Rest Areas

Nicolo Sertorio is an Italian-born photographer, based in California, who has been beautifully documenting rest areas on the US interstate road system.

Largely replaced by commercial gas stations and food chains, in combination with the decrease of private interstate vehicle traffic and state budgets, they mostly sit abandoned and unused in varying states of decay. Having lost their function they become all about form, the empty symmetries attempting to control nature, as per a bygone ideology seeking to conquer the terrain. Symmetry, emptiness, and beauty confront their own meaninglessness in relation to the landscape.

thanks to my friend Petrus for sending this to me!

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6 Comments

  1. I love this post! I’ve been so intrigued by Rest Stops all summer and have slept at many lol. Beautiful photos.
    xoxo

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