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Don’t stop. Keep right on going.

Rear Window, Summer 2006

© Leslie Hossack

“Don’t stop. Keep right on going. Hitch up your trailer and go to Canada or down to Old Mexico. Head for Europe, if you can afford it, or go to the Mardi Gras. Go someplace you’ve heard about, where you can fish or hunt or collect rocks or just look up at the sky. Find out what’s at the end of some country road. Go see what’s over the next hill, and the one after that, and the one after that.”    – Wally Byam

The first Airstream trailer was built in 1930 by Wally Byam. His dream was to produce a perfect trailer that would move like a stream of air. To this day, the signature shape of an Airstream trailer is recognized around the world.

The image shown above is from a grouping called Airstream Abstracts. The photographs in this series were taken over the course of an entire year. In 2007, they were part of my solo exhibition entitled The Four Seasons.

When the old stone church next door was sold in 2003, our new neighbour installed an Airstream trailer to live in during renovations. And so began my love affair with a travel trailer. This vintage icon appears to be an Airstream International Sovereign Land Yacht built in the early 1970s.

In the beginning, the Airstream was parked in the open churchyard. There it mirrored the blues of the sky and the greens of the grass throughout the long summer days.

Later in September, as the days grew shorter, the trailer was moved into the trees behind the church where it reflected the reds and golds of autumn, the sparkling whites of winter, and the tender yellow-greens of spring.

Sandra Bullock, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts …

Rooted, Summer 2006

© Leslie Hossack

The iconic Airstream appeals to celebrities and regular RVers alike. Famous owners of the silver bullet include: Lance Armstrong, Sandra Bullock, Johnny Depp, Tom Hanks, Sean Penn, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts and Denzel Washington. Airstream trailers have also been featured in movies such as Raising Arizona and Wall Street II, and in TV shows such as Grey’s Anatomy and NCIS.

Wally Byam who built the first Airstream in 1930 has achieved celebrity status in his own right. His dream was to produce a perfect trailer that would move like a stream of air. To this day, the signature shape of an Airstream trailer is recognized around the world.

The image shown above is from a grouping called Airstream Abstracts. The photographs in this series were taken over the course of an entire year. In 2007, they were part of my solo exhibition entitled The Four Seasons.

When the old stone church next door was sold in 2003, our new neighbour installed an Airstream trailer to live in during renovations. And so began my love affair with a travel trailer. This vintage icon appears to be an Airstream International Sovereign Land Yacht built in the early 1970s.

In the beginning, the Airstream was parked in the open churchyard. There it mirrored the blues of the sky and the greens of the grass throughout the long summer days.

Later in September, as the days grew shorter, the trailer was moved into the trees behind the church where it reflected the reds and golds of autumn, the sparkling whites of winter, and the tender yellow-greens of spring.

see the world in an Airstream’s gleaming skin

Trailer and Trees, Spring 2007

© Leslie Hossack

See the world mirrored in an Airstream’s gleaming skin. “At the beach you get the blue; in the woods you get the green.” Christopher C. Deam, award-winning architect-designer

Chris Deam has collaborated with Airstream for many years, bringing together an alluring balance of form and function. Among other projects, he designed the 2002-1012 International Airstream models.

The very first Airstream was built by Wally Byam in 1930. His dream was to produce a perfect trailer that would move like a stream of air. To this day, the signature shape of an Airstream trailer is recognized around the world.

The image shown above is from a grouping called Airstream Abstracts. The photographs in this series were taken over the course of an entire year. In 2007, they were part of my solo exhibition entitled The Four Seasons.

When the old stone church next door was sold in 2003, our new neighbour installed an Airstream trailer to live in during renovations. And so began my love affair with a travel trailer. This vintage icon appears to be an Airstream International Sovereign Land Yacht built in the early 1970s.

In the beginning, the Airstream was parked in the open churchyard. There it mirrored the blues of the sky and the greens of the grass throughout the long summer days.

Later in September, as the days grew shorter, the trailer was moved into the trees behind the church where it reflected the reds and golds of autumn, the sparkling whites of winter, and the tender yellow-greens of spring.

no screws, no nails, no glue – exclusively rivets

Budding, Spring 2007

© Leslie Hossack

The unique monocoque body shell of the Airstream trailer is put together exclusively with rivets – no screws, no nails, no glue. Over 80 years ago, the very first Airstream was built by Wally Byam in 1930. His dream was to produce a perfect trailer that would move like a stream of air. The body, which is made of lightweight aluminum, is held together by an average of more than 2,500 rivets. To this day, the signature shape of an Airstream trailer is recognized around the world.

