like yours, and a few sample chapters.
The proposal needs to express:
-how serious we are about ourselves (Oh dear)
-how passionate we are about our work (We make love to it every night)
-how individual our book will be (We’ve honestly never met anyone like us. Really. Not even close.)
-how awesomely talented we are (Andy Warhol is quite jealous in his crypt)

Easy peasy.

But of course, the KodakKerouacs being who we are, we have decided to change the entire format of our book design and proposal. And we have nine days to write it out, design it and print it.

Awesome.

Well, Confucius say the path to success is lined with empty coffee cups and bloodshot eyes.

TALLY-HO!!!!!!!

-M

Check out our website. EVEN MORE AMAZING PHOTOS…OF TEXAS!!!


I welcome you to the 49 states of America

Well at the rate I edit and upload videos, you’d be waiting another two weeks to get the next one. Valerie and I just talk so much and they end up being very looooong videos. And people have very short attention spans, so it takes a while to edit them. So I’ll entertain you with an update on our lives. Because lets be honest, I know you’ve all been on the edge of your seat wondering what these wild and crazy girls have been up to. 

I’ll tell you,

For the past several weeks, we’ve been editing our photos like there’s no tomorrow. I know I’ve said that before, but it really is very laborious. After scanning all day, I usually have one or two rolls of 35mm done. Double that if its 120 film. And I shot 98 rolls of film.

But we’ve also had an exciting and promising last few weeks as well.

If you’ve typed in www.kodakkerouacs.com you’ve already noticed that Valerie and I got our website up (woo hoo!)
It took longer than it should have; neither one of us were successful at persuading a graphic designer to help us so we panicked for awhile until we finally made a good site.
But in the end, I think it was worth all the stress and nail biting. We now look professional!! Don’t worry, we still don’t act professional.
When you look at it (and I know you will, because you love our photos and can’t wait to see more) you will notice that not all of our work is up yet. It will be. Soon.

We also had a meeting with a reporter from Creative Loafing. If you don’t have one in your city, it’s an alternative newspaper that is free (awesome, who doesn’t like free?) and basically showcases cool local people, places, and things. Like musicians or artists (Hey thats us!)

She liked us a lot.
-Who doesn’t?
Hopefully we’ll have something in the works in October. She would publish us now, but the DNC is coming to our town in September so every newspaper, website, magazine, television station, and strip club owner is obsessed with the influx of politicians, interns, and future Monica Lewinskies.
Should make for some good photos ops though…

As for today, Valerie and I are going out exploring. We realized that neither one of us has ever designed a book, and if its anything like a website then we have some researching to do. It really only involves going to book stores and looking at other photography books, but I believe there will be coffee involved. We’re aiming to have that together, published and printed by September, October by the latest.

Yes, its ambitious. But thats how we roll.

Balls to the wall.

Here’s a little something to keep your satisfied til we get another Camera Talk video up. Please don’t take offense Shannon.

-M


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