So much of what I’m attracted to in photography these days is on the edge. It’s like traveling on a road trip and stopping in small towns that were left for the fast paced interstates and fast food chains. These small towns exist, some make it, some don’t, but within their being is a past and future working together creating friction. Some become tourist towns which are great, but I avoid them. It’s the pieces of desolation, emptiness and space that attract me to the gritty edge of potential future and nostalgic past. America, as well as much of the world, is economically and culturally on an edge. My upcoming exhibition on the American road trip will highlight this obsession of mine. For now I thought I’d share a few other images, taken within the same mindset but in a recent road trip throughout Southern Italy. For more images of this series go to The Edge.