Dad Hits The Road - Stephen Denton Photography - Los Angeles, California Commercial Photographer
Dad Hits The Road
Dad Hits The Road is an ongoing project that documents my recently retired father as he reluctantly embarks on road trips with me around the country. As he's not big on leaving the familiarities of his home in Tempe, Arizona, I’m taking my father far outside his comfort zone and attempting to show him why travel is such an important part of my life.
When I began to increase the amount of time I spent traveling, I would often ask my dad if he would like to join me on the adventure. I knew he wasn’t keen on travel so I wasn’t surprised when he would always find any excuse to avoid going. Finally retiring in 2017 from public education after 39 years, his never-ending excuses and lack of free time had come to an end, and we finally planned a trip.
Taking my father, a 6’5” restrained, ex-high school principal out on the road and watching him cautiously begin to unwind has been both extraordinary and entertaining. These road trips and the time spent together are something I'll hold close for the rest of my life. Even though he probably isn't as eager as I am to get back on the road, I can't wait to see where we go next.