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A 30 Day Photographic Journey of the American West Coast
shared in an Inspiring & Beautiful Coffee Table Book

"REVEALED
AT THE EDGE"

By Photographer & Author Allison Davis

A search for beauty amidst the global pandemic in the fall of 2020 along the West Coast of the United States of America from Blaine, WA to San Diego, CA. 3116 miles of coastline explored, documented & shared in this photographic journey in a beautiful 9x12 coffee table book featuring more than 250 landscapes.

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A 30 Day Photographic Journey
of the American West Coast

By Photographer & Author Allison Davis

A search for beauty amidst the global pandemic in the fall of 2020 along the West Coast of the United States of America from Blaine, WA to San Diego, CA. 3116 miles of coastline explored, documented & shared in this photographic journey in a beautiful 9x12 coffee table book featuring more than 250 landscapes.

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Revealed at the Edge - Fine Art Landscape Coffee Table Book by Photographer Allison Davis

A BEAUTIFUL & INSPIRING WEST COAST JOURNEY

Seeing the world through Allison's eyes brings beauty into focus. As you turn through the vibrant & stunning images, it's a window into a full journey along the west coast with reflective insights into seasons of the soul. This collection of work is vibrant & inspiring. What will you discover at the edge?

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DISCOVER THE JOURNEY

Lampstand Story Co tells the story of Allison's journey in "Revealed at the Edge."

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This was a journey to create & be creative.
To be a witness to life & beauty amidst an incredibly challenging time collectively & individually...To find my voice as an artist after losing the business I'd created over the last 13 years. I'm thrilled to share the artwork
I created during this adventure. I hope it will inspire you to see the world differently, to chase your dreams & to journey well throughout your own adventure.

— ALLISON DAVIS —

Cape Arago by Photographer Allison Davis in Revealed at the Edge
Ruby Beach by Photographer Allison Davis in Revealed at the Edge
Oregon Coastal Sand Dunes by Photographer Allison Davis in Revealed at the Edge
Aerial Landscape of the Oregon Coast by Photographer Allison Davis in Revealed at the Edge

A COLLECTION OF FINE ART IMAGES FROM
A 30 DAY JOURNEY ALONG THE WEST COAST

3116 Miles of Coastline Explored & Photographed with Beauty & Meaning

Fine Art Landscape Photographs by Allison Davis

560 Vibrant Pages
of Coastal Beauty

Created over 30 days of continuous photography,
from more than 28,000 images photographed,
7,000 images edited, distilled to 280 landscapes
to sharing mile-by-mile journey from Blaine, WA
to San Diego, CA along the coastal roads, trails,
capes, beaches, cliffs & more.

Revealed at the Edge - Cape Arago by Allison Davis

Beautiful Artwork Collection

A collection of inspiring natural photographs
from a mile-by-mile journey along the west coast.
Created from each day that unfolded over a 30 day
solo, car-camping journey by photographer
Allison Davis. Crafted from a resilient heart,
fighting loss after loss, the landscapes brought
into view focus on the landscape of the soul.

Coffee Table Landscape book Revealed at the Edge by Photographer Allison Davis

70 Essays

Heart-felt reflections and stories written
from an artists' vision to illuminate ways
to see creation and connect with ourselves
and the world. Written to give insight and
reflection and thoughtfulness to the raw
landscapes of the coast.

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A COLLECTION OF FINE ART IMAGES FROM
A 30 DAY JOURNEY ALONG THE WEST COAST

3116 Miles of Coastline Explored & Photographed with Beauty & Meaning

Fine Art Landscape Photographs by Allison Davis

560 Vibrant Pages
of Coastal Beauty

Created over 30 days of continuous photography,
from more than 28,000 images photographed,
7,000 images edited, distilled to 280 landscapes
to sharing mile-by-mile journey from Blaine, WA
to San Diego, CA along the coastal roads, trails,
capes, beaches, cliffs & more.

Revealed at the Edge - Cape Arago by Allison Davis

Beautiful Artwork Collection

A collection of inspiring natural photographs
from a mile-by-mile journey along the west coast.
Created from each day that unfolded over a 30 day
solo, car-camping journey by photographer
Allison Davis. Crafted from a resilient heart,
fighting loss after loss, the landscapes brought
into view focus on the landscape of the soul.

Coffee Table Landscape book Revealed at the Edge by Photographer Allison Davis

70 Essays

Heart-felt reflections and stories written
from an artists' vision to illuminate ways
to see creation and connect with ourselves
and the world. Written to give insight and
reflection and thoughtfulness to the raw
landscapes of the coast.

