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      This Hardcover Edition of Wes Pope's Pop 66: A Dreamy Pop Can-camera Odyssey Along Route 66 is autographed by Wes Pope.

      What do aging beauty queens, modern-day cowboys, aliens, and Roy Rogers all have in common? Route 66.

      Photographer Wes Pope's book, Pop 66 is comprised of amazing photographs made entirely by pinhole cameras (camera obscura) constructed from pop cans. This technique, more than a century old, helped the author create a dreamy and surreal visual narrative for his adventures along America's legendary Route 66. "Perhaps this is the best way to photograph a road trip. The images are blurred and distorted, just like memories. And the sequence conveys something like the America of our dreams."- Claire O'Neill / NPR

      "The iconic Route 66 is this peculiar accumulation that wasn't planned. It was lots of different people, each working away at their American Dream, dotting an almost endless stretch of two-lane highway. The end result is not what any one person would have ever imagined. Utility poles and broken-down concrete. The boarded up dreams of Mom and Pop castles. All put together, these little pieces add up to create the American Parthenon. And so I hope it goes with these photos. You plan and plan and then you pull the little flap and see what happens." - Wes Pope

      Get your Wes Pope autographed book today!

      Product Details

      • Pages: 112 pages
      • Publisher: Pr Syndication Group
      • Release Date: November 15, 2018
      • ISBN-13: 9780692917558
      • Edition: Autographed Hardcover Edition

      About The Author

      Wes Pope grew up in Auburn, Washington. He learned to love the open road on long summer trips around the West in the family's propane-powered van-a passion that has never faded. The sixth-generation northwesterner turned a University of Washington undergraduate degree in Cultural Anthropology into a newspaper career that took him from Washington to Alaska, Texas, Illinois, Indiana, New Mexico, Colorado, New York, Arizona, and California, working as a photojournalist for the Tacoma News Tribune, the Santa Fe New Mexican, the Rocky Mountain News, the Chicago Tribune, and the San Francisco Chronicle, among others. Pope is currently Co-Director of the Multimedia Journalism master's program in the School of Journalism and Communications at the University of Oregon, Portland.