Theres a sleazy relationship to a summary motel, and photographer Kate Berry has seen it her mission to capture regional Australias finest
Picture the road trip: a Kingswood wagon or maybe a Fairmont. Olivia Newton John in the strip deck. Mum and Dad smoking in the front. The marginally cranked-open window only serving to corral the smoking into the back seat. When you pull up at a small-town motel, the race be participating in and start from one single couch to another is sweet succour from the past five hours of travel sickness.
Thirty-plus years later, you’re in the grip of a quite different various kinds of sickness- nostalgia. In the 19 th century, it was considered to be a malady so severe it might get you dedicated. But it’s the lifeblood of Kate Berry, the Melbourne-based the founding fathers of OK Motels: an Instagram account- and, more recently, a gig serial- celebrating and documenting the unique world of the regions Australian motels.