My inspiration for The American Road Trip: Images and Stories from the Exits Less Traveled are my childhood memories of family road trips. That quinicential shared American experience made possible by years of progress. This contemporary documentary of the communities, buildings, and people that find their paths crossing within a few miles of Florida’s historic Interstate 4. As a Florida native, I was surprised how these images would come to reveal my relationship with a place I’d known my entire life, strengthen my understanding of its history, people, and ever-changing landscape. The work has been produced over the course of the last eight years. The current exhibition, Exits Less Traveled, contains over 30 pieces printed with pigmented archival inks. A select number of these will be chosen for oral histories. The oral histories will be matted and framed with the photograph to provide historic context to the image.