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About photographer Frank Gifford:

In a video-dominated world where images jump, twitch and jiggle (but almost never linger) I prefer a so-called "still" photograph that does something far more remarkable. It freezes time and motion, and provides a License to Stare.

The site is a gallery and library of my work, shot for a wide variety of projects beginning in the year 2000. Rt 66 Pix is a convenient trade name (and snappy URL) but the scope is much broader. Ninety percent of the images were taken elsewhere.

My main interests include American life, mobility and transportation. The National (Cumberland) Road and Erie Canal have their own extensive galleries. A Lincoln Highway gallery is nearing completion. Other galleries are devoted to Preservation, Beale Street, Artistic Blur, Rust, Street Photography, Trains, Anime, and even Smiley-Face!

Rather than photograph in one style, I adjust my technique to the subject matter. Frequently this involves intentional blur or grain. Some images become Photo-Derived Art with added effects like watercolor or oil paint. The goal is to capture both the scene and the atmosphere, transcending a "documentary" approach. The Tech page has a detailed discussion of photography and equipment.

Some images have appeared in magazines and calendars. Currently, 19 Mother Road photographs are on display at the Route 66 Interpretive Center in Chandler OK, Others are at Home 66 in Slovakia,


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Permission is granted to link. All images, captions, descriptions and other material herein are protected by copyright. All rights reserved. The User Agreement is at the bottom of this page and the Home Page. Most photographs are available for sale or licensing. They are not offered through any other sites. "The Mother Lode of American Road Pix" and "The Mother Lode of Mother Road Pix" are trademarks.