Road Side AmericanaRoad Side Americana
The Roadside Americana Portfolio
Here Today and Gone Tomorrow
For over ten years, I have been working on this new genre of photography, The Road Side Americana Portfolio. I started when I was painfully reminded that most things will not last forever. While traveling for photo shoots and art exhibits, I would take advantage of the nostalgic scenes that would appear from time to time. Such scenes as old hand painted signs, vintage autos rusting in the field to classic gas stations- some still in operation at the time. I told myself, I will come back and photograph this ‘old gas station’ on my next trip. However, I learned the hard way that those scenes are temporary. OUT with the old and IN with the new was slowly making the coming-back-to-photograph scenes disappear.
Now, I can’t seem to get down the road without stopping and photographing something that reminds me of the simple times of yesterday. I am afraid that it won’t be there for the next go-round.
I am still using old film cameras. My camera of choice for this series is an old twin lens Rolleiflex camera (thanks Corky). I also use a Mamiya 7 and 8x10 field camera.
Types of photographs available:
– Darkroom Silver Gelatin Prints by hand
– desaturated Fuji prints.
Scroll Below for images……