John Sanderson | Carbon County – Ep.109

“I saw the sun coming over the east, over the landscape and the farmlands and I saw this hot air balloon that was coming up, this bright red…extremely saturated red hot air balloon…and behind it was sun lighting it up from behind…I looked over at my dad and he just kept driving… ” John Sanderson is a large format film photographer based in New York City. He is probably best known for his portrait-like series of mid-century diesel locomotives and his series entitled Railroad Landscapes. I met John at the reception for the Rust Belt Biennial at the Sordoni Gallery in PA. That is where I became aware of his latest work, Carbon County and the beautiful portfolio box that he published with Zatara Press. We talk a lot about this work and how it started with a residency at a ranch and finished with John going back to be the ranch photographer with his wife and their new twin boys. This episode sponsored by the School of Visual Arts MFA Photography, Video, & Related Media – Charles Traub, Chair. Visit @realphotoshow on Twitter/IG/FB