photograph by jimmy fountain. Selma, AL, c-print, 2006-2008
Selma, AL, 2006-2008
photograph by jimmy fountain.	Monticello, NY, c-print, 2008
Monticello, NY, 2008
photograph by jimmy fountain. Pueblo, CO, c-print, 2006-2008
Pueblo, CO, 2006-2008
photograph by jimmy fountain. Bisbee, AZ, c-print, 2006-2008
Bisbee, AZ, 2006-2008
photograph by jimmy fountain. Niagra, NY, c-print, 2007
Niagra, NY, 2007
photograph by jimmy fountain. Baltimore, MD, c-print, 2007
Baltimore, MD, 2007
photograph by jimmy fountain. Whitmire, SC, c-print, 2008
Whitmire, SC, 2008
photograph by jimmy fountain. Hampton, NH, c-print, 2006-2008
Hampton, NH, 2006-2008
photograph by jimmy fountain. Bisbee, AZ, c-print, 2006-2008
Bisbee, AZ, 2006-2008
photograph by jimmy fountain. Charlotte, NC, c-print, 2007
Charlotte, NC, 2007
photograph by jimmy fountain. 	Asheville, NC, c-print, 2006-2008
Asheville, NC, 2006-2008
photograph by jimmy fountain. Los Angeles, CA, c-print, 2006-2008
Los Angeles, CA, 2006-2008
photograph by jimmy fountain. Junction City, KS, c-print, 2006-2008
Junction City, KS, 2006-2008
photograph by jimmy fountain. Port Arthur, TX, c-print, 2006-2008
Port Arthur, TX, 2006-2008
The original intention of this series was to make a cross country much like several of my favorite artists had done in the past. I envisioned myself chronicling day and night landscapes in America coast to coast. So I set out with my large format camera ready to capture the country. As the trip went on I found I was drawn more to the details than the vistas, eventually concentrated on smaller and smaller points. My trip was guided by a Garmin GPS navigation device. The device contains maps of the entire country as well as millions of 'points of interest' including sites to see, hotels, gas stations, stores, and a plethora of other destinations for a traveler. As I concentrated on just slices of these destinations they became abstracted from any sense of place. It took looking very closely to find the unique character of the landscapes I came across.