Americana Nirvana is a project by Nick Dantzer, a Washington, D.C.-based photographer. The project aims to capture scenes of the social and commercial landscape of the United States to inspire reflection and unity in a country often deemed as divided.
Nick was raised in and around the city of Detroit, Michigan and attributes this background and his travels throughout the United States as the inspiration for this project. For decades until its decline mirroring the automobile industry, Detroit was at the center of American post-World War II development, wealth, commercialism, design, and exceptionalism. Many of these themes, captured in their contemporary state, are reflected in Nick's work.