People on road trips like to document their adventures in photos — very bad photos. Then they put those photos in scrapbooks.
And then they hand the scrapbook to you and watch over your shoulder as you obediently pore over their pictures.
This leads to painful conversations such as:
“Yep, that’s us in front of the restaurant where we ate in Twisted River, Montana. Hey, honey! What’ the name of that place? That restaurant in Montana. You know, the place with the great guacamole dip?”
“The one on Highway 99?”
“No, the one on that service road that runs beside the main drag — what’s the name of that street?”
At times like this I actually sympathize with mass murderers.
On the other hand, a photo exhibit at Artspace 111 based on road trips is well worth a visit.
“The Road: A Photographic Journey” features the works of local lensfolk Jill Johnson and Billy Stone. The show runs through January 7.
Their photos are best seen up close and in person, but here’s a sampling: