Alec Soth, a successful photographer throughout the years, collected all the photographs he has taken throughout his lifetime, took out his editorial notes, selected and arranged them into a book. The book, entitled Songbook, adopts a musical approach in the arrangement of the photographs. It allows the viewer to take a journey across the United States as the pictures are punctuated with quotes from classic songs. The book is about the pursuit of individualism in America (if that is even an achievable goal anymore), and how we lose community through that process. He explores a variety of themes in the work in this vain, depicting people trying and failing to connect with each other in our increasingly technologically driven world. The Songbook series comes to end increasingly anxious end, leaving the American landscape feeling haunted, misty, indistinct and all but deserted.