In making these photographs I was very interested in two things. The stature that the driver’s constantly exhibited and also the constructed space, the truck stop, that envelops them. I identified with these figures as lonely outcasts who love the road and their trade. But, I quickly began to learn that the industry had increasingly become modernized and these people were no longer ‘ruffing it”. I chose to photograph mostly at night to portray the synthetic beauty that these environments inspired in me and also in its inhabitants. It is through these people that we are able to learn a great deal about our history, culture, and society and where it is taking us.