“Motel Telephone, Flagstaff, AZ”
I’ve always been drawn to documentary and street photography. My influences are Stephen Shore, William Eggleston and Walker Evans. I came back to America in 2009 after working for two years in London and Paris. I set out on a road trip across the West with the intention of shooting landscapes, wide open spaces and the desert light. But I ended up being more inspired by the kitschy colors and the Hopperesque sense of loneliness I found in the cheap motel rooms I stayed in along the way.
Troy Nethercott is a photographer and documentary filmmaker living in Los Angeles. His photographs have been shown at The Infusion GalleRy in Hawaii and published in “Fifth Wednesday Journal.”
Selected by Natasha Egan, Curator and Executive Director at the Museum of Contemporary Photography.