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Photographer Danny Singer has, since 1999, been creating large-scale images depicting small prairie town main streets located in both Canada and the United States.
Many of these towns are only a stone’s throw from major highways, and are often missed by the passing busy interurban traveller.
Singer was struck by the concise, linear nature of these matured rural front streets, which still manage to suggest possibilities for renewal, reinvention, and growth. They contain all essential elements that define the historical town, constructed within a very human-scaled and efficient space. Industrial and suburban sprawl are of another world.
These exquisite works luxuriate in the myriad surfaces, textures, and clarified space of North American small town main streets and beautifully capture their fascinating nuances of light and place.