DESCRIPTIONThe neon stretches for miles intersected by concrete dinosaurs, kitschy gift shops, classic diners, and Muffler men; in 66, I seek to capture these cultural icons of America’s most famous bypassed highway. By documenting these roadside attractions, I look to show this unique culture that has come to create and inhabit the history of the highway while developing an understanding of this long-standing tradition of the American road trip.
Captured on Hasselblad 500c/m with Kodak ektar film.
AUTHORWilliam Mark Sommer is a visual artist and educator working with in the small town of Loomis, California. Through Sommer's work in analog photography he has received a BFA in Art Photography from Arizona State University and traversed the United States developing a practice that engages in themes of human nature, preservation, empathy and time.