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Dedicated to Bill Waldmire. The King Of The Road.
A Photographic Exhibition by Matthew Comer for the Illinois Tourism board in association with Edelman, Chevrolet & American Airlines.
Video directed and edited by Matthew Comer
Main Character Laurence Kevill
Music by John Lee Hooker
This is an exhibition depicting the love and loyalty still found within the Route 66 community and how the huge capitalist businesses around it failed to bring it down. In fact these huge businesses have later shut down leaving the original Route 66 independent businesses to stay welcoming tourists and locals alike. Dont get me wrong these guys arent in the clear and they continue to struggle whilst the I55 take their customers but the atmosphere, feel and hospitality still remains.
The American Diner will always be one of my most inspirations settings.
Long live Route 66. Long Live The Mother Road.