Ruby Van Go-Go & Stuart In Love, photographed by Jennifer Greenburg from her project The Rockabillies.
The Rockabillies are an anomaly compared to other subcultures in that they base themselves and their lifestyle on another generation as opposed to music, ethnicity, or station. I began making these images because I was seduced by the idea that one could ignore the harsh truths of modernity in lieu of an imagined romantic innocence attributed to the middle 20th century. This seduction caused me to immerse myself among this group of people as both a participant and as a voyeur for nearly a decade. My photographs serve as records and monuments to an autonomous and unique way of life.
The Rockabillies will be published in 2009 by The Center for American Places.
Copyright Jennifer Greenburg