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Hitting the Road with Nika States

  • Posted by SHFT on December 15, 2011 in Photography
  • With the end of the year approaching, we're starting to get the itchy feet we always get thinking about our next travel excursion. To denote the occasion, let's have a look at these fantastic road photos from Oakland's Nika States, which capture his friends and landscapes in epic fashion.

    On what drives his artistic impulse, States said this to I Love That Photo:

    Nearly two decades given over to the inability to appreciate my surroundings, and then a slow, happy epiphany – that’s something that influences not just my photography, but also my writing, my circadian rhythm, and the way I interact with people. I also find that the poetry of Derek Walcott and the music of Josh Pyke and Christ Thile have made a real impact on the things I do. A few people I love clued me into the idea that I might be a photographer long before I would ever have admitted to any such aspiration.

    Lots more Nika States stuff at his blog, Propellers for Umbrellas, and his Flickr.


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