Rockabilly Culture in America | Photography by Jennifer Greenburg
Some of us feel certain nostalgia for the music and aesthetics of the 1950's, but for others this passion for the vintage Americana is much stronger - it is part of their everyday life. We might be over half of century removed from the 50's but in these tremulous times the careless optimism, family oriented mindset and timeless midcentury aesthetics might seem more attractive than ever. For most in this subculture it goes beyond the aesthetics or escapism - it became their identity, their way of life.
For her book "The Rockabillies", photographer Jennifer Greenburg spent most of the decade documenting the lives of Rockabilly community. Fan of music and collector of vintage clothing herself, Jennifer met Rockabillies around the country and photographed them and families in their everyday lives.
Although some of the characters depicted in Jennifer's book share lack of usual charismatic, playful optimism I've come to know when around Rockabillies, the photography is beautiful nevertheless and opens doors for us in to the lives of people colorful inside and out. You can order "The Rockabillies" here.
Era of great American cars, when gas mileage was secondary to great design, soundtrack of the day was provided by Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins or Bill Haley, when bigger was better, suburbia - was the trend and "I Love Lucy" was the "reality show" at the time.
Photography by Jennifer Greenburg