The long haul trucker lifestyle is atypical in traditional American society. Even if drivers have families and permanent homes, this type of commonplace experience is cycled with a more eccentric, alternate reality. Driving a truck is a job that offers freedom, independence and adventure but at the same time yields isolation, monotony and latency.
In my most recent body of work, I explored the complex relationship of the worker to the office and the office building to society with a series of photographs of unpopulated personal work spaces and desolate corporate architecture. In contrast to the banal, stereotypical office circumstance and drawing on the personal, social and cultural fabric of the trucking life, my aim is to relate a more unconventional perspective of the American work experience.
I see this project as an extension of my previous work but also a departure. On the road, I will have less control over circumstances and the subject matter will unfold and evolve according to the experience. I am not out to chronicle events in a purely photojournalistic manner but to connect with the fundamental experience through the camera. In addition to photography, I plan to incorporate video and the written word in order to explore the concept of artist not just as observer but correspondent and contributor as well.
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