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