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trainscapes: coast starlight & california zephyr

During a spur of the moment train trip to Los Angeles, I produced a series of photos from the train -- it inspired me to create a photographic project exploring the landscape as seen from the train. The photos in this series were taken with my cell phone from the Coast Starlight train while traveling to Los Angeles. I have expanded the series to include the California Zephyr train route from San Francisco to Reno.

coast starlight

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california zephyr

sonora desert

These photos were taken in the Sonora Desert at the end of a train journey. I have a deep love and interest in the Western landscape, and how it is portrayed in popular culture. I wanted to capture images that were reminiscent of hand-colored postcards promoting the idea of "The West".