FROM ELVIS TO THE HOLY LANDS


DAN BURN-FORTI
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© Dan Burn-Forti from the series 'From Elivis to the Holy Land'

Although I’d visited the US on a number of previous occasions, I'd somehow managed to never see any of the Southern States, and so in May 2016 I took a meandering six day drive from New York to Florida, via West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee and Georgia. My circuitous route was chosen partly by the weather, curiosity and the occasional recommendation from people I encountered on the way. Some places were underwhelming (and anyone who’s visited Atlantic City will probably know what I mean), whilst others were weirder than I had expected, with the Holy Lands Experience in Florida giving Tennessee’s Pigeon Forge a run for it’s money in the peculiar stakes. Although it was really too much to try to see in such a short space of time, I still managed to get a taste of many different aspects of America; I saw breathtaking scenery in the Smoky Mountains, windswept holiday misery on Daytona Beach, historical gravity in the colonial architecture of Savannah, an incomprehensible cultural mash up in the Bavarian town of Helen, Georgia to name but a few. This set of pictures hopefully captures some of this diversity and a touch of the oddness and beauty that the US of A seems to specialise in.


© Dan Burn-Forti from the series 'From Elivis to the Holy Land'


© Dan Burn-Forti from the series 'From Elivis to the Holy Land'


© Dan Burn-Forti from the series 'From Elivis to the Holy Land'


© Dan Burn-Forti from the series 'From Elivis to the Holy Land'


© Dan Burn-Forti from the series 'From Elivis to the Holy Land'


© Dan Burn-Forti from the series 'From Elivis to the Holy Land'

 

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