AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL | THE ALL-NEW ANNE WATSON PHOTO GALLERY INSTALLATION AT THE OC MART MIX
While Food Photography is my passion, there are a number of other subjects that catch my eye through the lens of my camera. One of my favorites is Americana. Anything to do with this great country of ours & what makes it unique, I love. Its landscapes, its people, its monuments, its flag – everything. So, when July rolled around this year & Americans everywhere started donning their red, white & blue in celebration of Independence Day, I felt the urge to switch things up a bit on my Anne Watson Photography gallery wall at The OC Mart MIX in Costa Mesa’s SoCo Collection to reflect my love for America the Beautiful.
All of the photos in this new Black & White installation were taken during my motorcycle travels with my husband, author Tim Watson. After we were married in 2010, Tim & I spent the first two months of our marriage on the back roads of the Western U.S., covering 8,000+ miles of two-lane highways, soaking up America’s vast expanses of adventurous terrain from the seats of our Harley-Davidsons. Tim wrote his book, “There and Back Again To See How Far It Is,” based on this journey of ours. And, I took the photos.
All of the photos in this new Black & White installation were taken during my motorcycle travels with my husband, author Tim Watson, during which we covered 8,000+ miles of two-lane highways in the Western U.S.
We rode through the dry deserts of Southern California, Arizona, New Mexico & Nevada – wound through the mountains of Utah, Wyoming & Idaho – then cruised down the coast of Oregon & Northern/Central California. All along the way we saw new & amazing things – met all sorts of interesting people – and grew an appreciation for the incredible array of Americana that is out there just waiting to be discovered.
So, my new installation is a tribute to the discoveries we made along our journey. It’s a small sampling of some of the interesting places we passed through, sights we saw and people we encountered. If you want to read about them in detail, then be sure to pick up Tim’s book, available through all major booksellers including Barnes & Noble and Amazon.com. And then feel free to drop by the Anne Watson Photography gallery wall in The OC Mart MIX next time you’re in Costa Mesa to check out the latest photos on display. Meantime, below is a recap of what you’ll find – all available for purchase – simply email Anne Watson Photo for a pricing sheet & to place your order! firstname.lastname@example.org