German photographer Robert Götzfried recently took a trip from Washington D.C. to Nashville, Tennessee. Along the way, he used his camera to capture the People of the South in a photo series that gives a compelling look into what the American South has to offer.
Götzfried’s trip lasted 2 weeks and spanned over 2200 miles – roughly the same distance you’d have to drive to get From Los Angeles, California to Orlando, Florida.
It’s no surprise that along the way, he encountered a number of characters, each of whom had a story more unique than the next to share. The anecdotes range from humorous to heartfelt and offer a very personal look at a life and environment Götzfried had never experienced before.
Below are the photos and descriptions from People of the South:
Image credits: Photos by Robert Götzfried used with permission