TRAINSCAPES is a photographic exploration of the American life and landscape from the vantage point of an Amtrak passenger. The photographs observe history, capture the present and suggest future possibilities. They exhibit the atmosphere of varying days, structures found in the built environment and patterns of nature. From my seat I am given a priviledged view of scenes not accessible by foot, plane or car. At a specific moment my goal is to frame bits and pieces of the world passing in a fraction of a second. My photographs express how our land is developed through the power of human interest and force of nature. As an artist I search for the upspoken story.
Funding for future train routes, Pacific Surfliner and Coastal Starlight, has been made possible by the Puffin Foundation.
Stacey is an artist, freelance photographer and educator living in Virginia. Her book Trainscapes is a photographic exploration of the American landscape from the vantage point of an Amtrak train passenger.
TRAINSCAPES Published July 15, 2010