Several months back, our friend and fellow photographer, Sam Hurly, began filling us in on an upcoming project, featuring a few of our favorite things: BMWs, cameras, and the open road. Road-tripping has long been an essential part of the StanceWorks ethos, as there are few better ways to spend time behind the wheel. After Sam shared plans for a road trip of his own, we were keen on being involved.
Dont Miss: The 2009 StanceWorks Cross-Country Road Trip – Part I
We were three days into our all-but-agonizing road trip. Rife with troubles and issues, Andrew Sylvia and I had our fingers crossed that from Odessa, Texas, on, we’d have smooth sailing. Our sights were set on Tucson, AZ, to visit Nic and Steph Foster, our first true “stop” of the trip. With 8 hours of driving ahead of us, and wanting to make an early arrival, we were up and on the road at 4:00am.
I don’t know when it happened. Somewhere along the way over the past few years, I had slowly ventured away from going on those drives that start with no schedule or intended destination; the ones that take you off the beaten path to spend time with the car you so adore. Rather than map out the shortest most efficient route to your destination, you’d take random turns to see what interesting things you’d stumble upon.