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Americana 2

A year ago, when DuckDuck collective first came together, we posted a blog entitled “Americana”. This was the first time that the three of us had ever combined our imagery together into a single project.

“Americana 2″ is a look into some of the more personal images and portraits we have taken over the last year as a team. It has been a beautiful ride and we are so glad so many of you have enjoyed it with us.

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31 Responses to “Americana 2”

  1. Stunning pictures! I love your works, they are so emotional and storytelling, really impressive!

  2. stephanie says:

    everything you guys do amazes me & inspires me. like, i wish i was kidding, but i’m not. your stuff is fascinating.

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  4. Girish says:

    Wonderful set of images.

    Been couple of times here, now I will surely be a regular. Saw some videos as well. Very creative and style work.

    Could you share what post work did you do on the photos here, love the tones.


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  7. Lonnie Webb says:

    i LOVE this post. such an awesome collection.

  8. Nando A.G says:

    Me encanta el toque de cotidianidad que tiene cada toma… Felicidades muy buen trabajo.

  9. Theo says:

    These photographs -scratch that- ALL of the images that you guys have been kind enough to show us here on your blog are simply incredible. If I could produce pieces of work that were but a fraction as good as yours is then I would honestly consider myself truly blessed. I have never come across a collection of work that I have found so impressive, and so inspiring. If you guys ever feel like sharing any shooting/processing tips about how you get your shots looking so natural, so soft, and so simply wonderful, then I (and no doubt many others) would be hugely grateful.

    Keep on doing what you’re doing, because what you are producing is beautiful.


  10. Sammy Rich says:

    Bravo! Very nice work.

  11. Judy says:

    amazing, it makes me smile.

  12. Isa says:

    Great work.

  13. Yanyra Nativi says:

    I love the picture with the man with the musical glasses. I’ve seen him ever since I was a little girl. Old town Alexandria is a beautiful place. It’s also my favorite (:

  14. AMAZING! I’ve known the man with the musical wine glasses since I was a little girl. Old Town Alexandria is a beautiful place and also my favorite (:

  15. Stef says:

    Felt like being there, with you guys. Thanks for a nice trip.

  16. I bleed toner says:

    This stuff breaks my heart, it’s so earnest.

  17. mjcjose says:


    LOVE FROM THE Philippines. MJ

  18. jj says:

    Any of this from the bloomington indiana surrounding area?

  19. @JJ Hmm. None of the ones I took. I’ll ask Matt and Ally…

  20. Darling Nikki says:

    Look at these fucking hipsters.

  21. Brooks Smith says:

    I think these may be some of the most beautiful pictures ever.
    Please post more

  22. Levi says:

    This is less Americana than it is pictures of the working class mixed in with a bunch of hipsters.

  23. Kenny Smith says:

    The negativity of certain comments only says you could never dream of being this good. Duckduck, keep up the amazing work!

  24. dan says:

    they don’t say very much. The quality is good, but they just seem aesthetically trendy. I almost thought this was an urban outfitters shoot. Americana? It is just an elderly person after 3-4 pictures of young hipsters.. Damn you Jack Kerouac! Sorry, I figured someone should leave feedback that is more critical. You’re pictures are good, but they don’t say very much, especially as a whole. You would hands down win the facebook award for best photo album, but as art- not much is said other than…..I have pretty friends, we travel, and I take pictures of “Average” people occasionally, which results in a blue-collar/americana transfer, negating my hipster status.

  25. Lyle says:

    I thought all the shots were awesome. I really enjoyed the pic of the guy sitting deep in thought with the blues lighter in his hand and the shot of the girl with a transparent veil. Well done all together though.

  26. Jason says:

    Great pics! You got some great shots.

  27. Andy D says:

    peaceful, full of depth, thoughtful,

  28. MEL says:

    This body of work impresses the importance of quietness, community, and moments of experience. Thank you for the reminder. I am also a practicing artist myself: a printmaker.

  29. john says:

    What’s wrong with being hip?

  30. hipsterhatred says:

    fuckin hipsters…

  31. Justin says:

    I see hipsters!

    But really awesome photos, seriously.


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