I wrote in my last post that I love photographing small town Oklahoma because the towns have unique buildings and their own charm and character. However, as I photographed more places on my recent trip, I started to see patterns and similarities, some obvious, others less so. For example, almost every downtown has a defunct garage, a church in an old storefront, an antique shop, faded advertisements painted on the side of brick buildings, and this being 2022, a marijuana dispensary. (More on that in a future post).
Photographing these similarities became a game for me, a pictorial scavenger hunt. I “won” each time I got three of a kind. These are the types of self-entertaining activities one plays when driving across rural America. It gets lonely out there.
Here are some examples of those repetitions and similarities.
Spray Paint Messages
Little White Church
Main Street Jesus
Little Town Liquor