AMERICAN NIGHTSCAPES


Looking at the ubiquitous land through my large format camera, I interpret American roadside conveniences through light. Each rest-stop I encounter glows like a theatre set, lit through corporate decisions that make the land itself invisible. I draw parallels and create visual equivalences by placing images of disparate geographic origins next to one another, asking questions about the role we play in building and perceiving the American nightscape.


Gas Station, Salem, NH

Walgreens, Londonderry, NH

Kendall Pond Pizza, Windham, NH

Car Wash, Hendersonville, NC

Arby's, Pickens, SC

Shelton Fireworks, Fair Play, SC

ATM, Pawtucket, RI

Gas Station, Irving, ME

ATM, Commerce, GA

Marathon Gas, Zirconia, NC

Burger King, Milford, NH

Smoke Land Mini Mart, Newark, DE

Friendly's, Watertown, MA

Soccer Field, Brighton, MA

Parking Lot, Londonderry, NH

Installation View: Sarah Pollman: Photography, New Art Center in Newton, MA 2012

Installation View: Sarah Pollman: Photography, New Art Center in Newton, MA 2012

Installation View: Every Place in collaboration with Allison CekalaEssex Art Center, Lawrence, MA, 2014

Using Format