Matt Slaby November 27, 2009Posted by Geoffrey Hiller in United States.
Tags: United States
Motel, Jeffrey Road, Wyoming
Matt Slaby (b. 1979, USA) is a photographer based in Denver, Colorado. Before turning his attention to photography, he traveled the western United States as a wild-land firefighter with the U.S. Forest Service Hotshots also working winters as an EMT with a metropolitan ambulance service. Slaby interned at U.S. News & World Report covering the 2006 congressional elections and the Washington, D.C. political circuit, including the White House and U.S. Capitol. He has a background in writing and literature and holds a J.D. from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. His current photographic efforts are divided between the Rocky Mountain West and Latin America. His clients include: TIME, Newsweek, SPIN, Outdoor Life, XXL, Mother Jones, Audubon Magazine and others.
About the Photograph:
“A Wyoming travelogue in one act. Driving all night into the heart of Wyoming, I finally pulled the rental car off the road to rest. I reclined the seat but quickly sat back up, exhausted but unable to sleep. Peeking out the windows of this peculiar car, the world had suddenly changed, refocussed through these strange, little frames, their inset into the body of the automobile making them appear as awkward maritime port-holes. Lost in a sleepless haze, the metaphor seemed appropriate. It is how we travel, always peeking through a window into another world that is not completely ours, those foreign places we pass by at 65 mph, rapid-fire zoo exhibits, places we imagine as much as we experience.