There’s been some pretty interesting Kickstarter campaigns lately. Randy Lin and Dimitriy Levdanski started a campaign to create a multimedia photography book that combines life stories with visuals to illustrate the lives of voyagers along the Silk Road. Their project is called Silk Rail Road.
Having lived in Xi’an for a year, I never bothered to visit what was believed to be the start of the Silk Road. I don’t know why either. It’s interesting. I haven’t yet gone to the far west of China but I’ve wanted to go. It’s an unbeaten path and I love that these guys are capturing it in a photography book.
- To photograph the voyagers on the Silk Rail-Road
- To share the unexplored cultures and faces of Kazakh and Chinese people today (through portrait photography and life stories in a photo-narrative format & live multimedia updates from the road including videos and sound clips)
- To create the ‘Silk Rail Road: From Astana to Beijing’ photography book (available as e-book, softcover, hardcover & gallery prints).