Drew's spending three months looking at and photographing those places that we see almost every day, but we really almost never look at--those retail landscapes at the edge of your town--at the edge of really almost every town and city, large and small. He's undertaken this project because he wonders,
What have we lost as towns across the country look increasingly the same? Are Retail Landscapes changing our standards for what is unique and beautiful in our communities? Are these places that are so familiar to all of us changing our expectations of what a community should be?
Drew's speculated at what viewers one hundred years from now will think about these images. Will they be as quaint and outdated as those horse and buggy main streets? Or will they be so, so, so familiar that shots of fields, farm and neighborhoods are the true exotics?
So, museum folks, what say you? And, by the way, you have until midnight, this Wednesday, June 19, to help Drew's project along the way by supporting him at the crowd funding site USA Projects and you can see regular updates on his Tumblr feed.