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Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

pop 66


POP 66: POP CAN PINHOLE PHOTOS OF ROUTE 66 – by Wes Pope

Since 1998 I have been photographing people and places along historic Route 66 using cameras made out of soda cans. The goal is to make images that look distorted and old while documenting modern life on the Mother Road. Along the way I met Roy Rogers & Dale Evans, Jesse Jackson, Jr. and the women of Exotic World, among many others.

This project has been feature on NPR’s The Picture Show and has been exhibited at the Photographic Center Northwest, at Craft Chemistry in Syracuse and at Corrosive Gallery in Chicago. I hope to publish it as a book someday soon.


Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

land-scape


LAND-SCAPE – pinhole photography by Wes Pope

Members of my family first moved into the Oregon Territory more than 150 years ago, and since that time the landscape has changed dramatically. I created these images using cameras made out of cardboard boxes and latte cups. The long exposure times give the impression of nature’s time scale – humans often appear as a blur. This project is a meditation on what is natural and what is manmade. The answer? It’s complicated.


Friday, May 20th, 2011

seen


SEEN – a portfolio of images by Wes Pope


For various reasons, these are a few images that have stuck with me from throughout my 15-year career as a photojournalist.


Sunday, May 15th, 2011

sport


SPORT – a portfolio of images by Wes Pope

These are a few of my favorite sports feature photographs from throughout my career. You can see that I have a fixation on baseball and rodeo. My rodeo project has been the recipient of an Illinois Arts Council Fellowship Grant.



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