Photo Essay

Trailer Park Christmas - Part I

Trailer Park Xmas

I felt like a trespassor, as I drove my parent's big, old beige Lincoln through row and rows of trailers. ( I would have turned the lights off, but they come on automatically) And, most of the shots required a flash. A number of times, people actually came out of their homes with angry looks on their faces. One time, 3 people came out and started walking towards my car....had to back out ~ and away! This first group of photos were taken as an "outsider". Part II will contain photos from the wonderful guys who graciously invited me inside their home, last night.

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  • peggy gardner

    peggy gardner gave props (25 Dec 2009):

    bravo ! next time try driving a pick up !

  • JOE FAILK

    JOE FAILK gave props (25 Dec 2009):

    Yea Rad Vote! Great set of photos. I know what you mean by some people getting upset. We had that happen a few times. Mostly when driving through the hills in TN and NC. Every one would start walking toward you and they didn't look happy. Maybe some were on wanted posters :)

  • Jason Platt

    Jason Platt gave props (26 Dec 2009):

    mmm trailer "Kitsch" not to be confused with trailer "trash" sometimes associated with its inhabitants...

  • diana

    diana (Deleted) gave props (26 Dec 2009):

    cool! i am amazed by the mix of mobile homes and motor homes. be careful out there!!

  • catharine amato

    catharine amato gave props (28 Dec 2009):

    excellent!

  • Debrah Leonard

    Debrah Leonard (Deleted) gave props (21 Jan 2010):

    Maura, let's go to a trailer park in Hawthorne... I'll drive - you shoot, the getaway will be easier. Great essay!

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