The Rockabillies are a series of photographs that examine a unique subculture. The individuals portrayed are not actors, but rather contemporary participants of Rockabilly culture who have co-opted the looks and values of mid-twentieth century America. The traditionally taken large-format photographs were made from 2001-2008 when I traveled all over the United States visiting those who identify as part of this group. In an effort to avoid creating images as an outsider, I chose to develop long-standing relationships with the individuals I photographed. The desire, in both myself and in those I depicted, for community, culture, and ritual was especially attractive post 9-11. This body of images portrays a culture that was created in order to turn a blind eye toward the harsh realities of a new era. The Rockabillies was published as a monograph in 2008 by the Center for American Places.
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