Annika White & Carl Knight

Moments Before Checkout (2023)


Brooklyn-based creative duo Annika White and Carl Knight have compiled a collective body of photographic work. With overlapping feelings in regards to their fluidity and dismality toward American capitalism, they combine their shared passion for the fantastical to merge their distinct approaches. Moments Before Checkout chronicles their road trips to the lesser touched corners of North America. These trips began from a need to grasp a fleeting sense of the unknown. They would stay in motels decorated with familiar fragments of the past. With each new room came a new portrait: a new moment to preserve. And, as they do not rise early, they would often take these moments before checkout.