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On the Road gallery shows three years of nationwide travel

Echoing the wandering philosophy of author Jack Kerouac’s “On the Road,” Sharon and Jessica Bussert bought an RV in 2014. After grabbing their cat and dog, the couple spent the next three years journeying across the United States, taking photographs. 

By Hand Gallery, located at 101 W. Kirkwood Ave., No. 109, opened On the Road, a gallery presenting the Busserts’ photography from the trip, on July 6. 

The gallery will be on display until Aug. 31, and is free to the general public.

Starting and ending in Brown County, the couple explored national and state parks, and stopped at various towns on their journey to the West Coast. Some of the images are from Indiana, while others highlight stops from their journey, such as Northern California, the Nevada desert and Glacier National Park in the Rocky Mountains of Montana.

The couple shot with modern digital cameras and a 70-year-old large format, using an ice fishing tent as a mobile darkroom. They also experimented with different photographic processes, such as tintypes, ambrotypes and pinhole photography. 

All of the images were chemically processed and printed to Kodak archival papers and are available for purchase.

Clark Gudas 

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