Following the style set by his previous series “American Typologies“, “Highways“, “Inside the Live Reptile Tent” – all published in books – photographer Jeff Brouws latest series “Approaching Nowhere” is a fabulous book with 98 images printed in large format and high quality. Jeff Brouws has been photographing desolated and abandoned places for many years and I continue to be amazed about his ability to create art out of ordinary places that most of us would ignore. You can lern more about the book here or here.
Approaching Nowhere is a moving meditation on the loss of place and texture in the contemporary American landscape. Brouws’ luminous images elegantly capture the complex, surprising beauty and desolation of visual life in our time, as seen from the American road. The work reflects both Brouws’ perceptive vision of the country’s changing face and his concern for the shifting shape of its soul.