Behind the lenses of Joel Pearish and Eric Jennings
Monday, May 24, 2010
Breaking a Sweat in Florida...... Joel
I sit here now in Savannah, GA and we've successfully reached the 16,000 mile mark. It's been 60 amazing day's on the road and I want to take this moment to thank everyone out there who has helped us along our journeys across America. Because of you and Americas excellent State Parks and campgrounds, Eric and I have only had to stay in 9 hotels out of 60 nights. As you can see from the images, Florida was pretty kind to us. As the day's go by it gets harder and harder to get back on the road, I feel like I could have stayed in Florida for a year. We continue to keep pushing ahead with D.C. in our sights, and I plan to land there for Memorial Day weekend and photograph all of the events that will be taking place. They expect 300,000 visitors to the area and we will be in the heart of it all. Keep on following as we get closer and closer to the end.
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.