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Hawaiian Shirts & Sea Shells at the End of the Highway Photographs by David Husom

The Trip: Florida City to Key West, 126 miles. Card Sound Bridge to Key Largo, Plantation Key, Islamorada Key, Marathon Key, Seven Mile Bridge, Big Pine Key, Sugarloaf Key, Stock Island—just about there, Key West. Mangrove islands, seafood, sunshine, blue and green, birds—thousands of birds, Gulf of Mexico on one side the Atlantic Ocean on the other. Nearest big city to Key West—Havana Cuba. January 3rd to January 15th 2012. The Car: 2012 Chrysler 200 Convertible—top down (of course). The Music: Jimmy Buffet (of course), Abba, Patsy Cline, Martha and the Vandellas, Paul Simon, Carl Perkins, Cyndi Lauper and XM Radio. The Food: Stone Crabs, Grouper Sandwich,Yellowtail, Fish Tacos, Brie and Guava Quesadilla, Crab Salad, Lobster Reuben, Shrimp Cakes, Shrimp Omelette, Real Deli Sandwiches, Fresh Coconut, Key Lime Pie, (and one very mediocre pizza). The Photos: Former US Navy Headquarters,Truman Annex, Key West; Shells, Gulf Coast Beach; Card Sound Bridge between Florida City and Key Largo; Willys, Key West; Cruise Ship, Key West; Fish House Restaurant, Key Largo; Shirts at Shell Warehouse, Mallory Square, Key West; Bar, Duval Street, Key West; Fish Tank, Bass Pro Shop, Islamorada Key; White Street Pier, Key West; Private Home,Truman Annex, Key West; Bat House, Sugarloaf Key; Coral Castle, Florida City; Mangrove Island, off Little Duck Key; Truman’s Little White House, Key West; Artist House, Key West; Laundromat, Key West; Old Seven Mile Bridge, Little Duck Key; Parrot Key Resort, Key West; Corner of Whitehead and Fleming, End of US Highway 1, Key West; and Gators (of course). The Thanks: Tom & Marcia, John & Susanna, Ann-Marie (of course). David Husom Photographs and text copyright ©2012 David Husom. All rights reserved.

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David Husom is a Midwestern based photographer who specializes in photographing the vernacular and cultural environment. His photographs are in a number of museum collections including the J. Paul Getty Museum, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the George Eastman House and the Minnesota Historical Society. His work has been published in a variety of publications including Aperture, Architecture Minnesota, Los Angeles Times and Where We Live: Photographs of America from the Berman Collection. He teaches new media, documentary photography and arts and cultural leadership at the University of Minnesota. He lives in rural Wisconsin with his wife and business partner, photographer Ann-Marie Rose.

photoGRAPHICS Number Three: February 2012

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