Described as America's "best idea", the concept behind today's National Park Service has been protecting and preserving America's most spectacular scenery for more than 100 years. Indeed, the first 12 parks - starting with Yellowstone (1872), Sequoia and Yosemite (both 1890) - predate the NPS itself, which was formed in 1916. Encompassing deserts, mountains, plains, forests, seas, historic sites and more, these are places of exquisite beauty, landscapes that are instantly recognisable even to those not fortunate enough to have actually experienced them in person.
A collection of galleries drawn from some of my personal favourite photos over the last 15 or so years, including ghost towns, motels, evocative signage, endless road views, Route 66, rusting cars, National Parks, black and white studies, abandoned places and more.
I started off using a 35 mm film Leica SLR, progressed to a combination of this (primarily for B/W work) and DSLR Canons, and in 2020 invested in a Canon R6, the latest mirrorless technology. Sadly, the necessary restrictions caused by Covid mean I’ve yet to put this new camera through its paces in a road trip environment but let’s hope we are all able to resume normal service at some point in the not too distant future.