Posted by: Steve Coplan | July 13, 2006

High desert

John Brinton Hogan has a series on Polar Inertia on how ‘banal infrastructure’ exposes the illusion of the wide open spaces of the American West and clearly demarcates that the only unspoiled view is the one created for our entertainment. It’s a pessimistic view, and his photos still manage to capture the beauty of the West. But I would have to agree that parking lots ostensibly in the middle of nowhere undermines the illusion of solitude.

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