American postcards

I am here. I am here at last.

Is it really what I have expected? Do I see what I already know? And do I really know what I see? My best observation is that everything seems much bigger. Tall buildings, organized nature. Not streets, but highways, not sea but the ocean. How do we really decide the scale of things? I narrow them down with my 6×7 frame. A road, a motel in the outskirts, a summer house, a hotel by the ocean, a parking lot, many parking lots, and neon signs…Everything looks man-made, don’t you think? Another shutter release, another memory is kept. Is it?


Yiannis Galanopoulos