Abord the CALIFORNIA ZEPHYR and LAKESHORE LIMITED,
from San Francisco to New York
This ongoing photo book project portrays my journey across America by train.
It took me 5 days, 4 time zones, 3397 miles across 11 states to travel from San Francisco to New York. The long hours, the tracks, the movement, the sound, the romanticism of the train ride gives a particular intimacy with the American landscape, allowing oneself to be in motion, yet without moving, exploring the idea of frontier as a limit between spaces and time, and as a quest for new territories.
I ate a lot of burgers, took tons of pictures and met countless amazing people.
One of the most incredible journeys, a real leap in time, a fantastic human experience and such an interesting way to get to know this huge country.
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.