In April of 2014, when Hawkeye Huey was 4-years-old, his father (National Geographic photographer Aaron Huey) bought him his first camera. Over the next 18 months, the two made a series of adventures, traveling together around the American West making photographs, meeting strangers, chasing light, and learning how to see.


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They climbed Salvation Mountain, went into the chutes at the Cody Night Rodeo, visited the markets of the Navajo Nation, and cruised the Las Vegas strip. Between the ages of four and five Hawkeye took nearly a thousand instant photos. The father-son duo shared their journey through these photographs on an Instagram account created for Hawkeye (@hawkeyehuey). That account now has over 125,000 followers; Hawkeye has been named to Rolling Stone’s top 100 Instagramers, and Time magazine’s 50 Instagram accounts to follow, and his photos have inspired online stories from National Geographic Proof to the Huffington Post. At age four, he became the youngest photographer ever represented by National Geographic.

Now in the hands of his father, these photographs will become a book. We are currently crowdfunding for this project through Kickstarter. This is the last week of our campaign and the book won’t be made unless we fund! To secure your copy & support Hawekeye’s project, go to: bitly.com/HawkeyeBook

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Salvation Mountain, California

Llama at a petting zoo near Zion National Park, Utah

Hawkeye & Jared Leto during the making of Great Wide Open

Experimenting with new camera, an old Polaroid macro 5 SLR 1200

Hawkeye at the Cody Rodeo, Wyoming

North Window Arch, Arches National Park, Utah

Hawkeye shooting at the Range Slab City

Lake Powell, Arizona

Hawkeye shooting at Slab City Rebel Circus Camp

Hawkeye in Las Vegas

Ancient tree in Hidden Valley, Joshua Tree, California

Hobbit Beach, Oregon

Giant kelp tentacles, Oregon Coast

The Grand Tetons, WY

Selfie aparatus

Abandoned gas station in New Mexico

Ten Sleep Canyon, Wyoming

Ten Sleep, Wyoming

Hawkeye shooting photos at Mato Tipila (Bears odge) also/unfortunately known as Devils Tower

MatoTipila, AKA Devils Tower, Wyoming

Jose and Lucie hitchhiking in Mountain Home, Idaho

Hawkeye is headed to Las Vegas, the Grand Canyon, and beyond

Man sleeping in a truck. Tuba City Arizona Friday market, Navajo Nation

Mickey Mouse with electric guitar, Las Vegas

Horse Shoe Bend, near Page, Arizona