Book Giveaway: “Northern Tier” by Thomas Wilson

UPDATE: Congratulations to @pyfilm for winning this giveaway! 

If you’ve been following our Instagram you’ve probably seen us spamming you about the giveaway we’re running for Thomas Wilson‘s new book “Northern Tier”. We are absolutely thrilled to have the opportunity to promote such a beautiful book that captures what it’s like to bike from New York City to Oregon, and all the rural Americana vibes you get on that journey.BE001_03

“Northern Tier” is printed by Beatrice, an independent press specializing in artists’ books. This post is to share some teasers of the book as well as Beatrice’s description of this project.

From Beatrice:

“Northern Tier is a contemporary document of rural America, captured through the photography of artist and scientist Thomas Wilson. In the summer of 2017, utilizing the Northern Tier bicycle route, Wilson rode his bike from New York City to Oregon along with his riding partner, Michael Patten.


The pair’s days were spent swiftly traversing miles of empty landscape, while at night they slept in strangers’ bedrooms and sleeping bags on the side of the road. Wilson punctuates his landscape imagery with pit stops in small towns, collecting postcards, ephemera, and other samples of Americana that oscillate between humor and melancholy.


The book is offered in an open edition through 2018, though the first 100 copies also come with a free print. The book was edited and designed by Wilson and Pat Reynolds, and it features introductory texts by Michael Patten and filmmaker John Wilson (Tom’s brother). 


Thomas Wilson is a photographer based in Brooklyn, NY; he also teaches high school earth science. His work has recently been featured on BOOOOOOOM and Aint-Bad.”


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Here’s how to enter:

  1. Follow us @boxspeed
  2. Follow Thom @thomspictures
  3. Comment on the giveaway post and tag a friend you’d bike you’d bike across the USA with

If you’re a photographer working on a project and you’d like to spread the word on your work send us a message! is the best way to get in touch or DM either of us at @nickross48 or @_slee_.

Much love,

Box Speed

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