Play hide-and-seek with Instagram’s favorite border collie, hiding in every page of this book of beautiful landscape photography.
Momo, the adorable border collie who hides in the photography of his best buddy, Andrew Knapp, is on a 15,000-mile road trip. And you’re invited for a coast-to-coast game of hide-and-seek! Look for Momo hiding in Grand Central Station, in front of the White House, on the streets of San Francisco, and amid quirky back-road wonders that only these seasoned travelers could find.
In this follow-up to Find Momo, their smash first book, Momo and Andrew share a continent-spanning collection of gorgeous new images never seen on their (insanely popular) Instagram feed. Find Momo Coast to Coast is part game, part photography book, part road-trip journal … and a whole lot of fun!
About the Author
Andrew Knapp is a designer, photographer, and tireless traveler who hails from Canada. Along with his commercial photography and design work, he has filmed a TEDx Talk, worked on brands such as Target, Starbucks, Canon, Sony, and Volvo, and cofounded Up Here Festival in Sudbury, Ontario. His Instagram feed featuring photos of Momo is an internet sensation, counting 630,000-plus followers and growing every day. Find Momo across Europe is his fourth collaboration with Momo, following Find Momo (Quirk, 2014), Find Momo Coast to Coast (Quirk, 2015), and Let’s Find Momo (Quirk, 2017). Momo is an adorable brown-eyed border collie, Andrew’s BFF, and a genius at hiding. Say hello at letsfindmomo.com.
Read an Excerpt
Adventure occurs when we embrace change.
In November 2013, with the sale of my house finalized and my entire life now contained within an adorable 1977 Volkswagen Westfalia van, I made a decision to expedite change. My border collie, Momo, and I sat in the front seats and left my hometown for a twentyfive-state, five-province tour of North America.
I was geared up to explore and to share Find Momo, my first book. (To recap: Momo became a bit of a sensation a few years back as the star of an Instagram game of hide-and-seek photography.) Throughout our 15,000-mile trip, many guests made themselves comfortable in the VW. But the ideal travel companion was always Momo. He stays close when it’s cold, keeps watch while it’s warm, and is completely at peace with a wrong turn or a breakdown.
In this book is a game we love to play with all of you. I hope it will awaken and strengthen your own innate desire to explore. In exploring, we discover; in discovering, we become inspired; and with inspiration, we create. Momo is always leading me to new adventures, new places, new ideas.
This book is a game of hide-and-seek, a record of our exploration, and a review of the journey...which was, of course, the destination.
Table of Contents
Introduction: On the Road 7
New England 11
North Carolina, Georgia, and Alabama 39
Louisiana, Texas, and Oklahoma 53
The Southwest 69
The Northwest 101
British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan 111
Manitoba, Ontario, and Home 127
Answer Key 136