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 and challenge divides grounded in place and position. 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, Detroit was 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.
When not taking photographs or adjusting the route options on Google Maps to avoid highways and tolls, Nick works in public policy and believes in public service.