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The Vanishing America Project is a mulit-year journey I've undertaken to use my skill as a photographer and a writer to promote conservation and raise awareness about what we are losing our culture, our wildlife, and our landscape in hopes that some of it will still be around for future generations to enjoy.

Since 2007, I have been traveling the United States in an eco-friendly motorhome that relies on used vegetable oil to run the engine and solar power to run the appliances, and I live green without sacrificing the "luxuries" of comfortable living.

I have been photographing vanishing landscapes, wildlife, small towns and cultures, while inspiring the public through gallery exhibits, written articles, a regularly updated website, regular video clips, presentations to schools, and the development of a TV show.

I stand as a role model to kids and adults alike that conservation doesn't have to mean extremism. Conservation is easy and conservation is cool.

My goal as an artist is to effect change with beautiful images that would stir your soul, tug on your heartstrings, and compel you to protect those things in your world that you cherish most. My work is intended to inspire you to take special care of those places and things that stir your soul. Because, if you don't, they'll be gone before you know it.

And, by integrating my project with conservation efforts around the country, by donating a portion of my image sales to these efforts, and by providing direct connections for fans of my project to contribute to these efforts, I will have created a complete cycle of inspiration and giving that will ensure that future generations get to enjoy our world as much as we have.

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vanishingamerica
Location
Everywhere
Occupation
Photographer, writer, videographer, artist
My Work in the Arts
Blogging, Film/Video, Photography, Writing
Seeking
Sponsorships, Art patrons, grants, donations, investments.
Offering
Incredible national exposure via magazine articles, TV appearances, radio appearances, and advertising on my motorhome and Land Rover; collectible Fine Art photography; promotional presentations; endorsement possibilities.
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The Vanishing America Project
Holt Webb Fine Art Photography
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VANISHING AMERICA

  • Here's the latest from Luke and Ely at The Shop in Norcross...

    This is the second LT1 we've put in and it looks like a winner!


  • We're getting close!

    I'm sorry I haven't been keeping up with this blog very well, but that's about to change. 

    The Vanishing America Project is just around the corner from once again hitting the road. All we're waiting on is the completion of the engine transplant in the Defender.

    Long story short...
    The Defender came with a stock Land Rover gasoline V8. We swapped it out for a Cummins 4cyl Diesel and converted it to run on used veggie oil (read the 4x4 article here). It turned out that the Cummins had a bad cylinder and was only running on three. But the 4 different genius diesel mechanics I took it to couldn't figure that out, so I sold the engine and swapped in a Chevy LT1 350 V8.  After all, the transmission is an NV4500, one of the best 5-speeds out there for doing anything off-road. The first LT1 to go in was unbalanced, so Luke and Ely at The Shop in Norcross, GA picked up another LT1 and are putting it in this weekend. If it runs smoothly, then they'll button up the D90 and I'm back in the saddle!

    So, keep your fingers crossed. It's about to get awesome!

      


  • The first ever e-book from The Vanishing America Project is here! And, guess what?

    It's FREE!

    Yes, it's free. :)
    This is a first for The Vanishing America Project. Though the goal has always been to publish in print the images and stories from this ongoing journey (and I do intend to do just that -- eventually), I figured everyone has waited long enough. It's time to make a concerted effort toward that goal. In that light, I have published my first e-book of images from the project. This is a first draft e-book, and only has a small sampling of the thousands of images and stories collected during my four years on the road. But the best part is that I'm making it available for free. Yes, that's right... FREE. If it turns out to be a popular e-book, I will work toward producing more -- toward that ultimate goal of hardcover publication. I hope you enjoy it. :)

  • Calendar is here!
    It's finally here! 

     The very first Vanishing America Project calendar... just in time for 2013!

    On sale now at Lulu.com
    http://www.lulu.com/shop/holt-webb-and-holtwebbyahoocom/the-vanishing-america-project/calendar/product-20602212.html


  • Is this the end...? Not by a long shot!
    Like many other businesses around the country, The Vanishing America Project has suffered from the poor economy. I've had to put it on hold indefinitely. That's not to say it's over. It's just on hiatus. ;)

    I donated BABS to the Louisiana Environmental Action Network, but I still have the Defender. It's currently in the shop getting an engine transplant. When it's done, I plan to take little road trips to continue the project (on a smaller scale).

