Steven Ahlgren


2003 - present

Before moving to Pennsylvania my wife and I lived for almost ten years in the NYC area. For much of that time I rarely drove a car.  Soon after settling in to our new home outside Philadelphia I began to really notice how much of my time I spent alone in my car, devoid of close contact with others, during any given day. At the same time I also began to pay attention to how much of our landscape has been totally yielded to the car. While this is not in any way a new subject for photography making these photographs was still the best way for me to record what I was most conscious of for significant parts of my day.