After living in major cities – Birmingham, St. Louis, Charlotte, and Atlanta – for most of my life, I moved three years ago to the old Hunt farm in Pine Level, Alabama: a log cabin on a dirt road.
“After the Rain” ~ Autauga County (The road I live on)
Being challenged to find beauty in my new surroundings, I explored the dirt road where I live but was drawn beyond. With John Muir’s quote, “Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.”, I set out to find more beauty. This pursuit led to numerous backroad adventures of my Alabama and its famous, rich dirt.
Traveling deep into the Black Belt region as well as foraging nearby did not disappoint. I have enjoyed my native state even more as I have planned my trips into the wilderness to search for unusual scenes.
Richly saturating each final print with Alabama dirt-infused beeswax gives each print a unique quality. I hope to continue the project with a photo of a dirt road from each Alabama county.
“The Watch” ~ Perry County
“Winter” ~ Elmore County
“Cypress Park” ~ Montgomery County
“Mud” ~ Lowndes County
This week the women of F/4 Studio would like to welcome Vicki Wilson Hunt as our guest. When you visit Vicki’s website you will quickly sense a strong Southern influence in her photography.
Thank you Vicki for taking us down these quaint dirt roads via your beautiful imagery.