Traveling the U.S.
After the redesign of my website 2 months ago I have been working on updating it with new work and new categories. With this edit and all the new work that is retouched I now feel I have a website that represent where I am today as a photographer.
In this process however I realized one thing was missing til very recently: in the travel section there was not a library of images from the US.
I find it interesting that my initial idea of travel would be of places outside the US. I have lived here for 20 some years now and it do feel more and more like home.
Us Europeans often speak of the US as one entity, defining the country as one place. This does not do this amazing continent justice at all. If one compare it to other continents the US does not have the regional language or culture, but geographically it is just as diverse as any other.
So I started to work on a category with images from my travels within the US…
As a photographer I often get asked what my favorite subject is. If I prefer landscapes or people or the composite imagery?
The truth is that I like it all. It is juts different sides of myself…
Sometimes I prefer a quiet, contemplative landscape. It’s me and a camera and the space I’m in.
Other times I love to interact with people, get to know them and create an atmosphere that speaks to having fun and being in the moment or doing what you love.
Yet other times I’m a dreamer, creating the surreal or impossible or solving visual problems through my composite photography.
I like it all.
This series and edit of landscapes from the US became about a quiet bigness.
The vastness one often finds between the larger cities in this massive country is fascinating to me.
A classic idea in photography is to capture the moment between the moments.
This series of images is the spaces between places…
Swing by the website and explore the full travel section; http://www.erikalmas.com