I have spent long hours learning from and talking to the pressmen and management of these four printing companies. Each place has it’s own work protocols and different style of delivering the printed page. I photograph these presses because they represent a bygone era in this country. The marks left upon these machines by their operators are like evidence of another America, an America where you could give your all to an industry and expect to receive a fair return. For me it’s not just an emotional attachment to the newspaper industry but to the sentimental notion of being rewarded for hard work.