America Lost

Taken while on solo road trips through small towns speckled along the vein that intersects middle America, Interstate 35, America Lost chronicles the remnants of an older America that existed before the internet.  Raised in the suburbs but with family roots in a small town in northern Oklahoma, I spent my childhood romantizing small town America based on my bi-annual trips to visit family. I recognized the value in my hard-working, blue collar ancestors, neighbors that stopped by for a visit, the community's strong convictions for family and religion, and an overall slower, simpler way of life. Yet, I also recognized that this America was riddled with a complicated history of oppression, segregation, greed, and capitalism at any cost. These images wrestle with the dichotomy that is America.