S: Drive-by Shooting on Old Route 66 – A Camera's-Point-of-View Karen Koshgarian
FC: Drive-by Shooting on Old Route 66 A Camera's Point-of-View Karen Koshgarian
1: Drive-By Shooting on Old Route 66 A Camera's Point-of-View From Chicago to Santa Monica in 2011 Karen Koshgarian All photographs and book design © Karen Koshgarian, 2012. See final page for additional information about this journey.
81: I drove US Route 66, from Chicago to Santa Monica in May and June, 2011. Having celebrated my 66th birthday, I thought a pilgrimage along the route was a symbolic way to mark not only the passage of years for me, but for the Mother Road as well. It was my first trip down Main Street, USA. With my partner, Elise Guidoux, we drove as many of the earliest alignments as possible, just to experience driving all aspects of its history. While some segments were dirt, brick or concrete, most of the drive was on asphalt, representing the changes that automobiles and distances have demanded over the years. From beginning to end, we covered 2,448 miles, starting at the corner of Jackson Boulevard and Michigan Avenue in Chicago, and ending at the Santa Monica Pier, in California. We passed through a corridor of time and history that was both enchanting and evocative. This book is a collection of visual impressions along that journey that I hope entices you to pack up and head on out to Route 66. Names and locations are intentionally missing, as I invite you to discover these treasures on your own. Happy Trails! Karen Koshgarian, February 2012 This is a self published book. All photographs and design © Karen Koshgarian, 2012. For all inquiries about this book, orders, or signed prints from this publication, contact Karen at firstname.lastname@example.org. I'd love to hear from you! | Photo by Elise Guidoux