Oregon coastline by photographer Allison Davis in her book Revealed at the Edge

220 LOCATIONS PHOTOGRAPHED ALONG THE AMERICAN WEST COAST

Washington Map in Revealed at the Edge by Allison Davis
Oregon Map in Revealed at the Edge by Allison Davis
California Map in Revealed at the Edge by Allison Davis
Photographer Allison Davis Author of Revealed at the Edge

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Witness to life & beauty. Photographer. Writer. Creator. Dreamer & Doer.

Allison Davis' award-winning work as a wedding photographer for 13 years, extensive travel and love of creation propelled her to create "Revealed at the Edge" as her debut photography book. She prayerfully explored the coast amidst the pandemic's pause on day-to-day life to create, to share her love of natural beauty in the world and her personal reflections on landscapes as reflections of the seasons of the soul.

Hopeful in moving forward as a fine art landscape photographer and writer, Allison is launching her first kickstarter campaign to fund her first print run of "Revealed at the Edge," a 562 page vibrant and honest depiction of her 30 day journey to photograph 3116 miles of the American west coast.

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SUPPORT A DREAMER. SUPPORT A CREATOR.

Support A Local Artist.

Bring the adventure and beauty of the West Coast into your home and your hands. Take a visual journey along the West Coast in this Fine Art Collection of vibrant and raw landscapes.

Support Allison as an artist, maker, creator, storyteller & photographer, as someone longing to highlight the natural & rugged beauty in the world. When you buy "Revealed at the Edge," you're buying a piece of her heart, a piece of her passion, & supporting her to continue the search for untouched, wild beauty in the world.

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Portrait of Fine Art Landscape Photographer & Author of Revealed at the Edge Allison Davis by Meshali

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AN ARTISTS' RESILIENT RESPONSE
TO A CALLING TO CREATE

How a woman entrepreneur pivoted and used her talent to guide her into her truth. 

By Natalie Neece 

“Leave Nothing But Footprints. Take Nothing But Pictures. Kill Nothing But Time.”

That is what San Diego based photographer Allison Davis did as she embarked on a solo journey to photograph the entire West Coast from southern California to Washington in just 30 days. Those locations were documented and then turned into her debut book "Revealed at the Edge: a 30 Day Photography Journey of the American West Coast."

Allison thought about photographing the West Coast as a journey, mile by mile. She loved the idea of cruising down the coastline and photographing it as she saw it unfold before her eyes. The idea of pursuing beauty in each step and seeing it at the edge of it all was what inspired her to do this trip. “I loved the idea of showing the coast from top to bottom as a body of work,” Allison says. 

The choice for this 30 days made it seem like a big project (and it was) which kept Allison on a tight timeline to create boundaries to be disciplined and intentional. It also showed her abilities as a photographer to work within a deadline and to create, despite circumstances. 

The Beginning 
2020 was (the overused word) “unprecedented” and tested people’s limits and pushed them, especially entrepreneurs and small business owners, to pivot how they conduct business or completely start something new. When COVID-19 hit it stopped all weddings and events. 
The pandemic halted all of the momentum Allison was building to relocate wedding photography business to San Diego. She had only booked a couple of weddings for 2020 and had a Bridal Show coming up where she had hoped to book more clients for 2020 and 2021. Once the state-mandated lockdown went into place, it would be at least 18 months until the wedding industry rebounded. Without any knowledge of how the virus would impact our world, everyone was frozen in making future plans. The couple of weddings she had for 2020 rescheduled to 2021 left her with absolutely no work and no way of making an income. 

Allison thought of the idea for the photography project along the West Coast in July of 2020 and with the change of seasons coming up, she saw a 30 day window between two of the only weddings she had scheduled in September and October. Normally, the Fall is full of weddings; some years she’d shoot six or seven weddings a month. But with her calendar wide open the opportunity rose to use her time well to create. 

The Photographer 
After a difficult divorce and then many single years feeling stuck in the area where Allison grew up, her life felt stagnant. She began to pray about moving and rebuilding her life somewhere beautiful.

“As a wedding photographer, I believed I could continue my business in any location. With a love for the beach, a love for surfing, a love for natural beauty, and hopeful to find love again, San Diego kept coming up as I was researching possible cities that would be great for someone in my stage of life,” she says. After taking several trips to San Diego to meet people in the wedding industry, to explore neighborhoods, she made the decision to go for it and set a time frame of relocating her life and my business to Southern California. 

As Allison began traveling after becoming a professional photographer, photographing destinations became a natural extension of her heart of bearing witness to a scene. She has traveled to more than 30 countries and more than 35 states. Allison then would make photo books from all of her trips as a way of remembering and as a creative outlet. In moving to San Diego, she wanted to do some kind of personal project of photographing the beaches or coastline of San Diego, explore and take in the beauty of this part of the world. 

