"Revolutions: A Road Trip of 10 Million Landscapes" Fine Art Book

Revolutions is the story of breaking free. The story of escape. The story of leaving urban life and setting out into the wilderness. The story of a month living in a van and exploring the American southwest. 

"Revolutions: A Road Trip of 10 Million Landscapes" is the fine art photography book that documents the journey to break free and become nomads.

Have you ever considered what it would be like to escape your urban life and explore the open road?
If you could press pause on your life, where would you go?
Join internationally published and award winning landscape photographer Kristen Meister as she does exactly that - embarking on a 3,682 mile road trip through the American southwest. Kristen’s fine art landscape photography is sure to capture your heart, while her story of life on the road will have you eager to plan your own escape.
— Kristen Meister, "Revolutions"

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Scenic Traverse Photography by Kristen Meister

Award Winning & Internationally Published Photographer

Kristen's interest in art started at a young age, when she got her first film camera as a Christmas gift from her dad. It took a special 110 film, which is virtually impossible to purchase today. She loved riding with her parents to the drive-through film processing shop to pick up her photographs - there was so much excitement in opening the folio to see the pictures from a family vacation. The anticipation and excitement she experienced as a kid with film photography had her hooked!

The name Scenic Traverse Photography came about in 2011 to reflect Kristen's adventure seeking spirit and her love of hiking, scenery, and the outdoors. 

In 2015, Kristen's photography evolved to a new chapter - in a moment of clarity she sold the overwhelming majority of her digital equipment and moved to a Leica system for all her digital images. She currently owns and regularly shoots three Leica cameras:

  • Leica SL Type 601
  • Leica Monochrom Type 246
  • Leica M Type 240

While Kristen eagerly embraces digital technology, she also creates much of her artwork with traditional analog film. Her collection of film cameras includes an Ebony RSW45 large format camera, a Hasselblad 503CX, two 1970s era Rolleiflex TLR cameras, a Zone VI 4x5 camera, and a Shen Hao 9x16 panorama for large format film. Kristen also carries a Leica M4 for street photography, and develops her own film in her studio using traditional darkroom processes. Her preference is for Kodak color films and Ilford black and white film.

Kristen is a graduate of Virginia Tech (undergraduate) and Penn State University (post-graduate). In 2014, Kristen and her husband (The Photo Sherpa) moved to the Cambridge area in the United Kingdom, spending three years in the UK before moving back to Washington, DC in 2017.

Winner of the 2014 Vincent Versace Award for Photographic Excellence.
Internationally published photographer with works appearing in print, online, and on television.

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