Although I haven’t been on the road much lately, I’ve been working on a few projects. The one I’m most excited about is a presentation I’m giving a week from today in downtown Tulsa at the newly renovated Central Library!
The Tulsa City-County Library hosts a series of talks annually where local folks share their travel experiences. I will be kicking off the 2017 series on Wednesday, January 18th with a presentation showcasing Route 66 from Chicago to Santa Monica! I’ll be showing photography and talking about the appeal of the world’s most famous highway. I’ll be presenting from 12:10 to 12:50 PM; if you’re free, come on down and give a listen!
Below are the other talks scheduled over the next month-and-a-half. The Facebook event is at the bottom if you want to RSVP. Attendance is free and all are welcome! Hope to see you there.
Rhys Martin was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1981. In 2009, he sold everything he owned and left the country, living out of a backpack for ten months. He discovered a passion for photography while traveling throughout Southeast Asia and Europe.
After returning home, he looked at his home town and Oklahoma heritage with fresh eyes. When he began to explore his home state, Rhys turned his attention to historic Route 66. As he became familiar with the iconic highway, he began to truly appreciate Oklahoma’s place along the Mother Road. He has traveled all 2,400 miles of Route 66, from Chicago to Los Angeles. He has also driven many miles on rural Oklahoma highways to explore the fading Main Streets of our small towns. Rhys has a desire to find and share the unique qualities of the Sooner State with the rest of the world.
Cloudless Lens Photography has been featured in several publications including This Land, Route 66 Magazine, Nimrod Journal, Inbound Asia Magazine, The Oklahoman, and the Tulsa World. In 2018 he published his first book, Lost Restaurants of Tulsa.
Rhys loves to connect with people and share his experiences; ask him about enjoyable day trips from Tulsa, locations along Route 66, and good diners or burger joints along the way.
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