After crossing the US by train from Coast to Coast last fall aboard the California Zephyr and from Chicago to Seattle this winter aboard the Empire Builder, I recently traveled from Dallas to Los Angeles aboard the SUNSET LIMITED, through Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California along the Mexican border.
Another fantastic journey across the United States, exploring the beauty and the myth of the land, meeting all these incredible people going away or coming home, while being in motion yet without moving. The long hours, the tracks, the sound, the romanticism of the train ride make it a very fascinating trip, totally out of time. This ongoing photo project explores the idea of "slow travel" and the theme of frontier as a limit between spaces, time and people, and as a quest for new territories.
LIFE ON A TRAIN
Who takes the train in the US? Why? And where to?
The dining car is the train social life's heart. For each meal, passengers are assigned a random seat by the dining car attendant and and get to share a booth with other passengers. Countless faces, stories, and amazing -sometimes weird- people.