May I Take Your Order?


When Swiss photographer Stephen Shaher went on a road trip across North America in 2004, it was only natural for him to make pit stops at diners and cafés to refuel. Take a look at his snaps of the cheap food he consumed--and the proud waitresses who served them--here.

Photos by Stephen Shaher

White Spot Cafe
Trinidad, Colorado, October 1, 2004
Waiter: Carol
Order: steamed burrito with beef, tea, Diet Coke ($7.34)

Photos by Stephen Shaher

All American Truck Plaza
Frieston, Pennsylvania, October 12, 2004
Waiter: Denise
Order: steak and eggs, coffee ($10.27)

Photos by Stephen Shaher

Rock & Roll Diner
Ocianno, California, September 22, 2004
Waiter: Carol
Order: Elvis burger (no bacon), potato chips, Coca-Cola ($9.55)

Photos by Stephen Shaher

The Palms
Twenty-Nine Palms, Colorado, September 24, 2004
Waiter: Alex
Order: Double cheeseburger, french fries (large portion), water ($6.00)

Photos by Stephen Shaher

Crash Site Cafe
Roswell, New Mexico, October 2, 2004
Waiter: Kristi
Order: burger Alien Goo, water UFO H2O, tea ($9.97)

Photos by Stephen Shaher

Shell Restaurant
Nipigon, Ontario, Canada, July 28, 2002
Waiter: Rachel
Order: grilled chicken breast, fries, tea ($17.65)

Photos by Stephen Shaher

The Pink Cadillac Diner
Natural Bridge, Virginia, October 9, 2004
Waiter: Brenda
Order: salmon, spinach, french fries, soup, soda ($11.23)

Talk about a gastronomic travel track!

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written by denisesanjose on 2012-07-03 in #lifestyle #analogue-photography #food #usa #stephen-shaher #america


  1. guanatos
    guanatos ·

    lol it's a great idea for a summer photoproject!

  2. susielomovitz
    susielomovitz ·

    this is awesome!

  3. lokified
    lokified ·

    What a great concept!

  4. denisesanjose
    denisesanjose ·

    @guanatos @susielomovitz @lokified It is! Someone should do something this in analogue and with the cooks/chefs as well!

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