It’s Wednesday, so why not take a trip down the west coast on the historic Route 101 with New York City-based editorial, commercial, and fine art photographer Ben Sklar. Ben has always been fascinated with the beauty and isolation of this western edge highway:
Simple serendipity brought me to shoot the images while traveling and exploring with friends. I went there and couldn’t resist. Photographically, it turned out to be a great opportunity to open myself up to making landscape images and start to explore how people interact with the world.
The highway features everyone from explorers to hitchhikers to beautiful scenery, acting as an avenue for people to explore the pacific northwest and the communities that populate it.
Ben described it as a liberating time, with no deadlines or deliveries: “It reinforced the idea that shooting for yourself is the foundation of producing great work. The most challenging issue was editing the work, as there are so many beautiful images. I hope to go back for future trips and continue to photograph more stretches of the highway.”