Mobile Series of Photographs
Photographed by Cindy Ord
Photographer Cindy Ord has a passion for trailers
that led her to take these moody evocative photos.
Here is the artist’s in
her own words describing why she took these photos
and what they meant to her:
“Mobile? Not really….
Discretely concealed below their
aluminum facade lies a foundation consisting of
wheels, an axle, and a trailer hitch…. However,
they are hardly “mobile”. Often strapped
to the ground, as if they are held there against
their will and seemingly trapped among the like
until they eventually deteriorate and crumble.
Interestingly, the same metaphor
can often be used to describe their inhabitants….
Stereotypically, lower income, transients, or retirees.
There is a profound sense of loneliness
Throughout my life, I have always
had an overwhelming attraction to these “mobile”
dwellings. Having grown up next door to a trailer
park, they became a constant for me and in capturing
them today, I find comfort in their familiarity.
I am interested in sharing these
images with others and hopefully provoking some
thought as to the history behind them or the secrets
that they hold.
Although documenting them has
been quite precarious at times (often involving
trespassing, scaling walls, and trying to avoid
being shot by the locals) – it has been an
interesting anthropological study, which I hope
to continue for years to come.”
Cindy Ord's Bio:
The artistic style of Cindy
Ord is a direct reflection of Florida, the state
in which she was born and raised. Images depict
small town life and the people who inhabit it. The
obscure, the strange, and the delightfully mundane
are often the primary subjects in her work....
As a young artist Cindy left Florida
behind to pursue her passion in New York. Studying
under some of the great masters she developed her
vision and spent many years capturing life in the
However, over the years, it became
clear that her most honest work was being imagined
and created on visits back to her home state of
In 2005 Cindy returned to Florida
where she resides today with her husband Andy, dog
Piper, and cat Chicken. Her work has been exhibited
all over the world and is in many notable private
collections. She continues to shoot small town life
and loves every obscure, strange, and delightfully
mundane minute of it!