Allan Hill guarding the Packard Automotive Plant with a machete and his two dogs. Alan has been living in the ruin for several years, with no running water or electricity. He claims to be in charge of looking after the enormous ruin. Luxury Packard cars were made here by the Packard Motor Car Company and later by the Studebaker-Packard Corporation. The 3,500,000-square-foot (325,000 m2) building was opened in 1903 and closed in 1958. Since its abandonment, the plant has been a haven for graffiti artists, urban explorers, paintballers and auto scrappers, and much of the wiring and other building material has been scavenged. Hard.Land is a journey through rust belt and blue collar America to meet the people struggling to keep the 'American Dream' alive: middle class people, the unemployed, the new poor, the workers on low or minimum wages and those who have had their benefits cut. Photographer Espen Rasmussen and journalist Roy Freddy Andersen travelled from Chicago to Detroit and on to Youngstown (OH), Beckley (WV), Williamsport (PA), ending their trip in New York. Their journey focuses on regular people and the consequences of globalisation, mechanisation and the growing gap between rich and poor in the US. The decline of many industries such as car building in Detroit and mining in West Virginia have brought about a shift for millions of workers into low paid service jobs which is changing the social fabric of many parts of the US.