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My Current HDR Project — American Diners
“A restaurant in the shape
of a railroad car.”
American diners are like time capsules. They evoke an emotional spark to the landscape. Metallic textures, curved counter tops and leather stools are a photographer’s dream prop. Neon lights outside, push button jukebox at the table inside.
Diners are characterized by offering a wide range of foods, mostly American, a distinct exterior structure, a casual atmosphere, a counter, and late operating hours. “Classic American Diners” are often characterized by an exterior layer of stainless steel—a feature unique to diner architecture.
I have been shooting diners ever since my days in college, lugging a 4″x 5″ camera up and down Route 1 from Boston to New York. But now the digital DSLR and HDR (high dynamic range) post processing brings the image detail to a new level. Many of the diners are now gone. This ongoing project is my archive of vintage Americana.