The Toasters of Fortune Project began in January of 2012 as an expression of two broke travelers car hopping and backpacking across the back roads of America searching out diversity in language, regional folklore and iconic side road attractions. With a lot of now broken cameras, dwindling funds, day jobs and the two venturing in separate ways across the American South, the project has begun taking on new life. The underline story: how to make art and survive.
The project concentrates on expressing artistic revival despite instability, globally and nationally, in economic viability.
Simple. Art is a cultures' life's blood.
Without it the world can seam dull or harsh. But, with it comes hope and possibilities. Despite urban decay, loss of jobs and housing, many artists are flocking to inner cities to rebuild, bringing inner city gardening, small arts districts dedicated to education and enriching communities, and beautifying neighborhoods known for violent crime or deemed unlivable. In its wake, this movement builds a new landscape. This site has been designed to explore these many landscapes, where they came from and where they may go, from a local, a traveler, and point A to B.
I can be reached at This Email Address. Tell a story.
For any donations of $5 or more I will send out a postcard print.
$25 or more receives an editioned 8"x10" print.
Please include an address for prints. All funds raised are used for equipment maintenance and film costs.
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Category Archives: Smelling the Roses( or staying longer than planned)
It’s nice to hit a calm spell every once in a while. I have an image that I cannot shake from my head. It’s a view, seen here below, from the back porch of the place I’ve been staying for … Continue reading →
What an exciting weekend folks. I am currently writing from the couch at my coworker’s house. Through a twist of fate, my house sitting gig fell through. My boss suggested that I utilize a trek cruiser bike that we retrofitted … Continue reading →
Fortunately, I’ve stumbled on a great pizza by the slice cafe, while bouncing around downtown St Petersburg. I’ve been from fedex to the post office and toured some of the downtown bike shops running errands all day. I conveniently forgot … Continue reading →
Nothing about my travels have gone to plan. Actually, this fact is the plan. Working in St. Petersburg and staying in Florida becomes more fruitful with the passing days. I have landed an amazing job, still working as a bicycle … Continue reading →