    In the meantime, I've been building up my presence in the southeast by pursuing my art (through the Sentire Collection and the Parolè Collection) and by building up my photography business (shooting homes, portraits, events, concerts and much more).

    You can see and purchase my work (both old and new) at www.holtwebb.smugmug.com

    Drop me a line at holtwebb@yahoo.com to say "hi".

  • Spirit of the Salton Sea
    Check out my latest article in RV Life Magazine: Spirit of the Salton Sea

    Here's a taste...

    The year is 2007. The air is heavy and hot. A slight breeze blows in off the water, but it, too, is warm and only adds to the weight of an already record-breaking summer’s end. A strange sense of desperation envelops me as I shuffle up to an abandoned building that is shimmering in the afternoon sun. Like a bizarre scene from some yet-to-be-made post-apocalyptic western, the North Shore Beach & Yacht Club bakes in the blistering heat of another dry summer in the California desert...

  • Save $350 on a Limited Edition print!
    SUNSET!

    For the month of June only, I am offering this signed Limited Edition full color 20"x20" custom print of this amazing sunset over California's Salton Sea for only $250** (regularly a $600 value!). This is a limited edition of only 25 images and I am offering 10 at this special price.

    You can make your payment via credit card or bank transfer through my secure PayPal account by going to
    www.PayPal.com, choosing the "Send Money" tab, and entering the following email address into the appropriate field: holt@holtwebb.com. Or, if you prefer, you can mail a check (contact me for more details).

    If you have any questions, you can email me at holt@holtwebb.com.
    You can pre-order now, but after June 30, the price goes back up to $600.

    **(Add $15 shipping - anywhere in the US)
  • LAST CHANCE
    This is your last chance. April is almost over!

    This special is for the month of April Only! This limited edition Fine Art 16x24 Print, signed and numbered is available now for only $250 (add $10 shipping)! This is a limited edition of 25 images and I only have 9 left at this size. This is a steal, for this print at this size normally costs over $600! Get your orders in now, for once the edition runs out, no more will ever be printed. Ever.

    Email holt@vanishingamerica.net to order yours today!
  • Drew Landry -- Family Farm

    This is a great song by a great songwriter. Family Farm, by Drew Landry really says what Vanishing America is all about.

    You can find Drew's music on iTunes and on Amazon.com

    Photography by Holt Webb
  • Deal of the Day! Horse Print!
    Deal of the Day!

    Horse lovers! For this weekend only, I am offering the this SIGNED 8x12 custom horse print for only $25**. I will only print 10 of them, so as soon as those 10 are sold, the print will go back to its normal price.

    I'll mail the print to you in a protective tube as soon as the payment is received. You can make your payment through my secure PayPal account by going to www.PayPal.com, choosing the "Send Money" tab, and entering the following email address into the appropriate field: holt@holtwebb.com

    If you have any questions, post them here.
    Offer expires at midnight Pacific time.
    (Add $10 shipping - anywhere in the US)
    **The total (including shipping) is $35.
  • Airplane Lovers!
    Deal of the Day!

    Airplane lovers! For today only, I am offering the this signed 8x12 custom print of some very special decommissioned military airplanes in the Arizona desert for only $25**.

    I'll mail the print to you in a protective tube as soon as the payment is received. You can make your payment through my secure PayPal account by going to www.PayPal.com, choosing the "Send Money" tab, and entering the following email address into the appropriate field: holt@holtwebb.com

    If you have any questions, post them here.
    Offer expires at midnight Pacific time.
    (Add $10 shipping - anywhere in the US)
    **The total (including shipping) is $35.
  • Beautiful Jewelry made with Gulf Coast Oil!
    STAINED

    The abstract paintings of "STAINED" are created from tarballs collected from the beaches of Grand Isle, LA this past summer. The actual presence of oil in jewelry is meant to serve as an important reminder that the oil does not dissipate just because headlines disappear.

    The tar in the “STAINED” collection is sealed under clear crystal quartz, a powerful stone revered throughout history and across cultures for its attributes of healing, harmony, balance, purification, and protection. Quartz is used in this collection with the hope that these attributes will enable and inspire us to focus more clearly on the objective of caring for our environment to create a healthier ecology for future generations. The tar and stones are encased in responsibly refined and recycled silver and/or gold. Recycled chains and repurposed leathers complete the design.

