"Stretching Out Ahead", a Photo Diary by Monika Oliver
By Monika Oliver
Leaving New York City for the Midwest was the best decision I've ever made. I promised myself that if I left, I would do everything that I'd given up by going there in the first place. I would get in my car and drive, I would be less careful, I would appreciate color, I would take every day as it came. I gave myself a year to see what it would be like, to see what I could create, and to see if I could go back to how I was before. These polaroids are a collection of the moments I felt filled with warmth and clarity. They were shot throughout the Midwest and Mexico over the past year. In these images I see excitement and love and melting sun and space to breathe and the road stretched out ahead.