Behind the lenses of Joel Pearish and Eric Jennings
Friday, June 18, 2010
Hello everyone. Joel here coming to you from Boston. Things are going great and the work has taken over my life. In the New England area alone there are around 48 Korean War Memorials to photograph. I'm staying productive and moving forward as the days turn to night and I'm left wishing for 5 more hours of daylight. I wish i had the time to tell about some of the places I've been but that will have to wait until the end. Please keep on following as I will do my best to continue posting images.
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.