by Patricia Lofgren
These photographs are of some of the landmarks that gave me an idea of how far I was from home before I understood the concepts of minutes or miles.
When I was very young I remember staring out the back window of our family car. I knew that when we passed the grey house on our leftwe would soon see the Christmas tree farm and make a right onto West Kerley Corners Road. We would pass Mr. Rockefeller's house and I knew when I saw the William's pond on the right my house would be staring back at me from the top of the hill.
These images are extremely personal but, at the same time universal. Everyone that has had a home can probably draw a map of familiar places on their way home. These places, that I grew up with, were so burned into my mind that when I was photographing them I had trouble remembering how old I was. I did not have to make too much of a choice of what to photograph. It was more a case of just lining up the image already in my mind with the back of the camera.