Sunday, August 16, 2009

Midwest Cliché - Part One

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Midwest Cliché #1/The Barn Identity
© Larry Torno, 2009

When you think of the Midwest, and you're not from around here, you think of the family farm, that old familiar barn and Grandpa's rusty old truck that you learned to drive at age 13. Right?

Not me. I grew up in the city and consider it a day trip to drive the 20 minutes it takes to get to the "country". But for some reason, the Midwest has a reputation for nostalgic times and movie-scene family life, so that's what this photo series is all about.

Use your imagination as you view these memories found on the rural roads, just a stone's throw from our metropolis. As the saying goes, "We're not in Kansas anymore."


  1. A striking reminder that what follows death & decay is an abundance of fertility.

  2. Great idea Larry! Don't forget the corn fields, after all, the Midwest is nothing but corn fields, right?