About the Book
Between 2010 and 2013, American photographer Roger Minick made two round-trip train trips across the United States—taking the California Zephyr between California and Chicago, and the Lake Shore Limited between Chicago and New York City.
SEEN from TRAIN, the book resulting from those trips, is a rare glimpse of an American landscape seldom seen by any other mode of transportation. From the California Zephyr, for instance, because vantage point is elevated, the viewer is provided an almost voyeuristic view of back yards, city streets, small towns, and remote farms and landscapes. In addition, by employing the train’s varied window frames as an adjunct to the composition, and by not worrying about occasional camera shake or always holding the camera level, Minick has masterfully recreated the experience of traveling by train.
American Roger Minick has been photographing the American experience for nearly half a century. His photographs are included in permanent collections at the Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the J Paul Getty Museum, George Eastman House, Smithsonian, and numerous private collections. Two previous mainstream photographic books, published by Scrimshaw Press, include DELTA WEST and HILLS OF HOME. Recent publications AMERICAN BIOGRAPHICS, SIGHTSEER, CELL PEOPLE, SEEN from TRAIN, PERAMBULATIONS, UNDOCUMENTED, THE ETERNAL STARE, PARTHENON MARBLES, CORNUCOPIA, EyeEurope, EyeRamblings, WEB.CAM, SHADOWLIGHT, DELTA, OZARKS, and FIFTY are published by Perambulation Press, a self-publishing venture founded by Roger Minick, specializing in fine quality limited edition books. Dylan Swift is Roger Minick's nom de plume.