This image is a limited edition offering of 36 prints and 3 artists proofs on sekishu torinoko gampi. Once the edition sells out, there will be no more palladium prints for sale. The artist proofs are not for sale. Each print comes ready to frame mounted inside a 15”x26” off white museum mat.
VACANCY- COLLINS, OHIO- 2009
The Midwest was once full of motels just off the two-lane roads that span the country. Times have changed. This particular motel had been closed for many years. The once pristine kidney shaped swimming pool out back was now full of old broken-down lawn mowers. I had just set up my camera when a drifter passed behind me. He took up residence on the hood of an abandoned car just over my left shoulder. I about died when he pulled out a very large hunting knife and a small hunk of wood. That drifter just kept glaring at me as he carved on that piece of wood. Not one word was spoken the entire time. I was pondering the afterlife when a local Marshall pulled into the parking lot of the motel. The Marshall just sat there glaring at the drifter, as the drifter was whacking away at that chuck of wood.
I finished the shot in record time and headed out. The drifter continued to glare at me in the rear-view mirror as I drove away. The Marshall must have been concerned as he escorted me out of town. He was either being kind, or making sure I headed down the road. Either way mattered not as I had won the lottery on this day. I shot the image on 8x20 Bergger sheet film.