Artist Statement: Rush Hour

We normally think of the freeway as a place of unceasing motion and energy.
Driving on the freeway, you might experience a near airborne feeling of freedom and independence;
as if you are flying about in a bubble with no impact on your fellow travellers or environment.
But with all the rushing about, it's easy to forget the massive concrete roadway that supports us, constrains us, and binds us together.

Without the vehicles, these photos give us a chance to look down and appreciate the freeways, their shape and structure, and consider where these paths are leading us.

These photographs were made using silver gelatin film and paper: no digital steps were used.

- Steve Hanson, May, 2008