Low Riders and Train, NM. Wignall
Low Riders and Train, NM. Wignall
Alberto, Chimayo, NM. Harrison
Young Shirtless Man Who Asked Me For Money, AZ. Wignall
Earthship Interior, Chimayo Valley, NM. Harrison
“Pete” Cottonwood, AZ. Wignall
“Beauty and the Tourist Consuming Beast” Sedona, AZ. Harrison
“Velvet Acid Christ” Fan and Girlfriend, Jerome AZ., Wignall
Saloon Flag, AZ. Harrison
What we have here is your basic Americana road trip shot with a more enlightened wind energy kind of thing going on. A wind turbine in a pear tree. No golden rings and drummers drumming just yet. GAS, Arizona, Wignall
So you know that song 12 days of Christmas? My true love gave to me… all that corny stuff? We thought it would be fun to do the 12 days of Future Road Maps. I present to you for the first time ever, 12 film photographs, 6 from Matt, and 6 from Neil, from the Southwest of America. FRM, trip number 1. This is what we were sent to capture. Above: Truth Or Consequences, New Mexico, A/C and Wall, Harrison
We dropped off our film last week at Schulman Photo Lab http://www.schulmanphotolab.com/ A true B&W film lab that processes film using the dip and dunk method (no rollers/machines) and the owner, Russell, is hooking us up w some sweet negative developing and upon hearing about our project, a deal on the processing—-many thanks!! Actually spoke w Russell today and the negs should be ready for pick up tomorrow—-Matt should be back from Cost Rica, any day now, and then we will start the editing process. Stay tuned for FRM art shows due this Spring.
Came across this beauty on the way home. A very minty ‘56 Flxible Bus. The guy just bought it in San Diego and was in the process of drivin’er home. Congrats new bus owner guy.
We arrived in New Mexico to visit our friends Sage and Hella, the FRM people of the week. They own an Earthship in the high country above Santa Fe, New Mexico. Sage was born into the Hog Farm commune which were a bunch of hippies who rolled into this area directly from the Woodstock festival in psychedelic school buses. Roughly 30 of these original people still live there today. We photographed as many as we could and spent hours socializing and photographing with anyone who would let us. Again, we are shooting on film, so we only have these few digi shots as an overview of an insanely incredible time.
The cruiser aptly handling the hills to where a lot of these people live, within a month you will only be able to get in and out by snow mobile or sled dog.
Hella above, and Hog Farmer artist Alberto in his house below. His wife gave us the most amazing homemade cherry wine, grapes, and Spanish cheese. Get a look at his insane wood burning stove.
And a bunch of Southwest amazing, shot by Neil on the Iphone.
Jim and his sweet Foreign Auto Service shop in Santa Fe below. He fixed a leaky seal for us on the Cruiser, and was a huge Volkswagen buff, which kept us occupied for a while at his shop.
…and some Santa Fe bohemians whom are our best friends now.
Uncle Eddie, we hate and love you. Damn you Uncle Eddie and your addictive cookies. Will you please consider a cookie endorsement so we can spread your good will across this land? Will you sponsor us and whore us out like Olympic athletes on boxes of Wheaties? We will do anything for you Eddie. I love your peanut butter chocolate chip cookies. I’m starting to shake. Neil is partial to the chocolate chip with walnuts. We can’t live without you Uncle Eddie. We are flat out of control.