Deadlines. Computers, smart phones, apps to upload, emails, updates, texts popping up endlessly. New software to learn, photos to edit, flights to book. ARGH! Do you ever feel like a gerbil on one of those spinning wheels? I do … but over the past several years I have discovered a wonderful escape from the madness. A wonderful time warp, a place where time moves at a slower pace. And it offers some of the most unique and oddly exotic photo opportunities I have come across in all my travels.
Where is this magical place? Just down the road … Route 66.
Route 66 was the 20th century version of the Oregon Trail, the Golden Road to the Promised Land, and it has inspired our spirit ever since. A few years ago I started seeking out the old remnants of Route 66 in New Mexico and was instantly filled with excitement of what was left out there. This is a world where time has stopped and you can still eat in a charming Mom-and-Pop diner or stay in a hotel in the shape of a wigwam. I sometimes feel like I am in some sort of cool Twilight Zone episode and quickly manage to fill up my cf cards with incredible photo opportunities.
I hope that you occasionally indulge your own wanderlust, and discover the secrets of the old roads before they are completely gone and only memories.
Experience the Mother Road with Julien …
Route 66: Capture to Print
with Julien McRoberts
April 24 - April 28, 2012