retro roadside photography stefanie poteet



Hello There!
My name is Stefanie Poteet and I am the woman behind the lens of Retro Roadside Photography. In 2008, while on a cross country road trip I stopped to take pictures of some vintage Route 66 motels in the small town of Seligman, AZ. When I got out of the truck, placed theSupai Motel sign square in my viewnder— I fell in love.

Some people might just see a sign, I saw a piece of art with history and a gorgeous sense of style. And in that very first frame, Retro Roadside Photography was born. Since that day I have taken numerous road trips, totaling over 300,000 miles, chasing vintage signs in an attempt to capture and preserve a disappearing culture. In 2014, I embarked on Chasing Neon—a nearly 27,000 miles roadtrip across 48 states to photograph as many signs as possible to continue the Retro Roadside project. Many of the gems that I found along the way you will find in this collection!

Thank you for your interest and support of Retro Roadside Photography.

To see the video about my chasing neon trip and the successfully funded kickstarter project, click here!