Elwood: It's a hundred and six miles to Chicago, we've got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark, and we're wearing sunglasses.
Jake: Hit it.
Nope, I'm not on a mission from god but last Monday I began a Road Trip! Road Trip! to cover the length and breadth of the United Kingdom for Musical Futures. My car boot is packed full with lighting gear and camera equipment, ready to capture a portrait of a range of teachers that Musical Futures has had an impact on their work.
The series of photographs will depict a working snapshot of the United Kingdom's music teachers, who they are and what their personal story is. Shot on location at their respective schools, I'm looking to surround them with signature themes that are important to them. The series will feature in an exciting new App that the Musical Futures' team is currently developing.
Since Monday, I've set-up the hot lights in Smethwick in the West Midlands, constructed columns of drums in Nottingham, 'gone damn grand' in Harrogate and created a modern take on a recording session from 'O Brother Where Art Thou' in County Durham...
...I do have dark sunglasses, I do have a tank full of gas but not keen on cigarettes. Where will I be shooting later today?