Wyoming is a land of wide-open spaces, a basin and range geology of undulating land punctuated by dramatic snow covered mountains. Three interstate highways – I-25, I-80 and I-90 – transect its eastern and southern quadrants. Traveling across it can offer tranquility and awe bisected by moments of acute awareness of place as massive trucks pass by.
This suite of images pays homage to the driving experience of the great American West. The speed is fast, the landscape flickers by in fragments as you focus on the minute aspects of snow fences, utility poles, or the occasional ranch house. The lasting impression is one of a transitory landscape removed from its reality and close encounters with the ever-present semis, recreation campers, and oversize transportation vehicles.
I80@80 is a suite of images captured on an iPhone 5 or iPhone 6, processed in Photoshop, and printed with archival inks on professional fine art photography paper. There is no cropping or alteration beyond traditional studio processing. iPhone 5 images are printed 36 inches wide and range from 7.8 to 9.2 inches high. iPhone 6 images are printed 45.4 inches wide and range from 9.8 to 10.3 inches high.