Littered throughout the American Southwest live housing that has seen a unique form of gentrification. Towns that once offered state routes as a main street, letting passers by choose to stop for the night have been bypassed with freeways just outside of town. Left alone, motels have been repurposed to tourist attractions, abandoned, or used for storage.
‘An Arizona Motel’ is a short photo essay of one of these structures. Sitting behind a simple fence has rooms filled not with people, but instead paint cans and hardware of all types.
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