Ellen Jantzen

“Missouri 04/24/2010 1:10PM”

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Paper Size:
40" x 53"

Image Size:
40" x 53" BLEED

Paper:
Hahnemühle 100% Cotton Photo Rag Baryta

Frame:
Museum Shadowbox White

Price:
$2,645.00

Shipping:
FREE

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Road trips are the thing of legends. Documenting road trips has become cliché. Think of all of those Route 66 photos; abandoned gas stations, derelict cars at the side of the road, ordinary “folks” sipping malts through a straw at the local drugstore. Porches with swings, empty porches, clothes lines with dancing frocks, an abandoned toy tractor overturned in a scrappy yard. American flags everywhere, a few Confederate ones in certain locales. BBQ stands with folks lined up, spilling out onto the street, old movie marquees displaying “Easy Rider”. This is the “real” America, the authentic as depicted in so many photographs. The freeways, the Interstates are cold and without heart, bypassing all of those small towns helping to turn downtowns into ghost towns as Pilot’s, and Flying J’s sprout at exits to convey gasoline, diesel, soda/chips/coffee. Now bananas are making an appearance as homage to “fresh and natural.” 

But the freeways/Interstates transverse spectacular scenery, much of it void of towns and car dealerships. There are farmhouses and barns, often at quite a distance and cows, but mostly open, native America to be glimpsed between the billboards announcing the next exit’s offerings. This is the America I am sharing through my photo-bases images taken from a moving car’s passenger window. This photo is from a road trip from the Midwest to California and back. As a passenger I was able to shoot out of the side window while speeding along. Each piece is titled with its time, date and state.

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