The Journey 
Having never camped before and choosing to car camp the majority of the trip to keep the cost for the trip low budget, Allison researched car camping and basic locations she wanted to photograph and left space for adventure and discovery along the way. An expert trip planner, she kept a pace of traveling and shooting about 100 miles a day to make it along the coastline in 30 days. She camped the majority of the trip except for California because the campsites were booked. The biggest challenge was keeping her batteries and computer charged so she could work so she stayed in cheap motels every few days to recharge everything. 

Allison found her Honda CR-V was amazing for solo car camping and adventuring. When researching car camping, everyone spoke about the need to be very organized and so she kept different containers and bags for everything she needed on the road from toiletries to snacks to the variety of shoes needed for hiking different terrain in different weather. She kept two large storage bins of food, clothes, supplies and all of her equipment and shuffled them from the back to the front when she slept. 

Traveling during the pandemic amidst the West Coast wildfires of 2020 was truly a challenge: closed highways, closed bathrooms, closed restaurants and limited camping availability. Normally while traveling, she would be friendly, warm and engaging, but there was so much distrust amongst people she met along the journey and most people kept their space to keep up social distancing. So she spent 99% of the journey solo with little interaction with people, which was lonely but just the circumstances of the times. 

The Nature 
In Washington, one of her favorite days was photographing The Dungeness Spit. 

“It’s not a terribly notable location, but with the fog and impending rain, walking this small natural wonder is where I felt in awe and alive just watching the waves create small patterns in the pebble coastline. It was serene, subtle and magical all at the same time,” Allison expressed. 

In Oregon, the Cape Arago and Sunset Bay State Park were a highlight on the trip. She explored amazing coastlines in this small section of Oregon with beautiful hikes and awe-inspiring formations. “And while I was photographing Cape Arago, the wind was an experience that still blows me away thinking of it. I also loved photographing a small area behind Seal Rock because it reminded me of the Causeway in Northern Ireland. The way the water moved in and out of the basalt rock formation was just fun,” she says. 

In California, she loved photographing the Mendocino Headlands. “My best stories though are from the Lost Coast because of the way the wild fire smoke interrupted my perfect black sand beach shooting at the edge of the world.” 

When asked what she is grateful for, Allison expressed that she is grateful for nature and natural beauty. “I see the seasons of my soul in the landscapes. I see growth, hardship, beauty, ruggedness in the landscape and can connect with it. I think God gives us creation as a gift to enjoy and it’s a place where I am in awe, where I feel small, where I think of heavenly things, where I savor, where I feel alive and being able to walk it and share it with others through photography is a joy for me.” 

The Purpose 
The purpose of the trip and then creating "Revealed at the Edge" is to share the beauty of the world amidst a year of loss and destruction. Nature is a respite from the hectic day-to-day, it’s a place to rest and reset, it’s a place to be and to experience. Allison wanted to create something beautiful to share with the world and as a photographer and writer, a book was one way she chose to pursue that. Also she wanted to find a way to create a living as an artist. Her hope is to create a life and a living serving the world through the beauty. 

The journey as a whole was important and she made sure to experience every location behind the camera and as someone fully present in the moment. “Digital photography feels disposable to me. One swipe and it’s gone and never thought of again. The digital world doesn’t impact us as much and I don’t want my work to just be a part of the noise and clutter of the digital world. I believe experiencing a printed photograph is a different experience altogether. You can study it, hold it, view every corner of a piece. You connect with it differently when it’s printed. I believe as artists, we should work to preserve the permanence of print,” she explains. 

Allison’s ultimate goal is also to produce hervfirst show as an artist. As a storyteller, she wants to create the experience of a journey along the west coast of America and to tell that story through the format of a book and through a visual experience walking it in an exhibit. For Allison, creating this is a fulfillment of her calling as an artist and something she believes she was created to create and share. 

At the Edge 
After traveling the entire West Coast, Allison is confident that her choice to move to San Diego was one of the best decisions. Her love for San Diego and photogprahpy keeps her hopeful to continue pursuing a life as an artist and photographer. 

The biggest lesson she learned on her journey was to put herself out there, to follow where God leads and to pursue the things that light her up. She learned to step into the world as an artist and to create instead of simply consume. She also learned to follow the big dreams of her heart and to give it everything she’s got and trust that the process will yield something. 

“Doing the trip was the best thing I did in 2020,” Allison says. "It was hard, exhausting, challenging, and beautiful. I’m so proud of what I’ve created. I’m hopeful for what I’d like to create moving forward. I see this as my debut as an artist, as my heart, as my vision, as what’s inside of me and I’m hopeful to grow in that, to refine it and to pursue the possibilities. And to be open to whatever comes from it all."

Revealed at the Edge Book Cover by Allison Davis