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  2. #16 - Rob HannHighway 90, Texas.

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  3. Rob Hann: Background Noise

    Where did you grow up?
    Near Stonehenge on Salisbury Plain in England.

    Where do you live now?
    New York City.

    What do you not understand?
    All technology!

    Do you have anything that moves in your home?
    Not if I can help it!

    What smell have you been encountering lately?
    Coffee, bacon and cigarettes… source unknown.

    What are you most afraid of?
    Rats!

    Where do you spend your free time?
    Mostly in bed.

    What is good?
    Breakfast on the road.

    How do you manage?
    Very well, thanks.

    What do you spend a lot of time thinking about?
    Tottenham Hotspur.

    Instagram is:
    A mystery to me!

    What do you hear right now?
    Construction.

    How do you feel right now?
    Great!

    What are you?
    Don’t know.

    What is the problem?
    Don’t know.

    What’s the real problem?
    Don’t know.

    What calms you?
    Money.

    What do you try to avoid?
    Being broke.

    What’s the strangest thing you’ve seen recently?
    A wandering troubadour marched past me yesterday singing and playing his guitar.

    You are:
    Lucky.

    Photography is:
    Engrossing, nourishing, satisfying, exciting.

    Society is:
    to blame!

    The world is:
    My lobster!

    The universe is:
    Who knows?

  4. Rob Hann: On Photography

    When did you become interested in photography?
    I’d always had a keen interest in visual art but in the 1980s I became a model and was surrounded by photographers and photography. I thought it would be something I would enjoy and might be good at so in 1986 I bought a camera and taught myself to shoot.

    Why photography?
    It’s easier than painting!

    What are you currently working on?
    I’ve been shooting a large body of work called I Dream a Highway since 2001. I take road trips, throughout the US but mainly in the western states, and see what I can find.

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  6. Rob Hann

    At the age of three I climbed through a hole in the garden fence and headed off on my tricycle to visit my grandmother’s house a few miles away. It was my first road trip. Later in life I became a photographer and, in 2001, took my first solo road trip with my camera in the American west. I knew I’d found my subject.

    Since then I’ve moved to New York City and take to the American road whenever I get the chance. I’m not documenting the brutal creeping sprawl of corporate America. I’m seeking the magic that still exists in the spaces in between.

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