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50 Couches in 50 Nights in print, Kickstarter


I’m proud to announce that 50 Couches in 50 Nights Kickstarter campaign was successfully funded!

A big thank you and my eternal gratitude goes out to the following people for becoming backers of this project.

Without their support and yours, publication of the book and continuation of this project would not be possible.

  • Joshua Bogage
  • Regan Barks
  • Aimee Gold
  • Buffy Visick
  • Pam “Madame Pamita” Moore
  • Damase Olsson
  • Fritz Celestin
  • Jimmy Tovar
  • Greg Bartalos
  • Amy Hammer Nelson & Benno Nelson
  • Dawn Wirth
  • Patricia Beckham
  • Heidi Wold
  • Marilyn Helgeson
  • Casey Hendrickson
  • Brian Farst
  • Robert Gonzalez
  • Larkin Werner
  • Jim Driscoll
  • Lara D’Agastino
  • Elizabeth Macias
  • Clayton Cohn
  • Angie Kalea Ho
  • Michael McGovern
  • Laurel Parker
  • Nathan Wood
  • Youngmahn Moon
  • Jonathan Nowinski
  • Jeremy Sprague
  • Natasha & David Howard
  • Todd McIntosh
  • Melony Scott Begakis
  • Rob Siegrist
  • Stephen & Mary Suettinger
  • Rachael Lin Gallaghan & Michael “Petey” Peterson
  • Melissa Bozzuto
  • Rebecca Darter
  • Nathan Brunskill
  • Joey Cabrera
  • Joseph Tyrone Collins
  • Jennifer Strauss
  • Matt Hannan
  • James Owsley
  • Sandra Kimberling
  • E
  • Zeeva Natasha Zazhinne
  • Lisa McGuire
  • Patrick Williams
  • Cindy Owens
  • Mordecai Fagerburg
  • Trystero Coffee
  • Carol Kravetz
  • Robin Powell Tran
  • Rafael Nava
  • Diane Chernansky
  • Joleen Maldonado-Ionis & Marcus Ionis
  • Michael Stankevich
  • Cynthia Monahan aka Cindy Schwartzstein
  • Lois Anderson
  • Erik & Nicole Berg
  • Jay Williams
  • Jason Ballesteros de Leon
  • Sarah Robbins
  • Jessica Basta & Ben Getting
  • Gary Phelan
  • Kelli Bohlman
  • Doug Roberts
  • Erin Drummond
  • Max Klein
  • Jeanine Intindola
  • Steve Carter
  • Ian Dawson
  • Kathleen Rowe
  • Sheri Cruz
  • John Lawrence
  • Art Perez
  • Liz Guerrero
  • JB Jones & Wil Atkinson
  • Devil One aka Kaveh Tat
  • Teri Whitaker
  • Walt Jones & Kit Clark
  • Eric Basta
  • Jason Lally
  • Brenda Barnes
  • Kerry Ober
  • Jessica Navarro
  • Suzanne Stanford

And I also want to thank Julia Dillon, Jon Paschke, Stephen Mitchell, Mary Bow, and my mother, Toni Hulse, for pitching in some cash donations, which are always welcome. 🙂

To find out more about the Kickstarter campaign click here…

click HERE to go to kickstarter


About 50 Couches in 50 Nights

My name is Dean MacKay. In June and July of 2010, I slept on 50 different couches in 50 consecutive nights. I took photographs of the couches, both as a couch and as my bed. I took portraits of my hosts and interviewed them. I documented their homes on film and digitally as well as in a journal. I was treated to home cooked meals and intimate secrets. I was cared for when I was ill and checked in on after I was long gone. There were sleepless nights and busy days and times spent discussing the past and dreaming about the future. I drank a lot of coffee at a lot of different coffee houses. There were old friends who became closer and acquaintances who I now call my friends. There were even strangers who invited me into their homes. Threads were woven among them all. My skills were honed as I practiced my craft on a daily basis. I learned many things about my hosts and I continue to learn many things about myself. These times are unforgettable. This journey was initially born out of necessity. The economic times had taken their toll. But the fruit of this labor is not simply financial. It is emotional and spiritual and societal. I tapped into something that is still developing. And as it develops I will share with you this knowledge as well as providing you a way to share it with others. I hope that you will support me as this journey continue and grows. I plan to unveil many things from this work including a coffee table book on the couches, and perhaps other books and a documentary. I'm also hoping to get the blog carried on a major website. Of course, and second project is also in the works although what form it will take has yet to be determined. Any assistance or advice that you can offer to further these projects is welcome. Your support, both financial and emotional, is crucial to my success. Thank You. © Dean MacKay 2010


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