52 Card Pick-Up is an exploration of the architecture and atmosphere of the ubiquitous roadside casino in Gulf Coast Louisiana rendered in 2 formats, traditional silver chloride contact prints and as a deck of playing cards.
There’s a strange beauty in the architecture of opportunism. Sometimes they are glistening beacons, and others worn unmasked version of the desperation within. This beauty is represented in the capture and output of the prints, the highest materiality was used allowing for the hope or possibly of rendered beauty.
The deck of cards is, beyond the reference to gambling, a testament to the typologic homage to this pervasive seductress of loss and hope along the southern highways I call home.