Out West is a visual travelogue documenting rural communities in the Canadian west by Canadian visual sociologist Kyler Zeleny. Over a hundred communities of between six and 1,000 inhabitants were documented. The project offers a version of the current state of affairs in the Canadian West, exploring how rural spaces experience an urban-rural time lag. The images conjure up a Vonnegut-like idea of being “unstuck in time”, where objects and the built landscape deceive the viewer as to what period they belong too.
Text and images © Kyler Zeleny