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.

Matt Bower

Matt Bower aka Terrapin Dawg (raddest alias) has a wonderful collection of photos that he’s taken around the states in places like georgia, alabama, michigan… i love the feel of them, it reminds me a bit of William Eggleston’s work. also be sure to check out his trip to India and…

Kevin Russ

perhaps one day if i’m lucky enough i’ll get to do a great american road trip, but for now i can live vicariously through the photographs of Kevin Russ. you’re probably thinking that these were shot with some rad medium format camera – but they were actually all taken with…

out of business

randy fox is an american photographer, whose work frequently concentrates on the decaying beauty and loneliness of the fraying american dream.  based in western pennsylvania, fox’s work celebrates the hope and ingenuity that once existed in the rust belt area of the united states. his photographs are equal parts sad…

big sky country

my brother sent me a link to national geographic’s feature on montana, which subsequently lead me to montana’s official state travel site. such a nice, clean website that makes me want to visit that part of the world even more now. i still think being a national geographic / travel photographer…

americana roadtrip

one of the many reasons i want to visit the states is to someday partake in a great american road trip. kyle johnson and friends did just that, and photographed some beautiful landscapes. see the entire set at flickr.

peter baker

i agonized for about 5 seconds over whether i had posted about peter baker before (i’m pretty sure i haven’t, but my tagging can be sporadic). even if i have – these photographs warrant a second look. and a third & fourth etc. i just love them, especially his images of iceland (what is with me and iceland?). i could hardly pick my top photos to feature, so please go over to his flickr and have a gander.

he also sums up his sentiments on film vs digital quite nicely:

If it didn’t look a million times better, I wouldn’t bother with it (film). Of course it’s subjective, but film looks more like what I saw when I made the photo. Plus, I like making decisions about what my photo will look like before I take it, rather than monkeying for hours on the computer to try and recreate what I saw. Photography is what I do to get away from the ‘puter, digital just makes for more sitting down time.

albert bierstadt

hey dorks, it’s art history time. if you’re not familiar with the classic frontier paintings by albert bierstadt – you will be now. you owe it to yourself to stare at these bad boys. that light! that detail! oh wow, i could just imagine a million reproductions hanging in thrift…

spanish moss

i decided to rent the first season of true blood and watched it pretty much in 2 days – i absolutely love the southern / louisiana setting

100 abandoned houses

this site was featured heavily on the blogosphere a while back, but i keep returning to it because some of the houses are so awesome and i’m sad that they are wasting away! check out 100 abandoned houses. there is also a story at the NY Times about the pros…