After a few years of living in Maui, I returned to my roots in the deep South. Em’s on the Road began as a vehicle for documenting what captured me during my rediscovery of my home region and my study of historic preservation. I have wandered throughout the South capturing both characteristic and rare attributes of the region and sharing the beautiful, weird, and unique places I discovered along the way.
Traveling abroad is wonderful. I will get on an airplane at the drop of a hat if I can swing it; however, budgets and schedules don’t always allow for jet-setting. If my immersion back into the South and preservation studies taught me anything, it is that there is a lot to see and celebrate in the United States. Every city has a unique story and identity…. something that makes people care about it and stand out from the crowd. That is what I want to show at Em’s on the Road- cities and small towns with one of a kind businesses, buildings, and people with a story.
All of the images at Em’s on the road are my own (except where noted). I often feature the work of my talented husband Ryan Hines. Check out his work on instagram and youtube. Please give credit where credit is due. Thanks for stopping by!