Comments/Context: While road trip projects litter the history of photography, Mike Brodie's images of train hopping across America merit attention with the best of this genre. His pictures mix the excitement of youthful adventure and the quiet intimacy of shared experience, dousing the whole journey in a healthy dose of dirt and train grease and filtering it through the hardened eyes of John Steinbeck. Empty hopper cars, golden grasslands, and trackside gravel give texture to the lives of a loose band of wandering souls, whose stories play out as the trains rumble along.
- Artist site (here)
- Features/Reviews: New Yorker (here), New Yorker PhotoBooth (here), Guardian (here)