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Mar 21, 2010
12:00 AMTalk about Arts
The Big V is a Daily Delight
A young woman alone. A used Mazda truck. An open highway. Sounds like the makings of a great adventure story. And it is. Only this story is happening now in real time. Viktoria Ciostek is a
Each day Ciostek posts several images she has taken, along with a journal account of her day’s travels. Very few of the sights Ciostek documents are tourist attractions. She’s more interested in what you pass between attractions. She often sleeps in her truck, living on provisions she stocked at the start of the trip. For the first few days, she had a friend along as a companion, but that’s all over, and now the photographer (in her mid-twenties) is on her own traveling some mighty big country. What makes this so engrossing is that Ciostek has a way of describing things so you feel like you are right along with her, missteps and all. For instance, on March 18, she attempted to visit
If you want to follow Ciostek’s progress, check out her website. I would start from the beginning and catch up. One word of caution though: the font on the first few posts is almost painfully fine and difficult to read. On day seven Ciostek corrects this, and from there out it’s a pleasure.