Thursday, July 18, 2013
On The Road
We haven't road tripped a significant distance in quite a while. But one thing I can't help doing anytime we road trip is snapping photos out the window--either as passenger or cautiously as the driver. I have to take pictures of the land. I love seeing the landscape, the slice of life in small towns or the middle of no where along the way. Abandoned houses? Who lived there? When did they just walk out on the house and why? And then there are the not-abandonded houses still in the middle of no where and I wonder about the occupants inside. Dilapidated buildings that show genuine age and wear found in these tiny towns I've never heard of--Hugo, Kit Carson, Cactus. I know this is going to sound condescending but they're real towns filled with real people and while I am familiar with small town life, these micro-towns are a whole different ballgame. I am fascinated.
It's Americana at it's finest and I have to document it. So here are some of my favorite pictures from the road.
This last house was the only one I actually made B pull over for while I got out and snapped some pictures. I love that you can actually see right through the house. I love the shape, the rust, and the wooden skeleton peeking out from under the metal roof. If walls could speak right?
Any other avid photograph-as-you-drive friends out there? What are you looking for and why do you do it? Or what do you find yourself photographing over and over again when you travel? Remember my doors from Italy?