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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

America's small towns photographed at night-BBC

"He enjoyed the atmosphere of these small towns. He said: "Many shops are independently owned boutiques with fewer chain shops than in our towns, and there is a feeling that a community is built around these businesses."... 

3/8/17, "Night-time in America's small towns," BBC 

"Photographer Daniel Freeman made the ultimate road trip across America to follow in the footsteps of photographers such as Stephen Shore, William Eggleston and Robert Frank....














 












 














Starting in Boston, on the east coast, and ending on the west in Oakland, California, Freeman deliberately avoided the big cities, instead visiting the small towns of everyday America.

In order to show the USA in an novel way, Freeman took his photographs at night, often using his car headlights to illuminate details in his nocturnal portraits.

"Travelling the darkened, seemingly endless highways of America is vastly more rewarding than travelling in the UK, largely because one can travel great distances between towns," said Freeman.

"This allows clarity of the night sky with minimal interference from light pollution."...Freeman also photographed the towns he passed through at night, when they were empty of people.

He enjoyed the atmosphere of these small towns. He said: "Many shops are independently owned boutiques with fewer chain shops than in our towns, and there is a feeling that a community is built around these businesses....

Returning to what he sees as the UK's "congested roads and limited views of extensive darkness", Freeman is already planning to go back to capture more of America's nocturnal views."

"All photographs by Daniel Freeman." 





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