RetroRoadsidePhoto

Happy Home Decor for the Mid Century Minded

Just one of many maps created during the planning stages of a long weekend road trip.
After the trip is over, Stefanie gets to editing.
Up close and personal spot check. Vintage sign rust stays, camera spots go.

Vintage is Here to Stay

About five years ago Stefanie discovered an entire new way of seeing. It sounds strange, but for a photographer it's pretty big.

While on a cross country road trip Stefanie stopped to take pictures of some vintage Route 66 motels in the small town of Seligman, AZ. Stefanie got out of the truck, placed the Supai Motel sign square in her viewfinder and fell in love.

Some people might just see a sign, Stefanie saw a piece of art with history and a gorgeous sense of style. And in that very first frame, Retro Roadside Photography was born.

Since that day Stefanie has taken numerous road trips chasing vintage signs in an attempt to capture and preserve a disappearing culture. After each trip Stefanie spends hours reviewing and editing photographs before test printing images to make sure the color is just right. Not wanting to limit her art to just prints, Stefanie has expanded into canvas gallery wraps, wood photo blocks, iPhone and pillow cases.

With each of her photographs Stefanie aspires to increase awareness, appreciation and preservation of these iconic places. For the vintage signs, fiberglass giants and small road trip era businesses that are now gone, Stefanie hopes her work stands as a testament to their beauty and a reminder of what has been lost. Stefanie truly believes vintage is here to stay and it is her passion that drives Retro Roadside Photography ever forward.
Stefanie
Owner, Photographer
In 2009 Stefanie came across the Supai Motel in Seligman Arizona and fell in love. Stefanie has driven thousands of miles since that summer chasing vintage neon signs and roadside attractions brimming with kitsch.
RetroRoadsidePhoto uses 4 manufacturers.

Manufacturers

  • A Professional Photo Lab Eagan, MN, United States An environmentally conscious photo lab, all products are produced in the United States to exacting quality standards.
  • A Handmade Bamboo Block Company Portland, OR, United States A seriously green, local, handmade only company producing beautiful blocks for photo display.
  • A Professional Fabric Printer Hendersonville, NC, United States In business since 1932, this professional fabric printer creates beautiful home decor from my original photographs.
  • An iPhone Case Printer Orange, CA, United States A local, independent printer reproducing photographs onto phone and other cases.

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