Friday, 10 October 2008

Carry me ohio

This little number was found in this months Hotshoe magazine. Documentary photographer Matt Eich, has travelled everywhere, documenting some of the most feculant ways of living around the world. The latest series 'carry me ohio' looks into the heartland of the wealthiest country in the world, where a stretch of land lays, once known as the 'ohio coal belt'. No jobs, just an overrun of poverty. Heres some of my favorite images of the series.

Caption: The Goins family attempts to move belongings into a new trailer as dusk settles over Chauncey, Ohio.

Caption: Clayton Ator riles up his dogs Shank and Money after getting stoned. Ator, an ex-con learned to “shoot ink” in prison and does prison style tattoos out of his living room in Carbondale, OH.

Caption: Richie Goins, Jr. watches from the window of his parents trailer as cinder blocks are brought in to lay the foundation for his grandmother’s new trailer. Leetha Goins and her children Timmy, 25, Troy, 16, and grandson Will, for whom she cares, were displaced when a drunk driver swerved off the road and crashed into their trailer.

Caption: Troy Goins, 16, sucks his toes to console himself as he sits on his new bed in his mother’s trailer in Chauncey, Ohio. His autism makes it difficult for him to deal with even the smallest changes and self-stimulation is his way of coping.

Caption: Hank Balch, 38, and his brother Jeffrey Balch, 44, hang out and drink beer right off the main street in Glouster, OH.

Alot more of his work is published on his website here. If your a book lover then i recommend splashing a few quid on his book 'The good struggle'. Its epic shit.

1 comment:

braindeadscum said...

"Shank" and "Money".. what a fucking loser.

Dope photos..