From coast to coast, from dinosaurs to diners, David Graham has put together an engaging and joyous collection of photographs that show what it means to be an American. He presents his work as follow.
I have been unable to stop searching the United States for the unusual and descriptive since I first turned to color photography in 1979. I have continued to find out how Americans express themselves through their environments, whether they are roadside, backyard or even in the bathroom. The result is a series of photographs which delve into the complex weave of image, symbol and reality that we see as America at its finest.
Lately, I have concentrated on Wisconsin, a northern midwest state which I now call home with my wife and fellow photographer, Terri Warpinski. We travel around the state, searching the towns, cities, farmlands and forests for both beauty and the people that live there. We find that there are still lives to be found in the country in which we live. Oddly, these pictures might be in Denmark, Brussels or Luxemburg – all towns in Wisconsin, our home.