This is why I am doing this photograph a day project.  To see what people leave, what people write, what people are saying, feeling, thinking about Kerouac and his writing.

Most of the images shown on this website are digital photos, taken with a Sony A6000.  Every day I shoot multiple images, with multiple cameras.  The A6000 gives me an exposure reading, gives quick digital images that I can easily post to the website.  I also shoot film with a Nikon F (35 mm) or Mamiya C300 (120 film).  This gives me a film backup image.

An Anniversary Speed Graphic from around 1945 is used for the final image.   Prints will be 4×5 contact prints on 8×10 Lupex silver gelatin paper.  Below is a scan of the 4×5 negative of a note left on the grave on April 19.

Click the image to see a large copy and read the note.


April 19.


April 24.

This was the last day before the grave got cleared off, and stayed clear for many weeks.  It wasn’t until May 17th that things started reappearing.

Image below is of the former St Jean Baptiste Church, future home of the Jack Kerouac Museum and Performance Center


April 23.

I’m not sure whats up with the milk crate.  Someone must have sat for a while.


I have come on
a whim.  I rember
in your word, Lowell.
On the road was
the first book I even
read the second was 
dharma bums
your words always were
golden, glizening, triumphant
this I Know is’nt the
lowell you once knew
unfortunately thing
are different now
from your columbian
days.  Picking up this
insipid profession is
scary.  Writing is like nothing
else its less obvious
and require analysis to know
if it’s shit or not

what ever happens

to me it doesn’t

even matter to you

I came with the

essence of youth of

vitality im it thank

you, look out for me


 – Howie