Ry Shorosky began working as a long-haul trucker after graduating art school in 2014, and has been exploring the endless landscape of the United States on and off ever since.
Through rearview mirrors, deserted highways, and late-night gas station stops, Shorosky has captured an American road trip like no other. His journeys are often long, strenuous, and isolating—but while the job requires him to keep two eyes on the road, it’s also trained his artistic eye to find beauty in an unconventional and often misunderstood lifestyle.
The stories for Here Magazine issue 12 were commissioned well before the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 crisis a global pandemic. We hope these stories bring the world a little closer to you—and offer some reflection on the world we want to return to once it’s safe to travel again. To learn how you can help affected communities around the world, visit GlobalGiving’s Coronavirus Relief Fund.