Photography Josef Hoflehner immortalizes the emptiness in Roadside America
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Josef Hoflehner immortalizes the emptiness in Roadside America

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Giulia Guido
Roadside America Josef Hoflehner | Collater.al

Born in 1955, Josef Hoflehner was born in Wels, a city in Austria, a country that offers breathtaking views and where the mountains are lost in sight. Despite the beauty offered by his native country, Josef was missing something, missing deserts, coasts, and huge empty spaces.

It was precisely this emptiness that the Austrian photographer needed, for himself and for his shots. His series Roadside America is dotted with deserted streets that seem endless, landscapes in which the only absolute protagonist is the horizon. 

It seems to have ended up in a post-apocalyptic world, where the presence of man is visible only thanks to the few houses, the white stripes on the asphalt, the fences. 

It sounds fake, but it’s not. They’re the states of Middle America. 

Roadside America Josef Hoflehner | Collater.al
Roadside America Josef Hoflehner | Collater.al
Roadside America Josef Hoflehner | Collater.al
Roadside America Josef Hoflehner | Collater.al
Roadside America Josef Hoflehner | Collater.al
Roadside America Josef Hoflehner | Collater.al
Roadside America Josef Hoflehner | Collater.al
Roadside America Josef Hoflehner | Collater.al
Roadside America Josef Hoflehner | Collater.alRoadside America Josef Hoflehner | Collater.al
Roadside America Josef Hoflehner | Collater.al
Roadside America Josef Hoflehner | Collater.al
Roadside America Josef Hoflehner | Collater.al
Roadside America Josef Hoflehner | Collater.al
Roadside America Josef Hoflehner | Collater.al
Roadside America Josef Hoflehner | Collater.al
Roadside America Josef Hoflehner | Collater.al
Roadside America Josef Hoflehner | Collater.al
Roadside America Josef Hoflehner | Collater.al
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Written by Giulia Guido
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