"The Americana Collection" is a series of artworks showcasing moments that reflect a nostalgic time that once lived in America. Artworks that create a unique mood and take you back to a time between the 70s-90s era. Beau has taken modern-day snapshots of what these moments may have looked like in the past while still staying true to the American cowboy. Old roadside gas stations, vintage motels, and other historic backdrops create a timeless aesthetic with a western touch. 

Each of these artworks is available for purchase and comes in various sizes. For more info on pricing and sizing, please fill out the form below and you will be connected to one of the galleries that represent Beau's work. 

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I have always been fascinated by the lifestyles surrounding the 1970s-1990s era. I grew up in the 90s in a small town located in the Mojave Desert in California. The nostalgic imagery captured back in those days has such a unique feel to them. With that in mind and other inspiration drawn from classic movies, I wanted to capture a series of images that reflected a 1970s story based in the vast desert surrounding my hometown. In this particular image out of the series, I wanted to create a scenario of a woman who just showed up at this motel in the middle of the desert in her classic 1971 Ford Galaxy. A place where cowboys and other drifters come together. Something that tells a story of how cowboys in the 70s could ride their horses up and stay the night. Where vagabonds could escape and call this place home for a night or two as they pass through town. I wanted to create an image that takes your mind back to this time period and gives you an idea of what an ordinary day might have looked like back then. This location is an actual Hollywood film set called The Four Aces. I contacted the owner and after an extensive interview process, receiving an LA County film permit, and production insurance, I was finally able to create a series of images that have been on my mind for quite some time.


This artwork was one of the most challenging photographs I have had to produce. While creating a new collection of work in the Mojave desert, I had this concept in mind to capture a few cowboys posted up in an old motel lobby that had a 1970s feel to it. Vintage denim, dirty cowboy boots, and a room full of time-period-appropriate props, it was coming to life perfectly. While composing the photo there was something missing. When I looked outside as I gathered my thoughts, I began to smile while everyone else probably thought I was crazy. I wanted to stage a real horse with its head peeking through the open window as if he were greeting the cowboys. Horses always have quirky moments and are oftentimes amusing to watch. This was one of those times I really wanted to show off that personality. Carefully moving the horse into position, I had to wait for him to naturally peek his head in the window while his ears were forward. Luckily for me, the horse was as calm as can be but it was very difficult to capture a photo where everything was almost frozen. I was working with very limited lighting while shooting on a tripod so everything in the photo had to be still for the image to be sharp enough to print. After many failed attempts we finally nailed it. This was the last photo I captured on this roll of film.


While working out logistics for my new artwork series, Mojave, this concept was one of the more challenging production sets to pull off. The final image you see here was only captured once on a roll of 120mm film. Weeks prior to this, I knew I wanted to have an old phone booth built outside of this classic diner while parking the car at the perfect angle to not block the cowboys staged in the backdrop. I didn’t have any idea what the location looked like in person nor had any time to scout before the day of filming. I had to work with what few images I could find online, various angles taken from Google Earth, and a notepad which I sketched on to give me a general idea. On set, we spent about an hour setting up the phone booth in the perfect spot, followed by adjusting the two vehicles at the correct angle. We used a 1969 Ford Galaxie 500 and a 1971 Ford F-250 Pickup. Once the vehicles were in place, I began posing the cowboys in the background and the two models last. Looking through my camera viewfinder felt like taking a step back into 1975. Everything fell perfectly into place. The styling of the outfits down to the props placed around the set. It was an incredible moment to have come to life with barely any reference to go off of. I hope this artwork takes you through a nostalgic daydream as it does for me.


My artwork, Pit Stop, was created with references like Bonnie & Clyde and the movie Pulp Fiction floating around in my head. A story that focuses on two lovers stopping at an old diner somewhere in the Mojave desert. An empty and barren wasteland that stretches on for miles and miles offering those who visit a last call to fill up on gas, grab a bite to eat, or crash in an old dusty motel room for the night. I wanted to capture a mood that felt lived in. A place that allows your mind to engage with it and feel like you’re standing there under a hot summer sun. Surrounding you in an environment filled with rolling tumbleweeds, cracked leather seats, 70s country echoing through the valley, the smell of burgers on the grill, cigarette smoke dancing in the air, the bell hanging above the gas station door dinging as you walk in, and the lovely stare from a woman’s eyes sitting beside you. This artwork was also an opportunity for me to create a scenario that I believe was just an average day fifty years ago. A much simpler time in a place I once called home. This artwork is for those who live for adventure. For those who live on the road. Finally, for those who just need a mental escape from our everyday lives.

Print Enquiry Form

Beau's limited edition photographic prints are available to purchase. Prices range depending on size and editions.

Once you have completed the inquiry form below, we will be in touch to provide you with one of the galleries that represent Beau's work. They can help answer any questions relating to the price and size of your chosen image or idea.

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