Road Trip, Route 66
These images are part of a series of images taken on a road trip along Route 66, the “Mother Road” between Flagstaff, Arizona and Clinton, Oklahoma.
What were these towns and tourist attractions like before the Interstate bypassed them? Who stopped at the ‘Twin Arrows Trading Post’, the ‘Mountain Lion’ attraction, or camped in the desert at ‘Two Guns’?
Nowadays, the towns are dotted with abandoned gas stations, theaters, drive-ins, motels, diners, motor courts, camp grounds and other businesses. Fortunately, there are many interesting derelict buildings and distinctive signs in these towns.
Louis DeLuco has been an artist for most of his life and a Marin County resident for over thirty years. His artistic path led him through the areas of sculpture, painting, mural design, advertising design, printmaking, and to his main focus, photography. He has a B.A. in Art from U.C. Berkeley and a M.A. in Fine Art Photography from Lone Mountain College San Francisco.
Selected photographs have been published and exhibited nationally.