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A Cast of Characters Photographed Across America

Roger-Kisby photography

With no money coming in and gas prices at an all-time high, I took off on a cross-country road trip. I didn’t have a set plan of where to go or what to shoot; I just knew that I wanted to travel and take photos before I returned to New York to start a new chapter in my career.

It was a fantastic experience. I tried to shoot a portrait every day, and I ultimately shot about 70 portraits of people I met along the way. These images are of whoever I came across: a biker at a rest stop in California, a priest at a church in New Mexico, prisoners on work release in Texas, squatters at Slab City, a stripper in Portland, a fly fisherman in Montana and many more.—Roger Kisby

Roger Kisby is a New York-based portrait and editorial photographer who recently quit his job in advertising to pursue a career in photography.

Roger-Kisby photography

Roger-Kisby photography

Roger-Kisby photography

Roger-Kisby photography

Roger-Kisby photography

Roger-Kisby photography

Roger-Kisby photography

Roger-Kisby photography

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  • http://www.theirishphotographer.com theirishphotographer

    love the work, wonderful shots, inspiring.

    gc

  • Albin

    It was when I saw Cimino’s “The Deerhunter” that I first understood it is a peculiar and often unhappy dissociation from reality, as compared with Euro art subjects who suspect what’s going on, that makes America. These are oversaturated weirdos, in the American grain.

  • http://photobasis.net Raimund Appel

    Great Work,

    love his other Work too!

    Makes me want to go on a Roadtrip too….