While I’m working on the “50 Couches in 50 Nights” coffee table book, I’m not currently updating this blog very often. However, I am working on the project nearly every day and adding new content to some of your favorite social network sites such as…
(simply click on the name of the site and a new window open and take you there)
Facebook – I add new photos here first as well as post photos featuring couches, celebrities, and humor. If you are on facebook, please check it out and “like” it.
Flickr – I add new photos here too, and everything is organized neatly and orderly by each night. Please add me as a contact.
Tumblr – Perhaps my favorite presentation of the project. I add new photo to the mosaic here as well. Please follow me there.
Twitter – This carries the feeds from the Facebook page as well as Tumblr. Follow me on here to keep up on everything.
Instagram – You’ll have to find this one the old fashioned way. Search for me as “deanmackayphoto” which carries photos of the “50 Couches in 50 Nights” project, personal photos, as well as an occasional pic from my alter-ego “Evel Dean”
Kickstarter – While the fundraiser may be over, I still post updates on here for my backers and others. If you are on Kickstarter be sure to follow me to get those updates in your activity feed.
Of course, I can also be reached via email at Dean@50Couchesin50Nights.com
Once the book is ready, or when I have some other news to report, I’ll be sure to let you know.
Thank you for your continued interest and support.
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.
© Dean MacKay 2010
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