Cross Country

With no money coming in and gas prices at an all-time high, I took off on a cross-country road trip. I didn’t have a set plan of where to go or what to shoot; I just knew that I wanted to travel and take photos before I returned to New York to start a new chapter in my career.

It was a fantastic experience. I tried to shoot a portrait every day, and I ultimately shot about 70 portraits of people I met along the way. These images are of whoever I came across: a biker at a rest stop in California, a priest at a church in New Mexico, prisoners on work release in Texas, squatters at Slab City, a stripper in Portland, a fly fisherman in Montana and many more.

Adam. Fly Fisherman. Essex, Montana.
Adam. Fly Fisherman. Essex, Montana.
(L-R) Chris and Ryan. Brothers. Loggers. Forks, WA
(L-R) Chris and Ryan. Brothers. Loggers. Forks, WA
Builder Bill . Slab City, CA.
Builder Bill. Owner/Operator of The Range. Slab City, CA.
Bunny. Portland, OR
Bunny. Portland, OR
Edie. Maid. Rachel, NV.
Edie. Maid. Rachel, NV.
Eric. Preacher. Cortez, CO
Eric. Preacher. Cortez, CO
Frederick. Traveler. Pacific Coast Highway, CA.
Frederick. Traveler. Pacific Coast Highway, CA.
George. Pearl Jam Equipment Manager. Seattle, WA.
George. Pearl Jam Equipment Manager. Seattle, WA.
J.R. Composer/Sound Artist. Chicago, IL.
J.R. Composer/Sound Artist. Chicago, IL.
John. Rancher. Livingston, MT.
John. Rancher. Livingston, MT.
Kirk. Taxidermist. Casper, WY.
Kirk. Taxidermist. Casper, WY.
Maria. Albuquerque, NM
Maria. Albuquerque, NM
Merry. Forks Chamber of Commerce. Forks, WA.
Merry. Forks Chamber of Commerce. Forks, WA.
(L-R) Nadine and Kim. Maids. Missoula, MT.
(L-R) Nadine and Kim. Maids. Missoula, MT.
Patrick. Kite Surfer. Pacific Coast Highway, CA.
Patrick. Kite Surfer. Pacific Coast Highway, CA.
(L-R) Peter (Engineer), Henry (Test Pilot) and Massimiliano (Test Director). Mojave Air and Space Port. Mojave, CA.
(L-R) Peter (Engineer, Germany), Henry (Test Pilot, USA) and Massimiliano (Test Director, Italy). Mojave Air and Space Port. Mojave, CA.
Ronnie. Packard Plant, Detroit, MI.
Ronnie. Packard Plant, Detroit, MI.
Shilo and son. Moab, UT.
Shilo and son. Moab, UT.
(L-R) Sylvestre and Tavito. Towaoc, CO.
(L-R) Sylvestre and Tavito. Towaoc, CO.
(L-R) Tommy and Joe. Inmates. Marfa, TX.
(L-R) Tommy and Joe. Inmates. Marfa, TX.
Viva Las Vegas. Dancer/Author. Portland, OR.
Viva Las Vegas. Dancer/Author. Portland, OR.
Taylor. Los Angeles, CA.
Taylor. Los Angeles, CA.
George. Student. White Sands National Monument, NM
George. Student. White Sands National Monument, NM
Thor. Owner of See See Motorcycles. Portland, OR.
Thor. Owner of See See Motorcycles. Portland, OR.
Martin. Marfa,TX
Martin. Marfa,TX
Tom. Owner of Tom's Corner. Carlsbad, NM
Tom. Owner of Tom's Corner. Carlsbad, NM
(L-R) Sonja, Klaus and Mia. German tourists. Monument Valley, UT.
(L-R) Sonja, Klaus and Mia. German tourists. Monument Valley, UT.
Angel. Cook. Slab City, CA.
Angel. Cook. Slab City, CA.
Anthony. Parking attendant. Michigan Building. Detroit, MI
Anthony. Parking attendant. Michigan Building. Detroit, MI
Arlene and Josh. Niland, CA
Arlene and Josh. Niland, CA
Barry. Actor. Snyder, TX.
Barry. Actor. Snyder, TX.
Red. Slab City, CA
Red. Slab City, CA
Earthship Academy. Tres Piedras, NM
Earthship Academy. Tres Piedras, NM
Herb. Niland, Ca
Herb. Niland, Ca
Julio. Priest. Chimayo, NM
Julio. Priest. Chimayo, NM
Larry. Crescent City, CA.
Larry. Crescent City, CA.
Peter. Yogi. Niland, CA.
Peter. Yogi. Niland, CA.
Zach and Bambi. Kalispell, MT
Zach and Bambi. Kalispell, MT