Behind the lenses of Joel Pearish and Eric Jennings
Saturday, April 10, 2010
Austin TX in our sights.
Howdy ya'll! Joel here coming to you from the road as we approach Austin Texas. We just finished up a early morning shoot in San Antonio after breaking camp at about 8 this morning. Yesterday we were all the way down in Harlingen TX right on the border. Quite the interesting place. What was even more interesting was going through border control. I mean we don't look suspicious. I bright orange car with a luggage rack and a ladder strapped to the top by the border. Whats wrong with that. When we got to the border patrol i just flashed them my credentials from Korea about the project and it was no problem. I'm excited for Austin, hopefully we can catch a show or some good eats while we are in town. That's all for now. Signing off
Close friend and fellow photographer, Eric Jennings, and I created the blog, Wake Up It’s Your Turn to Drive, during a photography assignment in 2010. Eric and I were hired by Inire Inc., a multimedia company out of Seoul, South Korea to document and photograph every Korean War Memorial in the United States and Canada. 2010 marked the 60th year anniversary of the Korean War and to show their appreciation to all who came to their aid, South Korea released a 3 book series of photographs documenting Korean War Memorials in allied countries around the world. The book is simply titled Korean War Memorials in Pictures.
The original purpose of this blog was to show the world a passenger seat view of the work we were doing and also our experiences as we traveled throughout North America. Eric and I were truly blessed to have been given such an amazing assignment. It was an eye opening experience for two burgeoning photographers. Wake Up It’s Your Turn to Drive is a blog about our adventures but also about our development in the profession of photography.