If you haven't heard of Scott Strazzante, where have you been?
A photographer at the Chicago Tribune, Scott is one of those photographers that other photographers want to be. With a Pulitzer under his belt, he was also NPPA Photographer of the year (and runner up) and has been the Illinois Photographer of the Year an obscene number of times (I think it's 9 and counting).
Now you'd expect someone like that to be a bit of a wanker, but he is also one of the nicest guys I know, and one who always has time to talk about photography on top of dishing out good advice.
I first met Scott while I was an intern at the Aurora Beacon-News in 2002 when he worked at a sister paper in Joliet, IL and he was already a star, but it wasn't until I returned to Singapore that came across his project Common Ground on the MediaStorm website.
I thought this was an awesome way to tie up two separate long term projects and merge them into one and used the multimedia slideshow as an example for my students on how sticking at a project long enough will lead them in directions they would not have anticipated.
So when I found out that Scott was running a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds to turn the project into a book, I was hyped to say the least.
But don't take my word for it. Go check out the MediaStorm video for yourself, and if you are as sold on it as I am, please, please, please support this project!