All 50 States - photographed by Tony Gale, traveling around the USA
All 50 States - photographed by Tony Gale, traveling around the USA. Several years ago I realized I had been to a little over half of the 50 states, so I thought a fun project would be to see all 50. Taken over a 5 year period
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All 50 States – photographed by Tony Gale

ALL 50 STATES - Outside Saratoga, Wyoming ©Tony Gale Photography

All 50 States – photographed by Tony Gale

All 50 States – on first glance of New York-based photographer, Tony Gale’s, gorgeously evocative photographic series, it’s appeal was instant. I’m a huge fan of road trips through the USA. The diversity of the landscape from one state to another is extraordinary. Jagged mountain ranges, silhouetted against truly epic skies;  solitary miles upon miles of shimmering blacktop roads towards unreachable horizons; and those coastlines… we’ll let Gale’s work speak for itself.

 

ALL 50 STATES - Cape Royal, Grand Canyon North Rim ©Tony Gale photography

ALL 50 STATES – Cape Royal, Grand Canyon North Rim ©Tony Gale photography

 

Photography is fun, travel is fun and we should all do more fun things. Several years ago I realized I had been to a little over half of the 50 states, so I thought a fun project would be to see all 50. Over about five years I visited the remaining states, seeing and photographing some amazing places. Tony Gale.

 

ALL 50 STATES #1- Tony Gale photography

ALL 50 STATES – Devils Tower, Wyoming ©Tony Gale photography

 

I was staying near Devils Tower and wanted to photograph it at night, I got there a little before sunset and thought I had a good spot photographing through sunset into night. As I was leaving I took one more look and saw this angle, which was by far my favorite, I jumped out of the car and made this photo. The light making the tower and trees visible is the moon.

 

ALL 50 STATES #2- Tony Gale photography

ALL 50 STATES – The big island of Hawai’i, along the north shore ©Tony Gale photography

 

ALL 50 STATES #3- Tony Gale photography

Bench in Fort Fisher State Historic Park, North Carolina ©Tony Gale photography

 

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ALL 50 STATES #5- Tony Gale photography

Badlands National Park, South Dakota ©Tony Gale photography

 

Badlands National Park has always been somewhere I wanted to visit. As I was driving from the Wounded Knee Memorial on the Pine Ridge Reservation, I saw this dirt road leading into the park so I took it. I had to drive very carefully in my rental car, but had the park almost completely to myself and had views like this one that really speak to the solitude and vastness of the west.

 

ALL 50 STATES #6 - Tony Gale Photography

Outside Saratoga, Wyoming ©Tony Gale Photography

 

If you are lucky enough to be in New York City right now, you can catch an exhibition of Gale’s photographic journey –Alabama to Wyoming, Moments from 50 States‘ – at Sony Square, which runs through August 8, 2018.

Check out more from the series on Gale’s website. You may also like to follow him on Instagram @tonygalephoto

I don’t know about you, but I’m hankering for a road trip!

Helen Jones-Florio

Founder | Curator

Selfie! Helen Jones-Florio & Tony Gale, PDN party, Tribeca Skyline Studios, NYC 2013

Selfie! Helen Jones-Florio & Tony Gale (infamous with his camera at photo gatherings!), PDN party, NYC, 2013

 

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2 Comments
  • Thomas Donley
    Posted at 16:05h, 19 July

    Yes, I too am hankering for a road trip!! Tony’s photos definitely ignite that spark quite easily. Wish you and Jason could’ve been here for the opening last night at Sony – yes, I was lucky enough to be here! 🙂 It was great!

  • admin
    Posted at 06:25h, 20 July

    Hey there! How’s life in NYC? We are missing all you guys, way too much! Lucky you, to be there for the opening. Yet another thing we miss too much – those NYC photog gatherings (and the parties 😉 ) Love seeing your Instagram posts – living vicariously 😉 A trip back ‘home’is overdue! BIG howdy to everyone HJF xx

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