Ramblers Bone Interview16/05/2012
Five days ago, Mikael Kennedy and Sean Sullivan completed the 6,288 mile, 29 day trip, they call Ramblers Bone. Both NY based photographers and veteran travelers of American highways, Kennedy and Sullivan set loose early April, beginning in Los Angeles, CA. They journeyed deep into the heart of the country, wandering east into the high deserts of New Mexico, north through the Rockies, into the wild lands of Montana, and back west down the California coast.
Many open roads and epic landscapes later, their journey is complete with photographs documenting it all (archived here). Few important details that pictures weren’t answering remain:
Sonja Teri: Most memorable person met on journey?
Mikael Kennedy: Mick, a free mason in Butte, Montana who introduced me to the governor and gave us a tour of the town. I’ve got his business card in my wallet now in case I ever run into trouble out there.
ST: Best thing learned?
MK: “It feels good to say ‘I know the Sierra’ or ‘I know Point Reyes.’ But of course you don’t – what you know better is yourself, and Point Reyes and the Sierra helped” - Jeremy & Renny Russell ‘On the Loose’ (pg. 37)
ST: Smartest thing packed?
MK: My grandfathers buck knife was probably the most used
ST: Best thing eaten?
MK: Cima Beef Jerky
ST: Song most listened to?
MK: Desert Raven by Jonathan Wilson
ST: Location most surprised by?
MK: Hell’s Backbone, Utah
ST: Favorite picture from travels?
MK: The road to Hell’s Backbone