these photographs were made while wandering throughout the often untraveled backroads of the west, in search of a more real america than the one most of us are familiar with. by taking smaller highways and exploring forgotten towns, i found that america is a place with a sense of poetic beauty and grandeur.
perhaps these photographs will serve as a vehicle for a type of cultural self reflection, to know that our country has more than golden arches, strip malls and track homes. america has character and lots of it!
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Tom Fowlks is western photographer drawn to the outdoors, adventure and self proclaimed "real men, doing real things".