Peter Watkins is a photographer based in the West Midlands whose Americana series explores the idea of the photograph as a document of truth. Peter scoured the region for subject matter that when taken out of their context, could be mistaken for traditional American landmarks: diners, garages, dilapidated barns. All of the images were taken using film for a timeless, authentic feel.
If you read this site regularly you’ll know I’m fascinated by American culture and music. I have never been there: my perception of it is taken from books, films and songs, so Peter’s interrogation of authenticity and the enduring appeal of this imagery strikes a chord with me.