An American Mile - Jun 2017 - March 2018

Driven by a strong fascination with rural life, especially in the American West, in 2017 I spent 256 days travelling across the United States, exploring the small towns and backroads that are strewn across its vast landscape. I quickly became consumed by these “places in between” and the contradictory images they evoked when compared to mainstream thoughts and beliefs.

Not dissimilar from other places around the world, the further I strayed from the population centres, the quicker the environment changed. It was in these towns and landscapes that I found signs of the past that provided a sobering reminder of both the speed at which time moves and the unpredictability of the future.

As an Artist, it’s not just the subjects, light, and colour found in these spaces that interests me, but also the process of documenting a landscape that is in a constant cycle of change.

The following images are a selection from a larger series titled “An American Mile”. This collection will be available as a forthcoming publication, with select images also available as limited edition print runs. Please inquire for more information. 

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