Photo Lens: Lost Deep in Old America

Photo Lens: Lost Deep in Old America< /p> UPDATE DAY

Getting to Seligman means falling straight out of our time. This rail hub on the route of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad is located in Arizona. It represents, in a way, the place of rebirth of the legendary route 66. Seligman would even be one of the sources of inspiration for Radiator Springs, famous city of the film Cars. Strolling through these streets adorned with vintage treasures, I have no trouble believing it. We find the spirit of the “Mother Road” at its best. It is one of the most legendary roads in the world.

At the dawn of the 1900s, its original journey began in Chicago and ended at the Santa Monica Pier, 3940 km away. Today, this journey remains a thing of the past, at least in its entirety. The longest unbroken stretch of what remains of Route 66 is in the Seligman area, at nearly 250 km. Exploring Seligman on foot is a photographer's and sign-maker's dream. The eye is very stressed. A panoply of signs, symbols of the 1950s, follow one another. Classic signs with typography characteristic of the era of a generation keen on freedom and motorized travel…

Camera: Canon EOS 5D MK III

Lens: EF 70-200mm

Exposure: 1/500s at F/4

ISO: 250