World-renowned actor/writer/producer Joseph Gordon-Levitt has gone to social media requesting your photos of Colorado. Can you help him out?

People are rapidly jumping on board. To date, there have been over 1,200 replies to his request

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Background on Joseph Gordon-Levitt

By now you've seen him in dozens of various television and movie projects. If you go way back, you may recall seeing him on the television program 3rd Rock From the Sun. According to Wikipedia, Joseph Gordon-Levitt is:

... an American actor and filmmaker. He has received various accolades, including nominations for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for his leading performances in 500 Days of Summer (2009) and 50/50 (2011). He is the founder of the online media platform HitRecord whose projects such as HitRecord on TV (2014–15) and Create Together (2020) won him two Primetime Emmy Awards in the category of Outstanding Interactive Program.

Why Is He Interested in Colorado?

He really doesn't specify. Put simply, via his Facebook page, he is requesting your pictures of Colorado. Perhaps he's going to make a movie about the state and he's looking for your assistance with scouting locations. His request specifies:

  1. It has to have been shot on your phone
  2. Has to be interesting to look at 🙂

Okay, that's simple enough. A few people from Western Colorado have already chimed in. Grand Junction native and trumpeter-extraordinaire Dan Cron has already submitted a photo of the Colorado National Monument.

What Do You Say We Help Him Out?

Capturing an image of Colorado and uploading it to Facebook seems simple enough. Why not?

With that in mind, here's a look at the photos already submitted. Jump on board. Let's saturate this post with pictures out of Grand Junction, Fruita, Clifton, Palisade, and all over Western Colorado. After the Facebook post, keep scrolling for classic photos of Western Colorado's past.

KEEP SCROLLING: Robert Grant Photos: Downtown Grand Junction Businesses of Yesterday

If you stop and think about it, several of the business pictured above are still up and running. Most of these photos were taken in the 1950s. Almost 70 years later, many are still going strong. Sure, some have moved to new locations, but others, Quincy's for example, are right where they've always been.

KEEP SCROLLING: Robert Grant Photos: Western Colorado Winters of the Past

Here's a short gallery of Robert Grant photos showcasing Grand Junction and Western Colorado winters. They sure are fun. Then again, sometimes the snow and cold temperatures result in trouble.

KEEP SCROLLING: Robert Grant Photos: Growers and Farmers of Western Colorado

You'll definitely recognize the surroundings. Bob Grant loved capturing Western Colorado icons in the shot. Whenever possible, he'd get Mt. Garfield in the background. If Mt. Garfield weren't available, he'd get the Bookcliffs, Grand Mesa, or even the Colorado National Monument.

KEEP SCROLLING: Robert Grant Photos: Western Colorado Winters of the 1940s and 50s

Enjoy these winter images captured from various sites around Western Colorado. All images are by Robert Grant. The majority of these shots were pulled at random from a drawer of negatives labelled "January 1949." A few others came from a neighboring file cabinet filled with thousands of Bob Grant prints.