The image shown above is from a grouping called Airstream Abstracts. The photographs in this series were taken over the course of an entire year. In 2007, they were part of my solo exhibition entitled The Four Seasons.

When the old stone church next door was sold in 2003, our new neighbour installed an Airstream trailer to live in during renovations. And so began my love affair with a travel trailer. This vintage icon appears to be an Airstream International Sovereign Land Yacht built in the early 1970s.

In the beginning, the Airstream was parked in the open churchyard. There it mirrored the blues of the sky and the greens of the grass throughout the long summer days.

Later in September, as the days grew shorter, the trailer was moved into the trees behind the church where it reflected the reds and golds of autumn, the sparkling whites of winter, and the tender yellow-greens of spring.

the Airstream is now an octogenarian

Icing, Winter 2007

© Leslie Hossack

The Airstream trailer is now an octogenarian. Over 80 years ago, the very first Airstream was built by Wally Byam in 1930. His dream was to produce a perfect trailer that would move like a stream of air. The body, which is made of lightweight aluminum, is held together by an average of more than 2,500 rivets. To this day, the signature shape of an Airstream trailer is recognized around the world.

The image shown above is from a grouping called Airstream Abstracts. The photographs in this series were taken over the course of an entire year. In 2007, they were part of my solo exhibition entitled The Four Seasons.

When the old stone church next door was sold in 2003, our new neighbour installed an Airstream trailer to live in during renovations. And so began my love affair with a travel trailer. This vintage icon appears to be an Airstream International Sovereign Land Yacht built in the early 1970s.

In the beginning, the Airstream was parked in the open churchyard. There it mirrored the blues of the sky and the greens of the grass throughout the long summer days.

Later in September, as the days grew shorter, the trailer was moved into the trees behind the church where it reflected the reds and golds of autumn, the sparkling whites of winter, and the tender yellow-greens of spring.

a perfect trailer that moves like a stream of air

Snowy Window, Winter 2007

© Leslie Hossack

The image shown above is from a grouping called Airstream Abstracts. The photographs in this series were taken over the course of an entire year. In 2007, they were part of my solo exhibition entitled The Four Seasons.

When the old stone church next door was sold in 2003, our new neighbour installed an Airstream trailer to live in during renovations. And so began my love affair with a travel trailer. This vintage icon appears to be an Airstream International Sovereign Land Yacht built in the early 1970s.

In the beginning, the Airstream was parked in the open churchyard. There it mirrored the blues of the sky and the greens of the grass throughout the long summer days.

Later in September, as the days grew shorter, the trailer was moved into the trees behind the church where it reflected the reds and golds of autumn, the sparkling whites of winter, and the tender yellow-greens of spring.

The very first Airstream was built in 1930 by Wally Byam; his dream was to produce a perfect trailer that would move like a stream of air. The body, which is made of lightweight aluminum, is held together by an average of more than 2,500 rivets.

To this day, the signature shape of an Airstream trailer is recognized around the world.

Smithsonian honours historic Airstream trailer

A Dot M, Autumn 2006


Dreaming, Autumn 2006

© Leslie Hossack

An Airstream trailer can be found in the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. It was one of four Mobile Quarantine Facilities built by NASA for astronauts returning from the moon. The unit on display there was used by Armstrong, Aldrin and Collins after their Apollo 11 mission. They were permitted to emerge from the trailer once it was determined that they were not infected by “moon germs.”

The two images shown above are from a grouping called Airstream Abstracts. The photographs in this series were taken over the course of an entire year. In 2007, they were part of my solo exhibition entitled The Four Seasons.

When the old stone church next door was sold in 2003, our new neighbour installed an Airstream trailer to live in during renovations. And so began my love affair with a travel trailer. This vintage icon appears to be an Airstream International Sovereign Land Yacht built in the early 1970s.

In the beginning, the Airstream was parked in the open churchyard. There it mirrored the blues of the sky and the greens of the grass throughout the long summer days. Later in September, as the days grew shorter, the trailer was moved into the trees behind the church where it reflected the reds and golds of autumn, the sparkling whites of winter, and the tender yellow-greens of spring.