AL WILDEY | Not A Destination
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Not A Destination

It started with a road trip from Michigan to Idaho; I mounted a camera to my car dash and used the windshield as a framing device. Over 4,200 miles and 300 photographs later, photographs were layered and superimposed -- together they formed a vague impression of the road, horizon and sky. New, individual journeys with as many as 2,500 superimposed photographs led to the cumulative presentation of 50 road trips recorded over the past eight years while traversing over 33,000 miles throughout every state in the U.S.

The completed work speaks to the vastness and diversity of America, car culture, the interplay of experience and memory, and the role of photographic typologies in documenting, interpreting and, perhaps, understanding a sense of place(s).
Not A DestinationAmerica 1UtahAutumnKentuckyMichiganPittsburghNebraskaPalouseSeattleRedwoodsSan FranciscoNevadaDenverArchesSt LouisAmerica 2LouisvilleMidlandRainy Drive