Kristian Thacker

Kristian Thacker is a photographer and artist from West Virginia. He studied photography at Shepherd University and continued his study while working in Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, MD. He now shoots for commercial and editorial clients across the United States and is based out of Pittsburgh, PA. His personal work is rooted in the deep tradition of American documentary photography. The pictures serve as reminders, quietly capturing forgotten moments and overlooked people throughout the American landscape.

Mulch Pile Covered in Frost in a Freezing Fog on the Plains

Mulch Pile Covered in Frost in a Freezing Fog on the Plains

Replica Jet Suspended in Terminal C

Replica Jet Suspended in Terminal C

Mt. Evans Parking Lot at Fourteen Thousand Feet

Mt. Evans Parking Lot at Fourteen Thousand Feet

Places

Places is a brief glimpse of a larger ongoing series that examines the American landscape, its continued evolution in the 21st century, and how we experience that landscape. Now that cross country travel is simple and ordinary how does that shape our perception of the places we travel to and see? With prescribed lists of what is worth seeing thrown at us everyday we ignore all that falls between the start and end points on our maps. Racing from place to place for another experience, another photograph, and another spot checked off an unending list.

Register Cliff

Register Cliff

The Sale Barn

The Sale Barn

Well Worn Trail in Nature Preserve

Well Worn Trail in Nature Preserve

Festive Parking Meter

Festive Parking Meter

Indoor Tractor Pull

Indoor Tractor Pull

Satellite Dish Obscured by Overgrown Shrubbery

Satellite Dish Obscured by Overgrown Shrubbery

Alley with Fourteen Garages and Parking Pads

Alley with Fourteen Garages and Parking Pads

Power lines, Tree, Gravestones, Houses, Hills

Power lines, Tree, Gravestones, Houses, Hills

Crowd Gathered to Watch Event

Crowd Gathered to Watch Event

Wind Farm on the Pawnee National Grassland

Wind Farm on the Pawnee National Grassland

To view more of Kristian’s work please visit his website.



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