Figural Bottles – Newkirk, New Mexico
Long exposure photograph of an abandoned shop in Newkirk, New Mexico. If one were to doze off for just a minute on the way west out of Tucumcari toward Santa Rosa, you’d probably miss Newkirk. But the one-two-three punch of this near-ghost town (population: 7 in 2010, but who’s counting?), along with its pals Cuervo and Montoya are just as interesting as the bright lights of Tucumcari Tonight when you dig deep enough. Nestled deep amongst the overgrowth and the remains of Route 66 relics like the old motel and Wilkerson’s service station sits the seemingly random shop that once sold figural bottles, according to its hand-painted window signage. Exploring the inside, with its hand-crafted shelving and rusty mechanics, you can’t help but get swept in the nostalgic curiosity of old curios like these. Memories of old Coca-Cola bottles must’ve danced in our heads that night as we lit this little shop up with green from our Protomachines flashlight.
Frame not included with print purchase.
8″ x 10″ Print will have some cropping.
See “Additional Information” below for descriptions of print materials (i.e. Chromaluxe).