Going Back – AR & TN Travel Photography

Having been raised north of the Mason Dixon Line, as an innocent college student even in the late 90’s in the South; I think I harbored somewhat of a misunderstanding with regards to southern culture.  At the time, I think I referenced my surroundings mostly in stereotypes and movie lines.  And I was almost too busy experiencing it all to take very many pictures.

Flash forward more than a decade (yikes) and taking pictures has gone from being my hobby and great love, to being my job and great love.  As I returned last week to the stomping grounds of my late teens and early twenties, I found a South largely unchanged.  Instead, it was my understanding of it which had changed.  It was my appreciation for it which had grown over the years I’d been gone.  I can’t put into words what the South means to me now.  All my lackluster writing skills mean nothing when emotion is the ruling factor.  This time though, I took pictures.  And this time; I listened, watched and tried not to judge – but instead, to celebrate.  I celebrated both the stereotypical charms of the South and some which are perhaps, lesser known.

This is my trip back.: My trip to Little Rock, Arkansas

and Memphis, Tennessee

  • August 04, 2010

    Darn it! I’ll be in AR next week! It would have been cool to meet up.

  • August 05, 2010
    Cara

    Nice! Really like the first photo….and the ‘aged’ look of some of the images. (I’m sure there’s a technical term there but I don’t know what it is!) Would really like to visit Memphis sometime.

  • August 05, 2010

    UGH why are your photos so amazing?! can you please take me on a photo trip when you’re in NYC!

  • August 10, 2010

    Lovely photos! I’ve been to Little Rock, but never to Memphis. It’s on my (very long) list of places I’d like to visit.

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