Max Mikulecky – Fugue State

Posted by Fabio 31 July 2019

Fugue State is a collection of photographs that examine the changing landscape of the American west and the notion of self-identity. A fugue state by definition is the loss of one’s identity or the formation of a new identity from sudden, unexpected, purposeful travel away from home. Many of these places share the staples of small-town America, and in that way, can start to blend together into an American West vernacular. Once a vital trade route, these communities have slowly faded from their booming economic pasts, while maintaining the peculiarities of small-town America. Today, a two-lane highway parallels the old wagon trail, and serves as my guide.