“I made the work over a number of trips to the U.S. (I am based in London, UK) and travelled to 40 states in total. I’m hoping to get the last 10 ticked off at some point. Each journey started with a lot of research and a map plotted with places that I wanted to go to or where I thought there might be a good picture. It was very rare that I stuck to the route for more than a couple of days because I’d lose interest or get frustrated that I hadn’t found anything that I wanted to photograph. In that respect, I have an unusual relationship with the act of making a picture. I don’t particularly enjoy the process; I tend to feel a little queasy and have to fight against my urge to overthink my decisions about what is in front of the camera.”

Q&A by Alexander Missen (2/4)

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