In preparation for my impending trip back to one of my favorite places in the world, Arizona, I am going to be highlighting some of the cool things that I hope to see while there. This brings me to an awesome old magazine called Arizona Highways. This was, and still is, a magazine that is published and maintained by the Arizona Department of Transportation. It was started to get people to come to the State and to help pay for the roads.
It is also a great place to find some amazing photos of the region. Now this issue that I have was made in 1966 by the Arizona Highway Department (Now the DOT) and it has some amazing photos of the landscapes of the entire state of Arizona from the high desert to the Grand Canyon as well as that famous tall rock formation in Canyon de Chelly used for several commercials.
I hope to take this copy with me on my trip and try, note the qualifier “try,” to duplicate some of the shots. Who know, maybe I’ll strike gold. lol Either way it will be fun.
There were far too many photos to scan but I thought this would give you a taste of what can be found in these old magazines.
Stay tuned as I will be checking in often with another tantalizing morsel of AZ culture for you guys. So until next time, keep on looking through that lens (or viewfinder, lol) and capture what you love on film, it is the future after all.
See ya next time,
written by 110isnotdead on 2012-11-02