The People You Meet at McDonald’s
As much as we (well, most of us) love to hate McDonald’s food, we know that McDonald’s restaurants can be a token of home no matter where we are in the world. Plus, the free Internet and electric outlets help. The 14,000 McDonald’s locations across the country are where we go, rich or poor, for a cheap meal on the run, a late-night snack, or when we’re simply craving a familiar taste.
Portrait photographer Nolan Conway captured the diversity of McDonald’s patrons by photographing about 180 of them in almost 150 McDonald’s restaurants in 22 states. Despite differences in background and economic status, each of Conway’s subjects is doing the same thing: eating McDonald’s food. Here are some of my favorite pieces of Conway’s photoessay:
View the rest of Nolan Conway’s photoessay at the New York Times Magazine.