Largely replaced by commercial gas stations and food chains, in combination with the decrease of private interstate vehicle traffic and state budgets, they mostly sit abandoned and unused in varying states of decay.
Having lost their function they become all about form, the empty symmetries attempting to control nature, as per a bygone ideology seeking to conquer the terrain. Symmetry, emptiness, and beauty confront their own meaninglessness in relation to the landscape.
Nicolò Sertorio is a photographer from Oakland, California. His work has appeared in various solo and group exhibitions and has won several awards in the United States and abroad. His photographs focus on the representation of the duality between the individual and his environment, cultural or geographical.