    The “STAINED” collection’s creation is inspired by photographer Holt Webb of Vanishing America, who suggested using tar in a jewelry design to create awareness of the ongoing Gulf destruction. Go to www.vanishingamerica.net to see Holt's documentation of the spill, the coast, and the people affected by the disaster. 20% of "STAINED" sales will be donated to further the artistic advocacy efforts of Vanishing America, and to aid some of the Gulf's residents that Holt has befriended.
  • A NEW KIND OF DEAL OF THE DAY!
    A NEW KIND OF DEAL OF THE DAY!

    For two days only, I am offering the first in a series of abstracts on canvas entitled "Sentire", loosely translated in Italian to "Feel"

    These are best appreciated as a large 5 foot canvas that sells for $2000, but you can have your own intimate 11x14 canvas for only $125**!

    I'll mail the signed canvas artwork, stretched and ready to hang as soon as the payment is received. You can make your payment through my secure PayPal account by going to www.PayPal.com, choosing the "Send Money" tab, and entering the following email address into the appropriate field: holt@holtwebb.com

    If you have any questions, post them here.
    Offer expires at midnight Pacific time.
    (Add $25 shipping - anywhere in the US)
    **The total (including shipping) is $150.
  • Deal of the Day! Route 66
    Deal of the Day!

    For today only, I am offering the this signed custom print of Route 66 for only $35**.

    I'll mail the print to you in a protective tube as soon as the payment is received. You can make your payment through my secure PayPal account by logging into PayPal, choosing the "Send Money" tab, and entering the following email address into the appropriate field: holt@holtwebb.com

    If you have any questions, post them here.
    Offer expires at midnight Pacific time.
    (Add $10 shipping - anywhere in the US)
    **The total (including shipping) is $45.
  • Deal of the Day!
    Deal of the Day!

    For today only, I am offering the this killer 8x12 signed custom Black & White print of Grosvenor Arch in Utah for ONLY $35**. This image is a contest winner and looks fantastic in a white mat with a black frame!

    I'll mail the print to you in a protective tube as soon as the payment is received. You can make your payment through my secure Vanishing America PayPal account by logging into PayPal, choosing the "Send Money" tab, and entering the following email address into the appropriate field: holt@vanishingamerica.net.

    If you have any questions, post them here.
    Offer expires at midnight Pacific time.
    (Add $10 shipping - anywhere in the US)
    **The total (including shipping) is $45.
  • Deal of the Day! Florida Sunset...
    Deal of the Day!

    

For today only, I am offering the following 8x12 signed custom print of a beautiful Florida sunset for only $25**.

    
(Add $10 shipping - anywhere in the US)

    

I'll mail the print to you in a protective tube as soon as the payment is received. You can make your payment through my secure Vanishing America PayPal account by logging into PayPal, choosing the "Send Money" tab, and entering the following email address into the appropriate field: holt@vanishingamerica.net.



    If you have any questions, post them here.

    Offer expires at midnight Pacific time.

    **The total (including shipping) is $35.
  • Deal of the Day!
    Deal of the Day!



    For today only, I am offering the following 8x12 signed custom print of the Island Girl -- one of the few shrimpboats left in Fernandina Beach -- for only $25**.

    
(Add $10 shipping - anywhere in the US)



    I'll mail the print to you in a protective tube as soon as the payment is received. You can make your payment through my secure Vanishing America PayPal account by logging into PayPal, choosing the "Send Money" tab, and entering the following email address into the appropriate field: holt@vanishingamerica.net.



    If you have any questions, post them here.
    
Offer expires at midnight Pacific time.

    **The total (including shipping) is $35.
  • Deal of the Day!
    Deal of the Day!

    

For today only, I am offering the following 8x12 signed custom print of the perfect little gift for your "home" for only $25**.

    If you are familiar with Atlanta, this is part of the neon above the famous Majestic Diner downtown.

    

(Add $10 shipping - anywhere in the US)

    

I'll mail the print to you in a protective tube as soon as the payment is received. You can make your payment through my secure Vanishing America PayPal account by logging into PayPal, choosing the "Send Money" tab, and entering the following email address into the appropriate field: holt@vanishingamerica.net.



    If you have any questions, post them here.

