2016 > Billboards

Close Encounters on I-70

Distance and distortion has always been a prevailing theme in photography through the many forms of analog (and now digital) manipulation. It also occurs in the framing of ‘straight’ photography, and particularly in this series of the rear views of Ohio highway billboards at night. The framing of the imagery of this otherwise mundane scene, as well as the text of the titles suggest something more spectral or extraterrestrial in the scene— further stretching the oscillation between engagement and estrangement in the photographic.