i took this photo of my friend josh in the cleveland museum of art on a road trip across america, where throughout the month of september i drove from portland to washington dc, down to new orleans and back across and up the west coast in the span of 30 days with the sole intention of mimicking one of robert frank’s cross-country photographic journeys for The Americans

it is the type of photo that i never would have shot without the influence of frank, which continues to this day and second and every moment i am out with my m6 in tow

there are maybe four or five artists i would ever call something of a hero but frank was one of them and now he’s gone