    Offer expires at midnight Pacific time.

    **The total (including shipping) is $35.
  • Deal of the Day!
    Deal of the Day!

    

For today only, I am offering the following 8x12 signed custom print of this once-in-a-lifetime Florida sunset for only $35**.



    (Add $10 shipping - anywhere in the US)



    I'll mail the print to you in a protective tube as soon as the payment is received. You can make your payment through my secure Vanishing America PayPal account by logging into PayPal, choosing the "Send Money" tab, and entering the following email address into the appropriate field: holt@vanishingamerica.net.



    If you have any questions, post them here.

    Offer expires at midnight Pacific time.

    **The total (including shipping) is $45.
  • Deal of the Day!
    Deal of the Day!

    Blue Fairy Falls



    For today only, I am offering a VERY special deal. A signed large 11x14 custom print of this secret Oregon waterfall for only $35**… Or an 8.5x11 for only $25**.

    (Add $10 shipping - anywhere in the US)

    

I'll mail the print to you in a protective tube as soon as the payment is received. You can make your payment through my secure Vanishing America PayPal account by logging into PayPal, choosing the "Send Money" tab, and entering the following email address into the appropriate field: holt@vanishingamerica.net.



    If you have any questions, post them here.

    Offer expires at midnight Pacific time.

    **The total for the 11x14 (including shipping) is $45.
    **The total for the 8.5x11 (including shipping) is $35.
  • Deal of the Day!
    Deal of the Day!

    A crazy colorization of an abandoned theater…

    For today only, I am offering a very special deal. The following signed 8x10 custom print of this room in the historic Fullerton Fox Theatre in Fullerton, CA, for only $25** (plus $10 shipping - anywhere in the US).



    I'll mail the print to you in a protective tube as soon as the payment is received. You can make payments through my secure Vanishing America PayPal account by logging into PayPal, choosing the "Send Money" tab, and entering the following email address into the appropriate field: holt@vanishingamerica.net.



    If you have any questions, post them here.


    Offer expires at midnight tonight - Eastern time (that's 9pm Pacific).
**The total (including shipping) is $35.
  • Deal of the Day!
    Deal of the Day!

    I know it's a shot of a bathroom, but people seem to love it. Maybe it's the colors. I don't know. But, for today only, I am offering a very special deal. The following signed 8x10 custom print of this room in the historic Fullerton Fox Theatre in Fullerton, CA, for only $25** (plus $10 shipping - anywhere in the US).

    I'll mail the print to you in a protective tube as soon as the payment is received. You can make payments through my secure Vanishing America PayPal account by logging into PayPal, choosing the "Send Money" tab, and entering the following email address into the appropriate field: holt@vanishingamerica.net.

    If you have any questions, post them here.

    Offer expires at midnight tonight - Eastern time (that's 9pm Pacific).
    **The total (including shipping) is $35.
  • Deal of the Day
    Deal of the Day! Since yesterday's image was a bridge in Tennessee, today's images is a bridge in Oregon. For today only, I am offering a very special deal. The following signed 8.5x11 custom print of a 100yr old iron bridge by the Columbia River, for only $25** (plus $10 shipping - anywhere in the US).

    I'll mail the print to you in a protective tube as soon as the payment is received. You can make payments through my secure Vanishing America PayPal account by logging into PayPal, choosing the "Send Money" tab, and entering the following email address into the appropriate field: holt@vanishingamerica.net.

    If you have any questions, post them here.

    Offer expires at midnight tonight - Eastern time (that's 9pm Pacific).
    **The total (including shipping) is $35.
  • Deal of the Day
    Deal of the Day!

    For today only, I am offering a very special deal... the following signed 8x8 custom print of the famous Tenn-Bridge in Hixson, Tennessee, near Chattanooga, for only $25** (plus $10 shipping - anywhere in the US).

    

I'll mail the print to you in a protective tube as soon as the payment is received. You can make payments through my secure Vanishing America PayPal account by logging into PayPal, choosing the "Send Money" tab, and entering the following email address into the appropriate field: holt@vanishingamerica.net. It's easy. :)

    

If you have any questions, you can email me at holt@vanishingamerica.net.
    

Offer expires at midnight tonight - Eastern time (that's 9pm Pacific).

    **The total (including shipping) is $35.
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