Out of Town is a recent series from several tripsn contain man-made structures that, over time, start to take on the nature of the landscape around them. Old signs rot, fade, and behave in much the same way a dying joshua tree would, naturally fading into the landscape. Figures at a Dairy Queen become desert objects, just like plants and trees in the desert: properly placed, with enough distance to ensure their own integrity. Again, their survival depends upon being both part of the landscape and keeping their distance from it. These are basically photos of, as Barthes would put it, "what is already there," they are preoccupations. Every year I travel, looking to understand the landscape of North America through an exploration of the common place, and the people exploring it.