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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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ON SALE NOW! 50 Couches in 50 Nights

ON SALE NOW!

50 COUCHES IN 50 NIGHTS:  THE BOOK!

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The 50 Couches in 50 Nights book is now available for sale in two hardcover editions, a softcover, a paperback, as well as a digital ebook and pdf the Blurb Bookstore , Amazon.com,  iBooks, and more!

The deluxe 13×11 hardcover coffee table book, with dust jacket, printed on 140# Mohawk photo gloss paper, 86 pages – $175

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The standard 10×8 hardcover coffee table book, with dust jacket, printed on 100# premium lustre gloss paper, 88 pages –  $75

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The standard 10×8 softcover coffee table book printed on 80# semi-matte paper,

88 pages –  $50

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The paperback 5×7 pocket book printed on 70# white uncoated paper,

96 pages – $30

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The standard 10×8  – digital ebook – $5

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The standard 10×8 – digital pdf format – $6

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And don’t forget to check out the print store on DeanMacKayPhotography.com!

 

Thank you for your support,

 

Dean MacKay

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