Friday, October 29, 2010


Traveling The Mother Road, Route 66 POLAROIDS by Lydia Marcus

In February 2009, I traveled Route 66 from Los Angeles to Kingman AZ and hit a bunch of small towns too (Oatman AZ, Amboy CA, Barstow CA, Newberry Springs CA). I photographed nearly 150 Polaroids with my Polaroid SLR 680 SE and 600 Film. I nearly killed the camera in Yucca AZ when it got wet during outdoor shooting in light rain. The camera completely seized up and wouldn't even focus. Luckily letting it sit overnight in my warm Hill Top Motel room (a historic Route 66 motel in Kingman AZ) did the trick to dry out the sensitive circuit board.

Nearly 80 of the best Polaroids from that trip have been selected for my first Blurb book: Traveling The Mother Road, Route 66 POLAROIDS by Lydia Marcus. The book features historic Roy's Motel in Amboy, classic cars and trucks in Barstow, Route 66 motels in Kingman, AZ, wild Burros in Oatman, AZ, kitsch aliens in Yucca, AZ, neon and road signs, and much much more. Check out the preview below. Books can be ordered directly through Blurb.


Geek Porn Girl said...

So cool. It's always been one of my dreams to drive Route 66 (or what's left of it!). I wrote this short story series based on that dream:

I bookmarked your blog several years ago and still drop by. I enjoy your photography!

Lydia Marcus said...

thank you, i remember you! i want to drive the entire route eventually but just going from LA to Kingman was pretty cool. :-)