East of West by Nathanial Schmidt
“East of West” was a project I created during a road trip through the American West. It focuses on the isolation and loneliness felt during long distance travel and juxtaposes it against the isolation and loneliness of the West itself. Nathanial Schmidt
Many of the scenes I came across felt like they were from another era, which gave the locations I traveled through a feeling of being in a state of limbo, lost in time and forgotten by the tide of the modern world.
Rather than portraying this in a negative way, I present these images as a love letter to these places in which one can become lost or forgotten entirely.
Nathanial Schmidt is a fine art film photographer from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. His work centers around the isolation and banality of modern life in America in the form of mostly contemporary landscapes.