Route 66, from Chicago to Los Angeles, 2006
in 2006, my partner Jay Adler, a writer and English professor, and I flew one way from Los Angeles to Chicago where we rented a car and drove the entire distance of Route 66. I shot this project with a 4x5 pinhole camera and used Polaroid 55 film (which has a negative and a postive and is now extinct.) Each of the states along Route 66 are pictured above.
This project was published in an eight-page spread in what would be the last issue of a wonderful magainze that hightlighted documentary photograpphy, Double Take, Fall/Winter 2007.
Here is Jay's lead to the article:
By A. Jay Adler:
Route 66 begins in the imagination. That there is a better place. That it lies in the westward distance. That every rock and tree round every road that bends delivers an undiscovered world. That lives, drawn to where the sun sets on what those wh live them never before have seen, can begin again. That the road is the way.