Matthew D. Maggio is creating American Quotes
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     My name is Matthew Maggio and I am traveling the country writing a book about my experiences. I am documenting my journey with photographs, videos and blog posts about the people I meet and the American life going on all around us. As Allen Ginsberg once wrote, "Human is a verb not a noun." I decided to join Patreon because it seemed like the perfect outlet for this kind of journey. Patreon is the perfect medium for interested people like yourselves to see what I'm up to and invest in the project. Creators and Patreons alike I feel will be inspired by this type of journey. I'm writing this book because I feel like in America today we are washed out by news media and social feeds that often inaccuratly portray what we are really feeling or what is truly happening throughout the country. I want to get the real story, the peoples story. This journey is about moving forward, out of the cave and into the abyss. What lies ahead? What will we find together? Many people have always wanted to embark on such travels and I just decided to do it. My mother passed in January from Alzheimer's disease. When I watched a person forget who they are and their loved ones, when I was helpless to do anything for them, it inspired me to go on this journey. Not just to remember but to know who I am am and who we are as Americans. Jack Kerouac wrote On the Road. Dorthea Lang documented life with photographs. I see this as a combination of the two. A true story in real time. 
    So you're probably asking yourself, why should I become a Patreon or why should I support this project? Well, the answer is simple, because you believe in the work and want to follow along on the journey. You can donate a small amount per month or make a one time donation. All money goes to the funding of this project, i.e.: food, air b&b's, bus tickets etc. If you believe in the work and enjoy what you see click the "Become a Patreon" button on my page and donate whatever you feel able to give. The end product will be a printed book with the photographs and writings from my travels. In turn for becoming a Patreon you will receive a signed copy of the finished product with an acknowledgement to YOU in the forward for making this possible. If this sounds like you, and I think it does, become a Patreon. I upload my daily adventures in text, video and photographs. If you find me in your neck of the woods drop a note and say hello, let me know if there is anything I should experience, we will build and learn from one another. And thats what this project truly is, a way for us as Americans to see and speak to each other. Perhaps we are not so different, perhaps we are? Thank you so much for your time and interest and be sure to watch the video below for a greater understanding of the project and who I am. Again, thank you and I look forward to sharing my journey with you. 

     Yours truly,
      Matthew

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     My name is Matthew Maggio and I am traveling the country writing a book about my experiences. I am documenting my journey with photographs, videos and blog posts about the people I meet and the American life going on all around us. As Allen Ginsberg once wrote, "Human is a verb not a noun." I decided to join Patreon because it seemed like the perfect outlet for this kind of journey. Patreon is the perfect medium for interested people like yourselves to see what I'm up to and invest in the project. Creators and Patreons alike I feel will be inspired by this type of journey. I'm writing this book because I feel like in America today we are washed out by news media and social feeds that often inaccuratly portray what we are really feeling or what is truly happening throughout the country. I want to get the real story, the peoples story. This journey is about moving forward, out of the cave and into the abyss. What lies ahead? What will we find together? Many people have always wanted to embark on such travels and I just decided to do it. My mother passed in January from Alzheimer's disease. When I watched a person forget who they are and their loved ones, when I was helpless to do anything for them, it inspired me to go on this journey. Not just to remember but to know who I am am and who we are as Americans. Jack Kerouac wrote On the Road. Dorthea Lang documented life with photographs. I see this as a combination of the two. A true story in real time. 
    So you're probably asking yourself, why should I become a Patreon or why should I support this project? Well, the answer is simple, because you believe in the work and want to follow along on the journey. You can donate a small amount per month or make a one time donation. All money goes to the funding of this project, i.e.: food, air b&b's, bus tickets etc. If you believe in the work and enjoy what you see click the "Become a Patreon" button on my page and donate whatever you feel able to give. The end product will be a printed book with the photographs and writings from my travels. In turn for becoming a Patreon you will receive a signed copy of the finished product with an acknowledgement to YOU in the forward for making this possible. If this sounds like you, and I think it does, become a Patreon. I upload my daily adventures in text, video and photographs. If you find me in your neck of the woods drop a note and say hello, let me know if there is anything I should experience, we will build and learn from one another. And thats what this project truly is, a way for us as Americans to see and speak to each other. Perhaps we are not so different, perhaps we are? Thank you so much for your time and interest and be sure to watch the video below for a greater understanding of the project and who I am. Again, thank you and I look forward to sharing my journey with you. 

     Yours truly,
      Matthew

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Social Media Follow
$3 or more per month
Let's make it official on social media.
  • Social media follow
Private Livestream
$10 or more per month
Join me for a monthly livestream.
  • Monthly patron-only livestream
  • Process videos
Personalized Photo
$100 or more per month
As a patron, you'll be recognized for making my work possible.
  • Credits on an upcoming photo series