OF THE ROAD

I coin the term "drive-bye photography" to contextualize the moments when either time or safety does not allow one to linger regardless if something is aesthetically interesting. As a result, a drive-bye image is often a thoughtlessly framed snapshot likely made with a cell phone camera while in transit. It might show part of the road/path, segments of the car/vehicle, grime on the windshield, a vehicle mirror. Much of the imagery consists of banal non-historic [though universal] scape (weather, clouds, shadows, space, roads). Because drive-bye snapshots are taken quickly and swiftly, the accumulation of imagery simultaneously depicts the monotonous nature of a rove while framing crude acts of memory that often finds the extraordinary in banality.