Road Tripping in the USA

And I’m back. Visited the United States of America. Well, not all of it. Started off in New York city. Then went more south and ended in Atlanta. Also visited the cities of country, Nashville, and the city of blues, Memphis.

After days of preparation beforehand, I can now have some fun with all the photographs I took during the trip.

I did already posted some on my Instagram. But I’ll be posting more soon right here on PforPHOTO.


Washington D.C.
Perfect alignment. This trooper looks straight at the Lincoln Memorial. Face to face with history. A lucky shot. Just happened to spot it when I was walking past the fountains.


Washington D.C.
A look the other way. Somewhere in front of the Washington Monument a trooper is looking back at us. To capture the feel of this place I used a long exposure. To emphasize the busyness of this tourist attraction.


Hot Dogs – Coney Island Brooklyn New York


Fun at the Pool in Atlanta
Just an easy-going day. A tiny pool at a cheap hotel. Every place can be a good place to take some fun photos.

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The Neighbors by Arne Svenson


Controversy is always something that can help promote your work. Because of all the commotion around the photo series The Neighbors it manages to come across my table. And that’s why I’m sharing it with you. So in a way the saying, bad publicity is good publicity worked for photographer Arne Svenson. In his series he pointed the camera at the apartment building across from his studio. It shows us snippets of the lives lived in these stacked living spaces. A series of anonymous lives lived behind the windows of downtown Manhattan.

The photos have a painting like quality. The framing of the windows mimic that of paintings. And they remind me of the works of Edwards Hopper. Moments captured in a wonderful composition. It leave much to the imagination. The subjects aren’t recognizable. The artist allows us to create our own story. A theatrical way of looking at ordinary life. It also reminded me of the series Windows by Michael Wolf.

Read about the controversy of being secretly photographed and putting the work up for sale here. I can understand the feelings of being photographed in your private homes. It does raise some privacy questions but overall the work doesn’t seem to be about those specific neighbors. It shows a stage we can recognize. If I was Arne’s neighbor I would ask for a print. Not sue him for making such an interesting series.

Arne Svenson’s website: arnesvenson.com

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Arne Svenson’s website: arnesvenson.com

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