Jasper Muse (b. 1991) is a Maine based photographer born and raised in South Portland, Maine. He studied photography at Clark University under Frank Armstrong and Stephen DiRado and digital art under Hugh Manon. Today we share his series, More American Road Poetry.
More American Road Poetry
A group of photographs made during a drive cross country to my cousin’s wedding. This work is “more” in that it’s a reiteration of the Americana road essay: young man with camera seeing his country. A classic rite. It is “poetry” through structurally emulating the genre of poems-about-America, specifically those that say “isn’t it strange? isn’t it vast? isn’t it unnamable?” in an excessive scope . Regarding these legacies, each image is to be a monument to its own genre function, and an icon of the typical within the universe of represented America.
To view more of Jasper’s work, please visit his website.