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Route 66 Abandoned: Under A Western Moon
  • ISBN: 9781634994620
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Route 66 Abandoned: Under A Western Moon

Author(s): Ken Lee
Route 66 Abandoned: Under a Western Moon is an unforgettable nocturnal journey on the most famous roadway in the United States, focusing on the Southwest. One of the earliest cross-country highways, Route 66 beckoned many in the United States to migrate west. As businesses and communities grew along the road, it became a beacon of liberation, opportunity, and eventually, loss.

With the building of the faster Interstate Highway System, motorists bypassed Route 66. Prosperity evaporated, with many leaving their homes, markets, diners, gas stations, and kitschy roadside attractions to the elements.

Wander with the author along the “Main Street of America" as he illuminates these forgotten locales with light, creating haunting dreamlike exposures of several minutes or more.

If you are a fan of creative photography or the Mother Road, or have an insatiable curiosity for travel, Route 66 Abandoned: Under a Western Moon invites you to climb in back, sit tight, and take hold for a surrealistic night escape with the top down.
Ken Lee is a West Coast-based photographer who specializes in night photography. He incorporates “light painting”—illuminating the scene with handheld light—during the long exposure, choosing what to highlight and what to keep in shadow while the camera shutter is open. He loves the active, creative process, and finds that he gets to slow down and connect to the environment, often while exploring abandoned sites. His unusual, sometimes haunting night images have appeared in National Geographic books, Omni Magazine, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Magazine, and many other publications.
Pages: 128
Publisher: America Through Time
Imprint: America Through Time
Series: America Through Time
Publication Date: 29th May 2023
State: Arizona
ISBN: 9781634994620
Format: Paperback
PHOTOGRAPHY / Subjects & Themes / Regional (see also TRAVEL / Pictorials)
HISTORY / United States / State & Local / Southwest (AZ, NM, OK, TX)
TRAVEL / United States / West / Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NM, NV, UT, WY)