From Ashley Hagerstrand’s article for Don’t Take Pictures:

As a child growing up in rural Massachusetts, Horenstein became enamored with the music of country bars and dancehalls. Later, as a graduate student at the Rhode Island School of Design, his mentor Harry Callahan advised him to “find what you love, and shoot it.” This advice led him back into the dancehalls of his youth and has inspired every project since. His images exemplify the decades they were made in: women with beehive hairstyles half a foot high, men in bell bottoms sitting on wicker chairs, and Chamie, his mother’s poodle, regally posed on a floral comforter in front of baroque wallpaper.

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View the series “Honky Tonk: Portraits of Country Music” at ClampArt
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