For this week’s Photo Challenge, the task is to “stimulate your creative process and imagine which of your images you would like to see gracing the cover of a book, an album, or a magazine.” With memories of our cross-country trip still fresh in my mind, I decided to make a mix tape of road songs using a photograph I took of the long stretch of road ahead.
I travelled to the northwest this August, and walking around Portland and Seattle, I was really attracted to all of the wonderful signs. Neon, vintage, worn and funky signs – it turned into my mission to photograph as many as I could. Being a fan of typography, it’s usually the style of lettering that first catches my eye. Here’s one favorite from Portland that combines a few different forms of type.
TRIP WEST Installment Two
I realized that I kind of skipped over the first part of our cross-country trip in my previous post. It’s not that there weren’t sights to see, but that we were eager to get out west and we wanted to reach Portland in six days. We started out from New York on Route 80, quickly through New Jersey, Pennsylvania, a rainy stretch in Ohio, past Chicago, then we switched to Route 90 in Wisconsin. We made a short stop in La Crosse, Wisconsin to get a look at the Mississippi River – this paddle boat cruises down to Memphis and back. All along our route were acres of farmland, fields of corn and lots of gigantic windmills which looked so cool!