A first version of the movie trailer for a potential documentary of the road-trip. It is indeed set to Survivor’s Eye of the Tiger, the music of the movie Rocky. In the next weeks, I’ll post a few preview pics of the large ooamerica photos before, maybe, hitting the road again… ooamerica.com has now moved … Read more
And we are back so let’s hit the ground driving with the first set of American ‘portraits’ from the USA road-trip(s): first off, the Northeast. These will serve as way of introduction for some of the interviewees featured in the movie and hopefully give viewers an idea of the demographics encountered – and through that … Read more
Some ooaddles from before the departure, part 2 of the USA road-trip, a few sketches from the road coming next:
28th March Day 3 on the road. Tired already – which is never a good sign this early in the trip. We left on Monday 26th, end afternoon. Many things weren’t ready so to speak, including ‘real’ work – that is, ‘jobs’ (both Redrik and I work part-time gigs which help keep us going, despite … Read more
D-Day! After number of trials and tribulations, we (Redrik and I) are now a few hours away from our departure from the New York area. More than 6,000 miles and 24 states await… And we’ll be launching the Kickstarter campaign in the next days, more on that soon. On air – The Welding Room Our … Read more
March 13th The Road-Test “Virgin, Mobile” – the promotional and default ringtone of my cheap pay-as-you-go phone sings through the room. I look at the name displayed on the blinking screen: Redrik. The date is March 13th. The road-test is scheduled today at 1pm. I’m confident Redrik is flying-colors-ready (FCR). I glance at the time … Read more
Hi all, this is ooa revo (in italics), I hope everyone is going well. The following is my friend and colleague’s first post on ooamerica – I’m confident Redrik’s voice and creative input will strike a resonant contrast with my own dull-buzzard’s de-gurgitations. In the near future we will likely experiment with combined notes and … Read more
Very last pictures from New York City… Departure is imminent, please fasten your seat belts, tell your friends, share the road! Also included the intro picture for ooamerica part 2 – this is not part of the ooamerica picture series, a longer-term project, though similar in style.
‘Video interlude’ featuring NY taxi drivers and a ‘surprise’: part 2 is finally near! After wading through number of obstacles and delays – there are some still – we’re almost there! If this is your first time here, welcome to ooamerica! (more about the project and the movie trailer). If you’re back, thanks! And thanks … Read more
Feb 29 – Leap Day Every life is, to some degree, the story of loss. And renewal. But while the latter brings energy, joy, a feeling of goodness, the prior may take years, or a lifetime, to ever understand – to cope with. It begins with the loss of an age, which we dubiously call … Read more
A few photos from Harlem / Washington Heights / Jackson Heights Thanks to everybody for your support and sharing this adventure, and more particularly Rebekah Burgess and Martin Lack (see this unbelievable comment about ooamerica.com!) for their amazing nomination of ooamerica to the ‘Versatile Blogger Award’. There are a few ‘requirements’ including sharing 7 things, … Read more
Redrik, a friend and colleague who’ll be helping out during part 2, flew in Saturday. This marks the unofficial beginning of Part 2, though we are still in New York. I’ve also been talking to other team members about possibly joining for the second half of the itinerary. The initial challenges are the following: - … Read more
Hi, I hope everybody’s going great. Part 2 of the USA road-trip is approaching quickly. More than 6,000 miles and 24 states await… Work from the road will include video clips, photos, writing and artwork: the main focus is the film / documentary, asking people: “What’s your philosophy in life?” This time I’ll be accompanied … Read more
This is a preview of the Times Square New York picture in the ooamerica series. This is an ongoing project and was one of the reasons for the first road-trip. I’m hoping to get more pictures during the upcoming second road-trip, although the main focus will be on the film / documentary project. Picture is … Read more
This is the planned (general) itinerary for the second leg of the road-trip, which is coming up shortly! There’s wheel-room for nooks and turns, and a bit of adventure… although the general directions are a bit more determined than the last journey, since I’m really trying to visit the states not yet seen. Feedback welcome, … Read more
These will be the last pictures from part one of the USA road-trip. Planning an upcoming journey through the states that I haven’t yet seen, in order to meet more people and get more pictures and footage. Looking forward to be back on the road…
A few more drawings and ooaddles from the road and since I’ve been back in NY.
Some quick sketches from the road.
A few doodle drawings and paintings from before / during the road, more to come:
Merry Christmas and holiday season! This will be the last series of postings ‘from the road’. Thanks to those who have followed this story, and to the people I met along the way, it’s been a great and wild adventure. The next (and last, for now) posting will be a trailer for a possible short … Read more
September 5th I meet other friends, whom I hadn’t seen in a while, the next day. The reunion is joyous, festive. None of us can really believe our friend whom we’ve all known for at least fifteen years, is getting married. Time does pass by. We’re getting old, in a way, at our own pace. … Read more
Sep 3 Get some shots in the morning, in Chicago’s suburbs, but don’t venture for too long. It’s a six hours to Cleveland, wisping through Indiana and Ohio, which I’d seen on the way West… I’m writing from Bar Louie in Cleveland, it’s Labor Day weekend. There’s an airplane show and several are on display … Read more
16th June – Return in NYC “Drink coffee so you can do stupid things faster and with more energy.” Re-entered the US yesterday, took train into Manhattan, stopped at 53rd and 7th. Dive-in to the giant city. Then met G and friends at the sailing school. That and gin tonics significantly uplifted my spirits. We … Read more
April 14th (and April 13th) I left yesterday on the Big D. Was supposed to meet G in Morristown, NJ, but ended up leaving towards 9pm after he hadn’t yet showed up. Drove up to Albany and past in the night, got off the exit at Saratoga springs and found a quiet place in a … Read more