There is something in motels, even if it is difficult to identify something specific, that fascinates us and will continue to fascinate us. Maybe it’s the fact that they are located in isolated places, maybe it’s the typical neon signs, or maybe it’s the almost maniacal division of spaces. They are places of passage between the endless street and the city. Their mysterious appearance, which comes from the cinematic custom of turning these places into sets and their timeless charm captured Derek Flack’s attention so much that he dedicated an entire Instagram profile to these places.
Motel Register, this is the name of the account where Derek Flack posts photos taken by him or his many followers that show ghostly facades illuminated only by signs and bare interiors characterized by typical wallpapers and neutral, almost dead colors.
The Instagram Motel Register profile is also linked to a Tumblr page, where Derek dwells on the aspects he likes the most, telling in words what the photographs fail to reveal.