‘American Trucks’ from across the pond; Need-a-new-lane blues

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Updated Jul 3, 2014

American Trucks, by Ulysse Frechelin


The book pictured above with some of its interior images is a new fine-art photo book from Swiss photographer Ulysses Frechelin, The MB&F M.A.D.Gallery in Geneva, Switzerland, (also with an outpost in Taipei, Taiwan) announced its first-ever book release today, attendant to news of Frechelin’s show at the gallery.  

Frechelin’s clever use of close-ups on hood ornaments, chrome reflections and more draw something of a surprising portrait not just of the trucks but of the culture and way of life they represent. 

The photographer’s series of images came about during a chance road trip from Los Angeles to Santa Fe following a canceled job in L.A. that left him in the U.S. with two weeks’ time to fill. There’s definitely some compelling images here. You can find more via the publishing gallery’s website here, where pricing information on standard and limited-edition versions of the book are available. Click through a brief gallery of the images below.  

I-15 between Barstow and Vegas
Give us another lane already, says reader Eric Buckel of Salt Lake City, who wrote in thusly:

Was just wondering if there was any discussion or articles about the I-15 between Barstow and Las Vegas. It needs to be set to three lanes all the way, as there are a lot of travelers midweek. Baker grade has three lanes, but I’m talking about Barstow to Baker, and from the summit to the Nevada state line. A lot of other areas need to be more than the minimum two-lane freeway each side. Traveler volume is increasing and there needs to be a three-lane minimum for a lot of places.

Can you think of a few? Imagine so — tell us in the comments. 

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