Some Things are Quieter than Others
New Photo Book by Jacek Fota.
"America is not all about the busy streets of New York or the beautiful National Parks of the west. Mainly, it is vast, boring and repetitive. The boredom of everyday life is the most interesting aspect of it all. What is dull to some might be interesting to others. I traveled thousands of miles to find these "boring" places. This is not a portrait of the US, but rather a story about a search for solitude, many times within the busy inner city of big metropolises." In the course of four trips, which took place in 2012-2013, Jacek Fota traveled thousands of miles across the US. He intentionally avoided big metropolises and crowded places; the atmosphere we know from television, movies and photographs by Ansel Adams and Joel Meyerowitz. Jacek Fota focused on provinces and peripheries away from civilization and away from camera lens. These places, according to the author, form a portrait of the US: dull, ordinary and stripped of majesty.