10 Pictures Made Across 15 Years, Along One Main Street
Very cool. I found your work through my friend Joyce Carol Oates, when she wrote the introduction to Alone Street. I love the haunting and mythical feel you bring to these familiar locations, having grown up in a small northeastern town.
Let me start with: I'm from Europe. Takes some explaining why I say so: The industrial enterprise I was working at during school holidays had been founded in the 13-hubdreds. My local pharmacy is in the hands of the same people for at least 800 years. A friend's family is working the same vineyard in the 34th generation. My first time in the States, I was deeply torn by the rootless impression the towns, villages, settlements. It did show in the photographs I've taken. Spontaneously, my son commented, "Now I know why Elon Musk thinks, anybody might care for a one-way ticket to Mars!" I tried to get a grip on the idea of living in the US ever since. I failed until I've seen your photographs. You show exactly the same scenes - but, in a melancholic manner, the scenes turn into a home - not only that they are perfect photographs, well, I'm at a loss for words! Your pictures tell me something I've been searching for for years, and they really move me - Thank you!