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i, 5 impresses place upon the highway. Driving towards, passing through, getting out of town. At the steering wheel, a person is separated from the 80 mph wind and motor noises, but not from the county limit signs and shifting landscapes. What is the relationship between the driver and the places named? The city that they are within the limits of, into which the next eleven exits stray deeper?

Using Google Street View printouts to visualize on-the-ground experience, the subjects of these photos attach them to highway signs that point to the places they are from. They have their feet on stretches of asphalt where there are no footprints. This series is an attempt to unabbreviate their hometowns.