Amtrak’s Southwest Chief.     The idea was simple; jump on the train in Los Angeles and over three days, photograph its passengers alongside the lambent splendour of the American landscape. Passengers shared a wealth of stories, perspectives and experiences as the Southwest Chief made a lazy meander northbound, through middle America, toward Illinois and its resting station, Chicago. The carriages were melting pots of conversation; ephemeral groups of strangers joyfully united by the expansive natural beauty around them and the narrow quarters of the train‘s carriages.
Shot for LGND.

Here’s an unapologetically broad edit of some favourite moments from a journey that, for some, was more than just a train ride.