For couple of years, I’ve wanted to go on a hitchhiking trip with the intent of interviewing the people who give me a ride. I set aside six days in June, packed a tent and sleeping bag and travelled along the Oregon coast with an audio recorder in my pocket. I wanted to capture the experience for people who have never had the chance, or who may never feel comfortable hitchhiking or picking up a hitchhiker. I wanted to expose the hitchhiker/driver relationship, and share some of the drivers’ stories. There are countless reasons, social, economic, aesthetic and environmental, why I think hitchhiking is a beautiful experience, and I hope some of those come across in these recordings.
Socially Engaged Art