My American Southwest

I thought it might be nice to do some blog posts about my three main projects. First off...My American Southwest.

Polaroid 250, Fuji FP-100C film.

Polaroid 250, Fuji FP-100C film.

I travel to visit family in New Mexico pretty frequently, and always take the same stretch of back roads and highways. There are little towns and villages dotting the road along the way but, for the most part, it's pretty open, with not a whole lot of distractions - or, to the untrained eye, things to see.

Mostly in an effort to pass the time on these trips, I started photographing bits and pieces that I saw along the way. Over the years, the photography has become more than just a way to pass time on the road - it's become pretty much the central focus of the trips themselves. 

Just when I think I've shot everything there is to shoot, I find a new little road to turn down, or I get a new camera that helps me see this same old route in a whole new way. For example, I've been obsessed with shooting wide pinholes of the landscapes on the last few trips - I use my Holga WPC, Acros film, and either a red or orange filter taped to the front of the camera, and...oh, the skies. :)

Holga WPC with red filter, Fuji Neopan Acros film.

Holga WPC with red filter, Fuji Neopan Acros film.

And hopefully, over the years, there'll be many photos left to take!