Picture 6152 Abbottsford, Wisconsin
Picture 6753 Richland Center, Wisconsin
Picture 4696 Thorp, Wisconsin
Picture 4778 Colby, Wisconsin
Picture 6389 Appleton, Wisconsin
This week on the show:
Carl Corey is a photographer based in River Falls, Wisconsin. Lately, he’s been traveling the country in his small Winnebago documenting the quirks, contradictions, and moments quiet of beauty he finds in small town America.
In his pictures we see roadside motels, dive bars, and suburban homes with bizarre lawn ornaments. There’s a photo of an empty main street at night illuminated by Christmas lights and a painting of Richard Nixon bathed in demonic orange light.
Carl is calling his project “Americaville” and last week I got a chance to chat with him about this ongoing work. We discussed his time walking across Wisconsin, religion in America, and how Mark Twain has influenced his photography.
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